Easy Healthier Coleslaw

Easy healthier coleslaw is the perfect side for your BBQ’s and salads. Made with a lower calorie dressing this creamy coleslaw serves up to 8 people. It still has the same great taste as classic full fat coleslaw too!

Easy healthier coleslaw is the perfect side for your BBQ's and salads. Made with a lower calorie dressing this creamy coleslaw serves up to 8 people. It still has the same great taste as classic full fat coleslaw too!

Folks, here I show you how to make your own homemade coleslaw without all the unnecessary unhealthy additions you might get in a shop bought version.

Supermarket coleslaw dressing often contains added sugar, salt and unhealthy hydrogenated oils. Check out the ingredient labels yourself next time you’re in your local store.

The best decision is to make coleslaw and a healthy dressing yourself. That way you can be sure you get the greatest health benefits. Avoiding those unhealthy unnecessary ingredients.

Besides, coleslaw really is relatively simple, fun and easy to make!

Easy healthier coleslaw is the perfect side for your BBQ's and salads. Made with a lower calorie dressing this creamy coleslaw serves up to 8 people. It still has the same great taste as classic full fat coleslaw too!

To make your own easy healthier coleslaw you need red and white heads of cabbage, red onion and a couple of carrots. I also added in some chopped up spring onions that needed used up.

I made the lower calorie dressing with reduced fat mayonnaise. Then combined that with other store cupboard condiments.

It’s easy enough to assemble this bowl of tasty coleslaw together in minutes. However if you can prepare it a few hours in advance that gives all the flavours time to marinate making it even better!

Easy healthier coleslaw is the perfect side for your BBQ's and salads. Made with a lower calorie dressing this creamy coleslaw serves up to 8 people. It still has the same great taste as classic full fat coleslaw too!

Coleslaw is also easy on the budget too. It makes an excellent “filler”. That means you don’t have to go overboard buying lots of different kinds of meats at your BBQ. .

Whilst this easy healthier coleslaw is perfect for your BBQ’s or salad, it’s perfect for all year round too!

If you’ve got any left over then there are so many other ways you could use it up, such as……Easy healthier coleslaw is the perfect side for your BBQ's and salads. Made with a lower calorie dressing this creamy coleslaw serves up to 8 people. It still has the same great taste as classic full fat coleslaw too!

Ways To Use This Easy Healthier Coleslaw

  • Makes a delicious filling to liven up all kinds of sandwiches, e.g cheese or turkey.
  • Is an excellent accompaniment for any leftover chicken that you might have.
  • Goes really well with chips or as an extra side with potato salad.
  • Add to your burgers and/or hot dogs instead of fried onions or cheese to save on calories!

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Easy Healthier Coleslaw Recipe

Of course coleslaw doesn’t have to be just made from cabbage either. You could try using other vegetables here as well. Especially ones you might be looking to use up, like shredded broccoli or green onion?

I’d love to hear what you think of my recipe in the comments below and please do rate my recipe 5* if you like it! 🙂

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Easy healthier coleslaw is the perfect side for your BBQ's and salads. Made with a lower calorie dressing this creamy coleslaw serves up to 8 people. It still has the same great taste as classic full fat coleslaw too!
Easy Healthier Coleslaw
Prep Time
30 mins
 

Easy healthier coleslaw is the perfect side for your BBQ's and salads. Made with a lower calorie dressing this creamy coleslaw serves up to 8 people. It still has the same great taste as classic full fat coleslaw too!

