It’s summertime and we’ve had our fair share of guests already. For whatever reason, I was in an entertaining funk last year and didn’t take advantage of our home, where one of the draws was the awesome entertaining layout. So I’m happy to say that I’m out of my funk, and ready to host! Or keep hosting, that is. With the constant flow of company, I need simple foods to offer without resorting to the all-too-easy packaged snacks. Enter this easy healthy coleslaw, which is a tasty way to offer up a quick salad that’s a tried-and-true favorite.
What makes this coleslaw healthy?
Most coleslaw recipes are doused in thick mayonnaise, which I’m not personally a fan of. Taking a look at their ingredients (Image taken from Walmart.com), the first ingredient is soybean oil, which is refined (and therefore not optimal). It also includes added sugar, calcium something-or-other (if you can’t pronounce it, don’t eat it!) and so-called natural flavors. What are those, you may ask? Yeah, I did, too.
Instead, I’m a huge fan of Chosen Foods Avocado Mayonnaise, which uses avocado oil as the base, and honey as the sweetener. Egg yolks, filtered water and spices that we’re familiar with … now that’s what type of food we should be eating! Oh yeah – the taste is really, really good, too!
Tips to make this easy healthy coleslaw recipe:
I made this a few times to ensure we were completely happy with the results. Here are a few tips that I learned along the way:
- Use pre-packaged broccoli slaw for some a fun twist on the basic cabbage slaw.
- If you don’t like it as creamy as it is, throw in a bit more of the shredded broccoli mix. We like is just as is below.
- Chill in the refrigerator for an hour+ if possible prior to serving.
- This is best enjoyed on the day that it’s made, or the next day, too.
- We liked this healthy coleslaw recipe served up with grilled meats; I also served it atop this pulled pork on sandwiches.
Broccoli slaw mixed up with a creamy dressing that combines avocado mayo and is sweetened with honey.
In a medium mixing bowl, whisk all ingredients aside from the slaw mix together.
Fold in slaw mix. Refrigerate for 30 minutes (or longer) before serving.
Cheers to your summer picnics, pot-lucks and lazy (I hope!) days. Let me know if you also serve up this healthy coleslaw!
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