Kim Yawitz, RD
If there’s one thing I know about food, it’s that people have REEALLLY strong opinions about slaw. Green cabbage or purple? Mayo or vinegar? SO MANY CHOICES! I’m going to simplify it and give you my favorite healthy slaw recipe.
For one, this recipe is kind of the best of both worlds. The yogurt gives it a creamy consistency with a fraction of the calories of normal slaw dressing.
And, while all cabbage is good cabbage, I’m a big fan of purple. Purple cabbage provides more antioxidants per unit cost than nearly any other food. In fact, it provides an estimated 4.5 times more antioxidants than its green cousins.
Studies suggest that higher intakes of purple cabbage may decrease inflammation levels, strengthen bones, and lower the risk of heart disease.
(Want to know more? I talked about this with Elite Daily last year).
Healthy Slaw with Yogurt
Yields: 4 servings (1 serving = 140 grams/1.5 cups)
Prep Time: 10 minutes
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- 4 cups red cabbage, shredded
- 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced
- 1/2 medium red onion, thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
- 1/2 cup plain fat-free yogurt
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 2 teaspoons curry powder
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- Slice cabbage, vegetables, and cilantro in a large bowl.
- Whisk yogurt, cumin, lime juice, curry powder, honey, and vinegar in a small bowl and add to slaw mixture.
- Mix and taste. Add salt and pepper as needed.
Per 1.5 cup serving: 60 calories, 0 grams fat, 14 grams carbohydrate, 2 grams fiber, 7 grams sugar, 3 grams protein, 40 mg sodium.
Now, I’d like to hear from you: What’s your preferred slaw combo?
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