Coleslaw is a dish that sounds really healthy but can be high in calories and fat, especially those that are sold with takeaways and in supermarkets. They often have lots of unwelcome ingredients such as thickeners and stabilisers.
But you can easily make a coleslaw yourself with simple fresh ingredients and a fraction of the calories.
This is one of my favourite coleslaw recipes which has a different take on the traditional mayonnaise based coleslaw. It’s super filling, healthy, and achieves that gorgeous Asian tang with the use of sesame oil.
Time: 15-20 minutes depending on how fast you can chop and peel!
Serves: 4 as a side dish or 2 as a standalone snack
Try sprinkling with pumpkin seeds or your favourite nuts added crunch, protein and healthy fats. It keeps very well in the fridge in an airtight container for a couple of days and is a great option for taking to work as a snack or for lunch.
This coleslaw is high in fibre and gut friendly to promote healthy gut flora which can help with improving digestion and relieving constipation. It provides a good source of beta carotene (potent antioxidant for boosting immunity), potassium, B1, B2, iodine, calcium, magnesium, vitamin E.
Vegan (if using maple instead of honey), vegetarian, gluten free (if using tamari instead of soy), low calorie.