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Recipe By American Diabetes Association

Think apples are just for a quick in-the-hand snack? Try them cooked! In this recipe the apples add sweetness to the cabbage as well as depth of flavor.

Nutrition Facts: Carbohydrate exchanges 0.5.
Amount per Serving: Calories 40, Calories from Fat 15, Total Fat 1.5 g, Saturated Fat 0.5 g, Trans Fat 0 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Sodium 30 mg, Potassium 115 mg, Total Carbohydrate 7 g, Dietary Fiber 1 g, Sugars 4 g, Protein 1 g, Phosphorus 15 mg

Servings: 8
Serving size: ½ cup
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes


  • 2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • ½ cup diced onion (½ of a small onion)
  • 1 medium Braeburn, Gala, Fuji, or Granny Smith apple, unpeeled and diced (about 1¼ cups)
  • ½ teaspoon caraway seeds
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • 3 cups shredded red cabbage (½ of a medium cabbage)
  • ¼ cup low-fat, reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • ¼ cup unsweetened apple juice or apple cider
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar or lemon juice
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


    1. Heat the oil and butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and apple, and sauté for about 3 to 4 minutes, just until the apple begins to soften. Add in the caraway seeds and sugar, and sauté for 1 minute.
    2. Add in the cabbage and toss with tongs, coating the cabbage with the apples and onion. Sauté for about 3 to 4 minutes. Add in the broth and apple juice, cover, and cook over medium heat for about 8 to 10 minutes, or until the cabbage is cooked through but tender. Sprinkle in the cider vinegar or lemon juice, and season with salt and pepper.

Copyright 2012 American Diabetes Association. From, reprinted with permission from The American Diabetes Association. To order this book, please call 1-800-232-6455 or order online at

Reminder: The ingredients in a recipe determine if it should be eaten every day, some days, or on special occasions. It's up to you and you doctor to determine what can be part of a healthy diet for you and any special needs you may have.

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