Corned Beef and Cabbage

Watching your diet does not mean you can’t celebrate St. Patrick’s Day ! With sensible portions, you too can be eating corned beef and cabbage and reciting Irish tales and blessings 🙂

I personally do not like corned beef very much and never cook it (thank goodness our dear friend makes it for my husband) – – so you won’t see a picture or recipe creation here. But I wanted to lay it out for you calorie wise…

3 oz. of boiled corned beef is 180 calories
4 oz. of boiled corned beef is 240 calories
Cabbage is so low in calories it is silly – 1/2 c boiled cabbage is 17 calories
1/2 c of boiled potatoes is 68 calories
1 c of boiled potatoes is 136 calories

If I were going to eat this, I would do the lower meat and higher potato count because I am a verified carb hound 🙂 So my meal would come in at 350 calories for:

3 oz. corned beef
1 c boiled cabbage
1 c boiled potatoes

But you can flip it and do more meat and less sides if you wish ! The recipes for this are pretty simple – throw the stuff in water with the seasoning packet that comes with the meat and boil like heck 🙂 Here are links to a few recipes to help you judge timing:


May the road rise to meet you,

May the wind be always at your back.

May the sun shine warm upon your face,

The rains fall soft upon your fields.

And until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of his hand.

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