Sauerkraut recipes and delicious inspiration for your next meal.

Sauerkraut works well for vegan dishes and vegetarian snacks but is also a treat for people that like meat or are on the keto diet.

Eat our sauerkraut cold to add the probiotic goodness of Lactobacillus to your dish. Or warm it up if you are looking for soul food.

Fresh Salad-Spiration feat. Roasted Garlic

Let’s spring into April with good gut health! Our gut is “the largest organ of immunity in the body.” There are several ways we can ensure our guts are healthy. First, by having a daily source of probiotics, high fiber and plant-based foods in our diet. Many studies show that people who consume higher amounts of fiber have a greater diversity in their gut. The bacteria in our gastrointestinal tract feed off of the food we eat and in return these good bacteria keep our bodies healthy. Therefore, by combining natural sources of probiotics, plant-based and high fiber foods we can create an environment for growth of healthy bacteria. Four functions a good intestinal microbiota provide for our bodies are:

  • Preventing development of pathogenic bacteria
  • Create a strong immune system
  • Synthesize B Vitamins and Vitamin K
  • And provide a source of energy for colonic cells and liver cells

Add Cleveland Kraut as the natural form of probiotic to your diet, while combining it with whole grains and plant-based foods. Give this recipe a try!

Ingredients:

1 cup mixed greens

2 Tablespoons Roasted Garlic Cleveland Kraut

¼ avocado

½ large tomato

1 egg

Handful of whole-wheat spicy pita chips

Salad dressing: 1 Tablespoon olive oil, ½ lemon squeezed, & everything seasoning.

 

By: Allie McTighe MS, RD, LD

Source: The Inside Tract: What RDs Need to Know about the Gut Microbiome. Journal of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 2013.

“Syn”-fully Good Chips ‘n Kraut

If you could combine two gut-healthy ingredients to help boost your immunity, would you do it? Well Cleveland Kraut has set up the baseline for you. Many of their products combine garlic with sauerkraut. Garlic is a form of prebiotic and fermented sauerkraut is a type of probiotic. In nutrition we like to call these products “synbiotics,” because they combine together both prebiotics and probiotics. The combination of the two is going to help promote the growth of healthy bacteria in our gut! Having a balanced microbiota (or gut environment) is going to improve laxation and digestive health, reduce risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, and colon cancer. Cleveland Kraut does it all! Expand the benefits and pair your kraut with a whole grain pita chip and antioxidant rich vegetables, for a spicy and tasteful snack!

 

 

Ingredients:

4 Whole grain pita

2 Tbsp. olive oil

¼ tsp. paprika

¼ tsp. cayenne pepper

¼ tsp. garlic powder

2 medium tomatoes

½ sweet onion

1 jalapeno

2 Tbsp. cilantro

1 Tbsp. lemon juice

Garnish Gnar Gnar Kraut

 

 

Directions:

Pita chips: Preheat oven to 350F. Cut pitas into 8 triangular pieces. Mix together olive oil, paprika, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder in a bowl. Spread mixture evenly onto each pita. Bake in oven for 10-15 minutes.

Salsa: Finely dice tomatoes, onion, jalapeno, and cilantro. Squeeze 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice.

Top each pita with a generous portion of salsa and Gnar Gnar kraut!

 

Written by: Allie McTighe MS, RD, LD

Instagram | @simplycle

Sources:

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Health Implications of Dietary Fiber. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 2015: 1-10.

Wolfram, T. Prebiotics and Probiotics: Creating a Healthier You. Eat Right Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 201

St. Patrick’s Day Reuben Sauerkraut Potato Skins

What better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than with your favorite sauerkraut from Cleveland Kraut?! Fermented foods, such as sauerkraut, contain live bacteria which are helpful to our gut. Having a diverse diet can help to promote a diverse gut environment (otherwise known as the gut microbiome).

Why is this important? The diversity in the gastrointestinal tract helps to create an overall healthy state. In people who have a less diverse environment (microbiota) they have increased rates of: irritable bowel disease, irritable bowl syndrome, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and autoimmune diseases. It is important to incorporate fermented foods and a diverse nutrient dense diet, to stimulate the renewal of healthy bacteria in the gut and prevent the risk for disease.

 

So this St. Patrick’s Day, incorporate Cleveland Kraut in your favorite recipes and give this Rueben Potato Skin recipe a try!

Ingredients:

1 ½ cups redskin potatoes (thinly sliced)

¼ cup Roasted Garlic Kraut

2 Tbsp. olive oil

4 oz. lean corned beef (shaven)

½ cup grated aged cheddar cheese

Garnish green scallions

Directions:

Cut potatoes into thin horizontal slices.

Brush potatoes with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

Bake in the oven at 400F for 20 minutes, or until potatoes start to brown.

Remove potatoes and top with garlic kraut, lean corned beef, and aged cheddar cheese.

Bake for an additional 8-10 minutes and garnish with green scallions.

Enjoy!

 

By: Allie McTighe MS, RD

 

Source: Williams, B., Grant, L., Gidley, M., and Mikkelsen, D. Gut Fermentation of Dietary Fibres: Physico-Chemistry of Plant Cell Walls and Implications for Health. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2017: 1-25.

Easy Breakfast Sandwich

Prebiotics and probiotics are hot topics of nutrition. Research has begun to show benefits of these on gut health. Prebiotics promote the development of “good” bacteria in the gut, while probiotics are the live cultures of “good” bacteria that repopulate in the digestive tract. Why is this important? Our gut is home to many functions in our body, and restoring the “good” bacteria can help to boost our immunity and manage symptoms of digestive disruption. Sauerkraut is a natural form of probiotics! Cleveland Kraut is fermented sauerkraut and can help to restore that good bacteria in our gut, and promote health benefits!

Give this Breakfast Sandwich recipe a try with the Classic Caraway Kraut!

2 Slices Whole Wheat Bread

¼ cup Classic Caraway Cleveland Kraut

1 Egg

2 oz. Luncheon Turkey

¼ cup Spinach

¼ Avocado

Source: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: http://www.eatright.org/resource/food/vitamins-and-supplements/nutrient-rich-foods/prebiotics-and-probiotics-the-dynamic-duo

 

Shrimp Bowl

Anyway, like I was sayin’, shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. There’s uh, shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There’s pineapple shrimp, [Gnarly Shrimp], lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich. That- that’s about it.

If you love shrimp, you’ll love this shrimp bowl by Caroline Franco. Just a heads up: you’ll probably feel inspired to watch Forrest Gump while you eat it…do it.

Ingredients:

  • bed of baby kale
  • shrimp sautéed in butter and chili powder
  • roasted plantains
  • tortilla chips
  • cherry tomatoes
  • Gnar Gnar Kraut
  • avocado slices
  • mango bell pepper salsa
  • lime slice

Assemble all the ingredients over your kale bed and enjoy your delicious, healthy dinner!

 

Show us how you #ClevelandKraut!

We loving seeing how each and every one of you works our goods into your delicious creations.

Whether you’re #Gnarnishing #DroppingTheBeet or #GettingFriskyWithTheWhiskey, we’d love to see the amazing meals you’re whipping up.

Send us an email, tag us on facebook or instagram, or come to Cleveland and make us your favorite dish and we’ll get it posted right here for you to share our with glee!

So c’mon – get Krautin!!! We can’t wait to see (and taste) what you’re cooking. Team Cleveland Kraut

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