I love food.

If you know me or have been following me for any amount of time, you already know ya girl likes to eat!

You probably also know that I am a kind-of, sort-of picky eater… At least that’s what my parents would tell you.

Chicken fingers are my one true love.

That is only a slight exaggeration.  If I had a dollar for every chicken finger I had ever eating in 27 year on this earth, I would probably be a very wealthy woman.  Alas, that’s not how life works.

Life also doesn’t allow you to become an adult and continue eating all those fried, yummy foods  without it expanding you waistband.

Needless to say, I’ve had to broaden my horizons on the food front and find some new eating habits.  Enter, Pinterest!

Thank goodness for that wonderful website.  I know like several more vegetables than just “white peas.”  (Side note, why do we call them white peas when they’re actually green?)

Pinterest also helped me out as I explored low-carb meals, clean eating, and the 21 Day Fix.  In fact it’s been a lifesaver!

So anyway, while I still love a good home-cooked meal, there are few vegetables that my family cooks in their “southern-style” that I actually eat.  We all know (and love the fact) that our home cooking down here is Alabama includes very few items on the “clean eating” scale, because it just tastes. so. good.

One Sunday a while back, I went home to my parents and mom was cooking

Steamed cabbage and turkey meat is one of my favorite, easy, clean meals!

cabbage.. (I knew as soon as I walked in the door because the whole house smelled like a fart… Oh, stop.  You were thinking that same thing as soon as I said cabbage.)

I had never been a huge cabbage fan outside of egg rolls, and even then I used to scrape the cabbage out.  But this particular Sunday, I was STARVING after church.  Any other day I would’ve refused it and eaten later, but y’all… Hangry is a thing!

So, I fixed a bowl… And I loved it.
So, I fixed another.

It’s amazing my mama didn’t fall out of her chair from shock when I asked for the recipe.

Since then, I cook it all the time.  It’s a meal prep favorite for lunches, because it’s just as yummy leftover.  BONUS:  With just a couple of minor tweaks, it’s a clean recipe!  So, here we go:

You will need:

  • 1 lb. turkey meat (or hamburger meat if you prefer)
  • 1 small head of cabbage, chopped
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

An optional, super southern ingredient that I do make an exception for even when eating clean – bacon grease.  Not a lot, just a teaspoon of it.

I know, I know… Who has bacon grease lying around?

That would be me.  In a little container in my fridge.

Anyway, back to cookin’!

Brown your meat with your diced onion.  Once your meat is cooked, drain the grease from it.  Then, you will add your cabbage, bacon grease (optional), and salt and pepper.

Cover the pot and let it steam for about 10-15 minutes on low.  Check your cabbage, if you like your cabbage a little softer, you may want to steam it a little longer.

BAM!  That’s all there is to it.  It’s easy to cook and great for meal prepping.

This dish can stand alone, or you can pair it with a side.

This recipe makes about 5 servings, and I usually divide it out into 1 – 1 1/2 cup portions.

For the 21 Day Fix containers, I count it as 1 green & 1 red.

This dish is perfect for low-carb or clean eating diets… even if your house smells like a fart for a few minutes.

Thanks for stopping by!

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