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Trying to eat healthier this new year? We'll help with this great recipe for cabbage rolls filled with lean turkey and quinoa.
Losing weight and eating healthier are probably the most common New Year's resolutions out there, and that’s very admirable.
The first way to fail immediately at these goals, though, is to restrict yourself to bland, boring dishes – thinking that is the only way to stay within the healthy lines.
These skinny quinoa cabbage rolls are not only filling and about as healthy as you can get, but they also pack a spicy punch that makes the flavors the opposite of boring.
There are a few different pieces to these rolls. For starters, you need a good filling.
Cook up a small batch of quinoa and then let it cool a bit. If you have any leftover quinoa, you can definitely use that – or you could even use something like rice or any other grain as a substitution.
Now let’s deal with the cabbage. This might look difficult, but trust us, it’s doable. The key thing to remember is that cabbage leaves are pretty sturdy. Also, if they do rip a bit or fall apart, that’s totally okay. The leaves don’t have to be perfect to work.
You need 12 big leaves for this recipe. To make them flexible, just boil them in simmering, salted water for about three minutes. Then drain them and let them cool so you can work with them.
Serve the cabbage rolls with the thickened sauce over the top and garnish each serving with fresh parsley and lemon wedges.
If you're a fan of cabbage rolls, you have to give this a shot!