Cabbage-Leafy Apple Salad



  • 2 cups of lettuce leaf blend of your choice
  • ¼ cup of shredded carrots
  • ¼ cup of pumpkin seeds, slivered almonds, and pecans mixed together
  • 1 tsp of apple cider vinegar
  • Dash of nutmeg
  • 1 cup of shredded napa green cabbage
  • 1 small gala apple, chopped
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 lemon, rinsed and dried (for 1 tsp lemon zest)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp red chile flakes
  • Optional: for additional sweetness to your plate, add 1 Tbsp dark or golden raisins.
  • Optional: for less sweetness, replace apple cider vinegar with water and use only half of 1 small gala apple.

Special equipment: citrus zester

Prep time: 15 minutes
Yields: 1 serving


  1. Zest lemon rind over a plate until you have about 1 tsp of zest. Reserve. (You can store the rest of the lemon for a different recipe!)
  2. In pan over medium high heat, heat oil, and then sauté together carrots, pumpkin seeds, almonds, pecans, raisins if using, cabbage, and apple for about 5 minutes.
  3. Once cabbage has wilted, add dash of nutmeg, garlic, red chile flakes, lemon zest, and apple cider vinegar to the pan and sauté for about 3-5 more minutes.
  4. Plate the lettuce leaf mix into a bowl, and top with the stir-fried cabbage and apple mix. Enjoy!

Yasmine’s notes:
In my household at the time of this writing, there are multiple health issues and eating ‘styles’ I have to mind as I meal prep for everyone. For example, where some of us are diabetic and on medication, not everyone can handle the same sweet toppings that I may add to my salads. To manage giving everyone something healthy that they’ll willingly eat without overworking myself, I find ways to “stratify” what I’m prepping– such as adding or leaving out dried or fresh fruits. In this way, everyone can have something healthy via their own needs and preferences.

May you adapt with whatever suits you and yours best as well.

***And speaking even further of adapting with what suits you and yours best? If you’re looking for a less fatty yet still sweet version of a baked pastry treat, try the Cabbage-Leafy Apple DONUT! (Yes, you heard me right.)***


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