Spiced Red Cabbage, Super Easy Bariatric Recipe

Bariatric Friendly Spiced Red Cabbage Recipe

Our Spiced Red Cabbage recipe is welcomed throughout fall and winter, not just around the Christmas holiday season. However, it seems especially appropriate for the holiday seeing as it contains flavors everyone loves and has a bold color that looks amazing on any dinner table. It will be a welcome addition to the season’s gatherings for years to come.

This is our approach to an English holiday classic recipe we just could not wait to try ourselves.  It has a wonderfully sweet and a little sour flavor that pairs great with holiday poultry. We hope you enjoy it and make it for years to come.

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This spiced red or purple cabbage recipe was easy to make and required little prepping. With simple ingredients and an hour and a half to simmer, this dish was complete. With its vibrant color, this side dish will outshine the other side dish options at your next holiday dinner party. Best of all friends and family can also enjoy it and will be shocked to find out that it’s considered bariatric friendly. Or, you don’t have to tell them, it can be our little secret.

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For those of you that get a kick out of a dish that has a nice balance between sweet and sour, you’ll absolutely love this unique holiday-inspired dish. You don’t have to save it for just special occassions, this is a tasty bariatric recipe that you can use throughout the seasons. Plus the aromas are wonderful.

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Spiced Red Cabbage Ingredients 

1 head of red/purple cabbage

1 apple

1/2 onion

¼t cinnamon

¼t nutmeg

2T Balsamic vinegar

3/4C red wine vinegar

1 star anise (optional*)

Salt and pepper

Non-stick spray


1. Remove outer leaves and core from head of red/purple cabbage and slice into ribbons

2. Chop and remove seeds from 1 apple

3. Chop 1/2 onion

4. Spray pot with non-stick spray. Add red cabbage and toss to coat. Add a splash of water. Cook and stir occasionally for 5 minutes.

5. Add onions, cinnamon, nutmeg, Balsamic vinegar, red wine vinegar, apple, salt and pepper to taste. Stir well. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer.

6. Add star of anise, cover and simmer for 1 1/2 hours

If you make this Spiced Red Cabbage bariatric recipe, please post, follow and tag us on social media! We love seeing how our blogs can help bariatric patients continue to make healthy choices and maintain wellness years after weight loss surgery. That’s what we’re all about at WLS Afterlife! Whether you’ve had the gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, lap band, gastric balloon, or any other kind of weight loss surgery- we have recipes for you.

We recommend our WLS Afterlife viewers follow their doctor’s dietary guidelines, regardless of our recipe instructions. Don’t forget to control your portions after weight loss surgery.

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