Making a Healthy Coleslaw

What's in a healthy coleslaw? A coleslaw is known as the salad with shredded cabbages. Coleslaw is therefore healthy in its own right. However, it is the dressing that makes a coleslaw high-caloric for most of the time.

In this post, I'd like to share with you a healthy coleslaw minus a 100 calories.

Making a Healthy Coleslaw
Making a healthy coleslaw

It only takes a switch of dressing in making a healthy coleslaw. All the basic ingredients remain. If you’re looking for a healthy alternative to your home-made coleslaw, I have just the thing for you. This simple home cooking recipe is easy to do. This healthy coleslaw salad is as tasty as it is healthy.

Well, then. Are you ready for the healthier change? Let’s start.

Making a Healthy Coleslaw
Making a healthy coleslaw: How to make coleslaw healthy

Ingredients in making a healthy coleslaw:
- cabbage, shredded
- carrots, cut in pieces or julienned
- onions, chopped
- bell pepper (red or green), julienned
- lime
- salt
- ground pepper
- sugar or honey
- olive oil (optional but preferred)

Let's start making a healthy coleslaw.

1. Mix the cabbage, carrots, onions and bell pepper in a deep bowl.
2. Season the coleslaw with salt and pepper at this point.

Making a Healthy Coleslaw
Making a healthy coleslaw: with salt and pepper
3. Mix the lime, salt, pepper, sugar and olive oil in a smaller bowl.

Making a Healthy Coleslaw
Making a healthy coleslaw with a healthy dressing

4. Chill the two mixtures separately.
5. Mix them together when ready to serve.

This healthy option of making coleslaw is a fresh way of enjoying your coleslaw. However, if you would prefer making coleslaw with mayonnaise, you may still do so. Using a light or the low-fat kind of mayonnaise still provides a delicious, low-calorie salad. In any case, I hope you enjoy your coleslaw whichever way you prefer it.

Want to try a spicy Thai salad? Here's my recipe for making somtam (papaya salad) at home.

Remember me when you make coleslaw at home!

About the Author: Beingwell loves simple home cooking recipes. She enjoys sharing her quick easy meals, including Filipino cooking recipes in this blog. 
Enjoy cooking like a pro!


  1. Colorful :) Believe me ! I like coleslaw.And i think you forgot Yogurt to the recipe.Or is it the style of ours :D


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