|April 26, 2024

9 Cabbage Recipes to Eat on the Bulletproof Diet

By Sarah Kester
Reviewed by Theresa Greenwell for Scientific Accuracy on 04/17/2024

9 Cabbage Recipes to Eat on the Bulletproof Diet

  • Cabbage is a member of the cruciferous family with an impressive nutritional profile.
  • Cabbage is a versatile vegetable that makes healthy and delicious side dishes, slaws, salads, main meals and soups.
  • Discover the best cabbage recipes below to wow your tastebuds.

If you currently have a head of cabbage in your crisper drawer, it’s time to get cooking. Cabbage is one of the most versatile, cost-effective and low-calorie vegetables around. There are many types of cabbage, such as red, green, napa and savoy, which come in a rainbow of colors.

Cabbage is a member of the cruciferous family. It contains hefty amounts of iron, fiber, vitamin C and vitamin K.[1] This humble vegetable often serves as a side dish. However, these recipes place cabbage where it belongs: center stage. Keep reading to learn about the benefits of cabbage and salivate over the best cabbage recipes to eat on the Bulletproof diet.

person working with raw cabbage

Cabbage Benefits

Cabbage’s nutritional profile resembles broccoli, cauliflower and Brussell sprouts. This is no coincidence—they’re all part of the same family of cruciferous vegetables. One of the many reasons to eat more cabbage is its high fiber content. There are almost 5 grams of fiber in two cups of raw cabbage. This goes a long way in aiding digestion and keeping you fuller for longer.[2]

Cabbage is also jam-packed with iron and vitamins K and C, which helps support vision, brain and immune function.[3][4][5]

Is cabbage healthier cooked or raw? There are many ways to cook cabbage. You can add it to soups or make classic cabbage rolls. But raw cabbage is the superior preparation choice since it retains the most nutrients.

Cabbage Recipes

Keto Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

keto stuffed cabbage

This recipe combines cabbage with lamb or another lean protein, such as lean ground beef. It also features cauliflower and Bulletproof Grass-Fed Ghee. It makes 16 cabbage rolls that, once formed, are smothered in a mouth-watering tomato sauce. All in all, this is a healthier take on a beloved comfort dish.

Low-Carb Dumpling Cabbage Rolls

low carb dumpling cabbage wraps

This veggie-forward dish is a low-carb take on a traditional Chinese staple. Rather than using carb-heavy dough to form the dumpling, cabbage acts as a grain-free wrap. The recipe calls for savoy cabbage, but you can use any type of cabbage, such as napa. This becomes an easy weeknight dinner that cuts corners to save time, not flavor.

Easy Kimchi Recipe


Kimchi is a Korean dish made of fermented vegetables, such as cabbage, radishes and carrots. As a fermented food, it contains live microbes that promote good gut health.[6] Once the kimchi has fermented for long enough, you can use it as a side dish, eat it on its own or add it to your favorite dishes, such as a bed of rice or pasta sauces.

Slow-Roasted Pork Belly with Seasonal Vegetables

slow roasted pork on seasonal veggies

Pork belly is often served with mashed potatoes and mac and cheese. But for a low-carb option that’s just as delicious, try this Slow-Roasted Pork Belly with Seasonal Vegetables. The tender pork belly pairs with several seasonal vegetables, such as Bok choy, celery and red onion. The standout veggie is red cabbage, which is braised to perfection with an array of fresh spices.

Low-Carb Vegetarian Ramen

vegetarian ramen

Ramen typically exists in two categories. First, the high-quality version you get at a restaurant. And second, the low-budget ramen package you make at home. This recipe provides a dish in the middle. It’s low carb by swapping zucchini for ramen noodles and uses coconut milk as the broth’s base. Purple cabbage adds a pop of color and a heavy hit of nutrients with each slurp.

Avocado Pineapple Paleo Coleslaw

avocado pineapple paleo coleslaw

This is one slaw that deserves to be eaten. Pineapple is infused into a mixture of cucumber, avocado, cilantro and napa cabbage to complement the tangy taste. Pineapple may be the star of this dish, but cabbage is a close second. It provides a satisfying crunch with every bite.

One Pan Keto Egg Roll in a Bowl

keto egg roll in a bowl

If you feel like having Chinese food for dinner, but don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen, add this keto egg roll bowl to your menu. As the name suggests, it’s a one-pan meal that is a breeze to prepare. Since the dish is deconstructed, you don’t have to worry about frying a wonton wrapper. Red cabbage serves as both a delicious coleslaw ingredient and a feast for your eyes.

Low-Carb Thai Salad with Grilled Steak

thai salad with grilled steak

Who said cabbage can only make slaw? Red cabbage is a standout ingredient in this fresh salad with grass-fed top sirloin steak. The steak is marinated to perfection with coconut amino, honey, lime juice and fresh spices. This flavor profile complements the aromatic herbs and salad ingredients. It creates a dish that’s perfect for lunches throughout the week or a simple dinner.

Sweet Potato Curry with Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice

sweet potato curry

The purple cabbage in this comforting curry dish makes it almost too pretty to eat—almost. The purple cabbage goes well with sweet potatoes, coconut milk and a melody of spices harmonizing with your taste buds. White rice is swapped out for a low-carb option: cauliflower rice that’s infused with cilantro and lime.

Cabbage is a member of the cruciferous family. Cabbage comes in all different types and colors of the rainbow, such as red, napa, savoy and more. Cabbage has been hailed as one of the most cost-effective and versatile vegetables. Cabbage is good for digestion and lowering the risk of certain diseases.

The ways to cook with this humble vegetable go beyond coleslaw. Try out the recipes above and don’t be surprised if cabbage dethrones your favorite vegetable.

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