Nuts for Cabbage

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Nuts for Cabbage being transported on the Echo Trail and into the Boundary Waters!

This was a new hit with the Goldies on our trek up to the Boundary Waters this year.  A German pediatrician gave me the idea and I modified a little bit.

I’m all about simple, healthy recipes… and this really fits the bill!

Ingredients:

1/2 head of raw Cabbage (red or white)
1 cup raw nuts (any mixture of almonds, cashews, walnuts and pecans)
1 cup Coconut flakes (optional)
Sea Salt to taste

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There’s a great store called “Mike’s Discount Foods” in Fridley, MN that carries a lot of organic and natural items (sometimes past expiration) for really cheap! (The one in Columbia Heights is much smaller and not near the variety of items.)

Method:
1)  Cut cabbage into bite-size chunks and put in bag or container.
2)  Add nuts.  I’ve tried this with both raw and roasted & salted nuts.  Try pecans, almonds, walnuts, and/or cashews.  Raw is preferred for optimal health benefits.
3)  Optional – Mix in coconut flakes.  Either Tiffany’s Power-full Coconut Chips or Dang Coconut Chips (experiment with different flavors)
4)  If you added raw nuts, you might want to sprinkle some sea salt on the mixture, but it’s surprisingly good even without.  If you added roasted and salted nuts, there is no need for salt.

The nuts can get soggy after about a day so it is best to wait to add the nuts till before you are ready to eat.

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