This post is part of my month-long series, Ode to Cabbage, which highlights my love of this amazing, multitalented veggie with several healthy recipes. Be sure to check them all out!

Sweet Summer Cottage Cabbage Salad

Skinny Summer cabbage salad

1/2 head green cabbage
2 tbsp. coconut oil (or olive oil)
1 cup fresh strawberries
1 cup fresh blueberries
1/2 pear
2 handfuls almonds
2 handfuls sunflower seeds
1/4 cup crumbled bleu cheese (optional)

Chop cabbage into bite-sized pieces and follow my roasting instructions for perfectly-sweet roasted cabbage. Finely slice the strawberries and even the pear (makes it look more elegant) and throw all ingredients in a salad bowl. I had blueberries that we’d picked at a blueberry farm with our free She Just Glows Kids playgroup, so I threw those in as well. The blue cheese is optional but adds a buttery saltiness that is a nice counterpoint to the sweet pear, strawberries and blueberries.

One of the main ways I lost 25 pounds after the birth of our second son was returning to fruit when I had a sweet craving, rather than reaching for cookies and ice cream. I love that this salad can satisfy the sweet tooth in a clean and delicious way. That’s why I call it the Skinny Summer cabbage salad! ‘Cause if I change my habits now, this summer, I will be as fit as I want to be!