Over the past couple months, I have become close friends with the glycemic index (GI) chart. This is a ranking system that illustrates the rate in which a food’s carbohydrate content is broken down into sugar and absorbed into the body. In short, the higher the GI of a food, the more rapidly glucose is released into ones bloodstream.
The star of today’s recipe is cabbage since it has a GI of about 10!
Colorful Cabbage Slaw
*half head of green cabbage
*handful of cherry tomatoes (or a couple regular tomatoes)
*one cucumber (scoop some of the seeds out to keep the salad from becoming too watery)
*two green onions (thinly sliced)
*avocado (chopped; do not add until you’re ready to eat)
*salt and pepper to taste
*two cloves of garlic (reduce to 1 clove if you want a more mild garlic flavor)
*two Tbsp olive oil
*about 1/2 a lemon’s worth of juice
*three Tbsp red wine vinegar
*one Tbsp honey
*one Tbsp dijon mustard