Summer is coming and so is the garden goodness we reap every year. Whether you grow your own, shop a farmer’s market or local grocery store, there’s nothing like fresh food. As I promised earlier this week and in my feeding a large family on a budget post, I am sharing a family favorite recipe with you today. Have you ever tried cabbage skillet pizza?
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Before you wrinkle your nose at the thought of cabbage, let me just say that I didn’t like cabbage as a kid and didn’t even as an adult until I learned how to prepare it right. My kids have told me repeatedly that they love this almost more than our regular whole wheat pizza – now that’s saying something.
My kids aren’t picky, which in and of itself is a miracle because my mother swore to the highest heavens that she never saw a pickier eater than me. I admit I was, but I believe there was a reason.
Let me go back a few years and explain why I am making efforts in my household diet. I have always been an advocate for a healthy lifestyle and thought I was doing good. No coffee, pop, sugar fests, processed food were limited and we didn’t have any other bad habit. However, some events came up in my life, like losing our little girl and baby, that made me listen harder to my body and research. What I found was though I thought our regimen was healthy, like grinding our own grains and baking our own breads, for example, it was highly lacking. You would think homemade anything is good, but that isn’t the case when using your typical food sources found at the grocery store.
My research led me to discover that our current day food supply is absolutely nothing like our ancestors diets, not only in cultivation, but in preparation. Our modern-day wheat, for example, is not meant for our consumption in its current state. Our ancestors knew how to grow the grain without chemicals, ferment it for optimal digestion, making it an absolute vital part of our diet. Not so in today’s world. Now, our bodies are working hard against wheat (and most grains) causing our digestive systems to become weak and create problems like a leaky gut.
Whoa you say, right? I seriously could fill your head with all I know and am constantly learning, but I’m starting here to encourage you to think about what goes into your daily habit. Some of my favorite reads and resources are Nourishing Traditions, Folks, This Ain’t Normal, and Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS). I also highly encourage you to take a peek at the Weston A. Price Foundation (WAPF) and all of their immense resources, and other phenomenal food bloggers like Nourished Kitchen, Food Renegade, and Mommypotamus.
My family and I have worked hard to heal ourselves primarily following the GAPS and WAPF protocol, and can say that it is MIRACULOUS! We have watched how one of our daughters that would vomit for 12 hours if she touched a speck of wheat is now able to eat our homemade pizza made with whole wheat flour. All by changing our habits and healing our guts with nourishing food. I could share more stories, but instead of inundating you right now, I will try to fill in as I go each time I share a recipe.
Making the changes may seem daunting at first, but with easy recipes like this cabbage skillet pizza, you’ll find them slipping right into your daily grind and you’ll feel soooo good.
Ready to mix it up and dive in? Let’s go!
Feel free to print the recipe so you can have it ready to go when you need a last-minute meal idea. Don’t have a cast-iron skillet? Don’t worry, you can cook the cabbage down in a stainless steel skillet and transfer to a baking dish if you skillet is not oven proof or you can get one online. You can do this!
I know you’ll love that this cabbage skillet pizza is tasty and it’s as easy as chopping…
Adding your favorite toppings to turn it into a pizza (or lasagna style if you prefer)…
During our home remodel we’ve slipped in our efforts and I am on a mission to regain my diet back. I feel strongly about sharing our efforts with you and encouraging you that if a family of 8 on a budget can do it, so can you!
TIP: Consider buying local dairy to not only support your local farmer, but also grate your own cheese as many of the bagged varieties contain wood pulp, YES, WOOD PULP! It is used to the keep the cheese from sticking together. bluck. While a local farmer isn’t always available, you can search your area here.
I want to hear from you when you give this cabbage skillet pizza a try and please feel free to ask any questions that you may have. Don’t forget to pin and share this recipe to save it for future reference. ♥
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