Life is full of compromises. Sometimes you have to give a little to get a little and that's what I did for this dish.
I wanted my boys to eat some healthy cabbage and chia seeds and in exchange I used their favorite store bought dressing as a bargaining chip. It worked like a charm! We've had this dish at least 3 times this summer.
Of course there was some coaxing the first time, but once I told them "Daddy's dressing" is in there, they ate it and realized, the liked it!
Last night I made it alongside their favorite grilled chicken.
This time there was barely a peep about the purple side dish with the weird seeds. They both (baby not included, more on that later) happily ate my now go-to slaw.
I absolutely love it and will be enjoying the leftovers with my lunch. The chia seeds are much like poppy seeds, adding a great texture. The dressing adds just enough flavor and if left to sit, wilts to the cabbage every so slightly. I just let my 18 year old baby sitter try the leftovers and she decided to have it alongside her lunch.
Here's how I make it…
- 1 small head of red cabbage (about 350 g when shredded)
- 1-2 carrots grated
- 3 tbsp chia seeds (32g)
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- ½ tbsp honey (10g)
- 2 tbsp store bought creamy Italian Dressing
Put all ingredients in a bowl.
You really can't get much easier than that!
We eat it right away but you can let it sit in the fridge. It does let the dressing soak in and wilt the cabbage a little.
Dinner really was great even though it looks like I'm forcing him to take this picture. LOL
He ate his whole serving. Little Bean, however, immediately pushed it off his plate.
Which was ok. He still ate sweet potato and chicken. I'll just keep offering it and sooner or later he'll come around. 🙂
|Servings||Amt per Serving|
|4||About a cup|
|100||6g||5g||old: 2||new: 3|