Braised Cabbage & Apples

Cabbage grows throughout our province, is very affordable and stores well, so it is available most of the year and keeps in the fridge. The crunchiness of cabbage can be softened for all of us, but especially for kids, by marinating in lime juice or vinegar if making a slaw. But another great side is to cook it slowly to soften and sweeten it—perfect for a winter meal!

10 child size portions
Preparation Time
5 minutes
Cooking Time
Common Allergens
Equipment List
Stove top
Large skillet or pot with a lid
Cutting board
Large spoon
large cabbage, red or green
2 tbsp
olive oil
1/2 tsp
1 tbsp

1. Remove the outer leaves and core of the cabbage then chop into slices. Peel and core the apples and chop into small chunks.

2. Heat a large skillet on medium heat then add olive oil. Add cabbage and apples and cook stirring often for 5 minutes. Stir in salt and water. Turn heat to low and cover.

3. Cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, approximately 10 minutes. Serve warm.

Source: Nicole Fetterly, RD

Childcare facilities with 8+ children should check with their Licensing Officer about what is needed to serve food.

Cabbage and apples
Braised Cabbage & Apples