I love making a big batch of this as a healthy hormones side dish recipe or addition to my salads during the week. The combination of ginger and garlic simply can’t be beaten and adds a punch to any meal. Loaded with healthy hormone balancing purple cabbage, carrots, and sesame, this makes for a terrific side, along with tempeh or chicken meatballs. This gut-friendly ginger garlic cabbage sauté will become a new favorite recipe of yours.
Making vegetables exciting will strengthen your ability to maintain a healthy diet that encourages energy and healthy digestion. So many people fall off the wagon because they think healthy eating has to be bland. That couldn’t be further from the truth.
Eating well isn’t about encouraging boredom and blandness, it’s about nourishment on a deeper level, and please your taste buds and your body at the same time. This ginger garlic cabbage is just one of the many tasty gut-friendly recipes you will enjoy.
Key Ingredients for Gut & Hormone Friendly Vegetable Saute
So, why should you make this simple vegetable saute made with purple cabbage, ginger and garlic? Here are some health and nutritional benefits of a gut and hormone friendly veggie saute recipe.
Regarding hormones, cabbage is often mentioned as a beneficial food for hormonal balance. It contains phytoestrogens, which are plant compounds similar to estrogen, a female hormone. These phytoestrogens can help regulate hormone levels in our bodies, which can be beneficial for women going through menopause.
GINGER & GARLIC
Ginger and garlic have long been hailed for their incredible health benefits, particularly when it comes to supporting gut health and balancing hormones. These two powerful ingredients, commonly found in kitchens around the world, not only add flavor to dishes, but also offer a range of medicinal properties.
When it comes to hormones, sesame seeds contain lignans, natural antioxidants that can help regulate estrogen levels in the body. This can be beneficial for women during menopause, where hormonal imbalances are common.
Coconut oil is widely recognized for its numerous benefits for gut and hormone health. This natural oil extracted from coconut pulp is rich in medium-chain fatty acids that can help balance gut bacteria, thereby strengthening the digestive system.
Carrots help balance the levels of progesterone, estrogen, and cortisol due to the high fiber content. The fiber in carrots will help rid the body of excess estrogen levels to regulate your hormones more efficiently.
Healthy Hormones Ginger Garlic Cabbage Saute Recipe
- To toast your sesame seeds, heat a dry sauté pan on low flame. When the pan is hot, add the sesame seeds. Toast for about 2 minutes until golden. Remove the sesame seeds from the pan so they don’t continue cooking. Set aside to use in the final step.
- Next, take a sauté pan and add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil. When the pan is hot, add the onions. Sauté until soft. Add purple cabbage, salt, and black pepper.
- Allow the cabbage to soften. Next, add ginger, shredded carrots, and garlic. Sauté for 2 minutes. When the cabbage and other vegetables are soft to your liking, turn off the flame and top with toasted sesame oil and toasted sesame seeds.
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