Steamed Cabbage

(makes 4 servings)

4 cups (280 g) package shredded cabbage
1 tablespoon (11 g) reduced-fat soft margarine
1 tablespoon (15 ml) fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) Dijon mustard
salt (optional) and freshly ground pepper to taste

1. Place shredded cabbage in a vegetable steamer (we sometimes use a colander) set over a pan of slowly boiling water. Cover and steam for 7 to 8 minutes, until tender but still crisp.
2. Place margarine, lemon juice, and mustard in a small microwave-safe dish. Microwave on HIGH for 10 to 15 seconds, until margarine melts. Stir and drizzle over steamed cabbage, tossing gently to coat evenly. Season with salt (if using) and pepper. Serve hot,

Per serving: 34 calories (46% calories from fat), 1 g protein, 2 g total fat (0.4 g saturated fat), 4 g carbohydrate, 2 g dietary fiber, 0 cholesterol, 61 mg sodium
Diabetic exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat