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Healthy Coleslaw Recipe made with red and green cabbage, carrots and Greek yogurt dressing with a tiny touch of mayo. | ifoodreal.com

Coleslaw is such a classic and with summer right around the corner I had to add a healthy coleslaw recipe to my collection. Because let’s be honest, who wants to eat a cup of mayo salad?! I certainly don’t considering 1 tbsp of mayo is 110 calories and contains 11 g of fat. Bad cholesterol through the roof guaranteed.

Now, having said that I do consider a tbsp or two of organic mayo per recipe on occasion is OK. Mayo is not banned by Clean Eating lifestyle but should be enjoyed really in moderation. And considering a little goes a long way, you don’t need much of it. I used only a tbsp of mayo per entire recipe and it really made a difference, added that nice punch of flavour. You could skip it but salad would not be the same.

Considering canola oil and eggs are on mayo’s ingredients list, I always buy it organic. It lasts well in a fridge for a year or so. However, my last little tiny jar from Trader Joe’s is about 2 years old I think.:)

Happy summer and enjoy this clean eating coleslaw! This mango slaw, peanut slaw or coleslaw macaroni salad would be great for potlucks too.

Healthy Coleslaw Recipe

Healthy Coleslaw Recipe


  • 4 cups red cabbage, shredded
  • 5 cups green cabbage, shredded
  • 3 medium carrots, grated or shaved
  • Coleslaw Dressing:
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt (I used 2%)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 1/2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup or raw honey
  • 1 tbsp organic mayonnaise (optional but highly recommended)
  • 2 tsp olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp coriander, ground
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper


  1. In a large bowl, add cabbage and carrots.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk Coleslaw Dressing ingredients. Add to a bowl with cabbage and carrots, and gently toss to coat. Serve chilled.
  3. Storage Instructions: Refrigerate mixed for up to 24 hours or separately for a few days.

Nutritional Info

Servings Per Recipe: 6

Amount Per Serving = 1 cup:
Calories: 93.9
Total Fat: 4.4 g
Cholesterol: 4.2 mg
Sodium: 449.5 mg
Total Carbs: 10.1 g
Dietary Fiber: 1.9 g
Protein: 4.6 g
WW Points+: 3

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  1. Laura @ Raise Your Garden

    I really like how there’s’ red and green cabbage in here. Cole slaw is big where I live, like, if you don’t eat it, you have to move out of town. Everybody eats cole slaw here! It’s what we do. Never thought to make my own. Love your clean eating spin.

    • Olena

      Do people just buy that green mushy poop coleslaw? Sorry no other words for that stuff LOL. It looks so gross every time I see it in the deli. One of the most disgusting foods I ever seen, honestly. Why that texture and colour?!



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