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: International
Keyword: east to make coleslaw, healthy coleslaw
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 157 kcal
Author: neil@neilshealthymeals.com
Ingredients
For the dressing:-
  • 125 ml low calorie mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • 2 tsp runny honey
  • Freshly ground salt and pepper
For the coleslaw:-
  • 170 g head white cabbage shredded
  • 200 g head red cabbage shredded
  • 2 carrots peeled and grated
  • 1/2 red onion thinly sliced
  • 4 spring onions sliced
Instructions
Make the dressing:-
  1. Whisk together mayonnaise, lemon juice, cider vinegar, mustard and honey in a small bowl, then season to taste.
For the coleslaw:-
  1. Put all of the coleslaw ingredients in to a bowl and mix well. Pour over the dressing and again mix well. Serve immediately or place in the fridge and until required.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Healthier Coleslaw
Amount Per Serving
Calories 157 Calories from Fat 28
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.1g 5%
Saturated Fat 0.5g 3%
Monounsaturated Fat 0.7g
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 256.5mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 32.2g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1.8g 7%
Sugars 25.8g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 19%
Vitamin C 33%
Calcium 3%
Iron 3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Easy healthier coleslaw is the perfect side for your BBQ's and salads. Made with a lower calorie dressing this creamy coleslaw serves up to 8 people. It still has the same great taste as classic full fat coleslaw too!

Looking for another fantastic coleslaw recipe for you to try? Then be sure to check out my Cabbage and Radish Slaw!

Right folks, so what’s up next week? Well on Tuesday it’s a super easy One Pot Sweet Potato and Chickpea Curry.

And Thursday? Kinlochleven to Inveroran – The West Highland Way. Day 2. Make sure you’ve read Day 1 of our recent 96 mile hike first!

Have a great weekend and I’ll catch you next week!

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Comments

  1. Don’t know why I’ve never thought to put red cabbage in my coleslaw.

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      I know Jeff. Sometimes the simplest of changes can make all the difference. Plus it makes it a little more colourful too, don’t you think? 🙂

  2. It always amazes me how easy it is to make homemade coleslaw. I love serving coleslaw with all sorts of summer meals, but I’d have to say smoked meats (pulled pork, smoked brisket, etc.) are my favorites. Put a big pile of coleslaw on the plate next to that, and I’ll be a happy camper! This healthier version sounds awesome, too, Neil…we’re planning on having friends over for a backyard cookout soon, so I’ll have to keep this recipe in mind! Yum!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      I’m drooling at the thought of piling this coleslaw up high on pulled pork or smoked brisket David. Especially between a burger bun too. Yum!

      What time do you want me over for your backyard cookout? 😉

  3. I like your recipe, but I can’t use low-calorie mayonnaise. Just can’t. So I guess I’ll stick with the higher calorie version, which is probably why i need to lose weight! But I like the other ingredients!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Ha ha, mixed with those other ingredients I still think you would get a great sauce for your coleslaw Mimi. Albeit not a lower calorie version. 🙂

  4. Coleslaw is totally a fav. Part of the essential summer side dish trifecta of potato salad, pasta salad, and coleslaw!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      I’m not going to disagree with you there Rebecca. Coleslaw is indeed an absolute requirement with all summer salads!

  5. It is crazy the way just a few simple ingredients can create such amazing flavour. I absolutely love coleslaw in my burgers, using it instead of lettuce and tomato. Thank you for this healthier version of coleslaw Neil, it looks like a great recipe and I cannot wait to try it out too.

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thanks Ashika. The weather has turned a bit stormy here, but we’re hoping that the summer will return again for us to enjoy many more burgers done on the BBQ and then topped with this Coleslaw! 😀

  6. Ben|Havocinthekitchen says:

    I lke simple and light dressings because why use up a lot of calories in a dressing when you can eat more food and dessert instead? Love this version, Neil!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Absolutely Ben! If we can get the same flavour and taste from a lighter dressing, why not go ahead and do that? Then yes that means in balance we can have a piece of cake or perhaps a glass of wine! 😀

  7. Simply awesome this healthier coleslaw sounds Neil! I love the idea of adding low calorie mayo! After inhaling piles of cake, this is the only coleslaw I’d like to make. 😉

  8. Neil, you sure are right – all those store bought coleslaw dressings are so fat laden AND have hard-to-pronounce ingredients in them, but your healthier option sounds wonderful AND i can read all the ingredients in it! My mom loves coleslaw so I am going to have to share this with her!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thanks Shashi, I hope you get a chance to make this for your mom. If you do, I’d love to hear her verdict!

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