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Weight Loss Wednesdays: girly slaw

22 January 2014 9 comments

I love a good condiment, a good dip, a good side. 

Unfortunately, lashings of ketchup, full fat houmous, mayonnaise laden dips and the like are discouraged (I have to constantly tell myself..) on my healthy eating kick (Weight Loss Wednesdays) and I'm already missing them.

A good restaurant coleslaw is a firm and delicious favourite but they're often brimming with full fat mayo; even the more "healthy" varieties have unnecessary carbs, sugars and additives. In steps my super easy Girly Slaw: a fat free, low cal coleslaw, all pretty in pink!

What you'll need: 

♥ Red cabbage (that's purple in my Antioxidant rainbow covered!)
♥ White cabbage
♥ Carrot
♥ Red or white onion
♥ Lemon
♥ Fat free plain yoghurt (Greek/Fromage frais/Natural, anything works)

1. Finely slice or grate equal quantities of the red cabbage, white cabbage and carrot. I've gone for 40g of each which makes 2 portions.

2. Grate between 10-20g of onion, 20g if you really want to taste the onion, 10g if you only want a hint.

3. Mix it all together with 4 tablespoons of yoghurt, a good squeeze of lemon juice and a pinch of salt and pepper. A nice fresh red cabbage will seep gorgeous purpley juices into the yoghurt, turning your ordinary coleslaw into a pink Girly Slaw!

Around 60 calories per portion, and full of antioxidants, vitamins and protein, it's fat free, sugar free, additive free, low carb and low cal; a winner all round!

I had mine with slow cooked pork (all visible fat removed) and tomatoes for a delicious low carb meal. 

Enjoy perhaps with a delicious, gourmet, open topped burger or in place of mayonnaise in a chicken sandwich, but best of all, enjoy guilt free!



  1. hmm that looks yummy :)

  2. This looks gorgeous, I miss sauces i will be giving this a try.


  3. this looks so good! i never thought of swapping mayo for a yogurt based slaw.. genius!!! definitely giving this a go - i can see it being a huge hit at barbeque gatherings. thanks for sharing! ps. saw on your "about me" page that you love asian beauty products... so do i! i'm kind of obsessed with trying out the newest Asian sheet mask or lip gloss :)

    rachel x

    1. absolutely, so simple too I can hardly call it a recipe!

      oh thats great!!! we shall have to compare and share our favourites! xx

  4. Looks like a great nutritional makeover!!!


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