Coleslaw Recipes: Healthy Apple Coleslaw

I just whipped up a new concoction to add to my coleslaw recipes tonight, and thought I would share. I love that the ingredients and the prep are so simple.

First, let me say that my husband is a coleslaw aficionado. He loves the stuff. Personally, I never saw the appeal until I met him... probably because my only encounters with coleslaw were KFC and the occasional potluck. So you understand my lack of enthusiasm.

But, it turns out that there's nothing better than a fresh homemade batch of coleslaw. It's the perfect crunchy companion to so many American meals.

Plus, cabbage belongs to the cancer-fighting cruciferous vegetable family, and we all know how great carrots are. So when it comes to healthy recipes, you can't go wrong with a good coleslaw recipe. As long as you stay away from those creamy-styled coleslaws, that is.

This coleslaw is very sweet and mild since it is an apple coleslaw, so it's great for turning vegetable skeptics into fans. Read: if you can get your kids to try it, they'll probably love it (and be more inclined to taste your next vegetable concoction).

It is inspired by Asian coleslaw, but I can't stand those artificial dried noodles, and they have no place in a healthy recipe.

I plan to use a large serving of this as a full lunch in the near future - with a piece of fruit and maybe some crackers, it would be a full meal.

Alternatively, it's a great side dish for a variety of meals. Tonight I served it with "burgers" and sweet potato fries.

You can make this in advance, but the texture is best when it's fresh.

This recipe is






4c Napa Cabbage, thinly sliced or shredded

1 large carrot, shredded (about 1/2c)

1 apple, cored and shredded (about 1/2c)

4Tbsp olive oil

2Tbsp apple cider vinegar

2Tbsp agave

1/4tsp sea salt

black pepper to taste

1/4c almonds, chopped


Combine cabbage, apple, and carrot well in a large bowl. Combine oil, vinegar, agave, salt and pepper well in a jar or bowl. Drizzle dressing over mixed vegetables and mix thoroughly. Top each serving with chopped almonds.

Serves 4 as a side, or 2 large meals.

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