Healthy Coleslaw

Healthy Coleslaw
Staff Writer

Elana Amsterdam

I made this coleslaw for our little July 4 barbecue. It is based on a recipe from the Joy of Cooking. Of course that one has a lot of unhealthy ingredients like sugar, white vinegar, and mayonnaise, so mine is slightly different. It’s a new twist on everyone’s old favorite. And yes, you have permission to make it with green cabbage instead of purple. 

Ingredients

  • 5  Cups  grated purple cabbage
  • carrots, peeled and grated
  • 1  Cup  grapeseed oil
  • 1/2  Cup  apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4  Cup  agave nectar
  • 1  Teaspoon  Celtic sea salt

Directions

Combine the grated cabbage and carrots in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, add the grapeseed oil, apple cider vineger, and agave nectar. Toss well with the cabbage and carrots. Season with salt and toss again before serving. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
17g
24%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
4g
3%
Protein
2g
4%
Vitamin A, RAE
217µg
31%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
14mg
19%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
46mg
5%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
29µg
7%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
26mg
8%
Phosphorus, P
38mg
5%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
302mg
20%
Water
89g
3%

Healthy Shopping Tip

Choose raw fruits, vegetables, and meats, and unprocessed foods.

Healthy Cooking Tip

Substitute butter for olive oil, and bake, broil, or grill instead of fry.