Pump up your scalloped potatoes with this cabbage and potato version. A creamy sauce made with non-dairy milk, nutritional yeast, and a little dijon mustard mixed in makes this dish ultra comforting. This scalloped potato and cabbage casserole would be great for any holiday meal, and most certainly will please and delight a crowd at a potluck.
Slices of russet potatoes and crunchy green cabbage meld together with the flavors of the herbs and cream sauce, making this such a rich and grounding dish to enjoy. You can even add in your favorite little additions like fresh sprigs of thyme or sage.
The nutritional yeast in the cream sauce is what gives it a cheesy flavor, and also offers a dose of B12, a vitamin which is needed to monitor for those of us who choose to not eat meat. Some people think its necessary to eat meat to get this important vitamin, which is important for the production of red blood cells, supports brain function and maintaining healthy nerve cells and our body’s genetic makeup.
B12 is actually made from bacteria, not meat, and if you are a vegan or eat only plants, you should take a supplement. Very few plant foods have vitamin B12 with natto being the exception. It's a fermented Asian dish that most westerners do not find palatable.
Potatoes are not usually thought of as a superfood and are sometimes avoided because of its starch content and complex carbohydrates, but potatoes really do offer so much. They are low in calories, contain virtually no fat, sodium or cholesterol, contain half our daily value of vitamin C & B6, offers more potassium than a banana, fiber, magnesium, and antioxidants. Let’s clear up the" starch is bad" myth. Potatoes contain a resistant starch, which means that rather than being broken down and absorbed, its turned into short-chain fatty acids, or a beneficial fiber which lowers blood sugar, reduces appetite, and offers digestive support, feeding the friendly bacteria in your gut.
And, don't forget how nutritious cabbage is, too!
So now you can feel good about adding potatoes to your diet. You will absolutely love this dish!
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