Healthy Apple Fennel Slaw

May 1, 2018

 

I love adding a healthy, Italian twist to classic dishes--this time it's coleslaw! I make a few healthy swaps, starting with the binder, simply using Greek yogurt and avocado instead of mayonnaise for added protein, heart healthy, omega-3 fats & fiber! I also add an Italian/Mediterranean classic, fennel for added crisp bite with the apple and traditional cabbage. A beautifully colorful side dish to lighten any meal and impress any guest at a party!

 

 Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cabbage, shredded

  • 1 cup purple cabbage, shredded

  • 1/2 cup fennel, thinly sliced

  • 1 red apple, thinly sliced

  • 1 avocado, halved

  • 1/2 cup 2% Greek yogurt

  • Juice of 1/2 lemon

  • Sea salt

Preparation:

  • Squeeze lemon juice over avocado and apples, to prevent browning

  • Combine shredded cabbage, fennel and apple in a large bowl.

  • Scoop out flesh of avocado, yogurt and sea salt into bowl. Mix well with hands (or fork) until all vegetables coated with avocado-yogurt mixture. 

  • Serve & enjoy!

Nutrition RX:

  • Apple: contain fiber, which lowers cholesterol, helps keep you satisfied and your bowels regular!

  • Fennel: contains vitamin C, important for building collagen and keeping your skin healthy. It also contains phytonutrients which produce antioxidant benefits

  • Cabbage: is full of fiber and  vitamin K, important for bone health and blood clotting

  • Avocado:  is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, a heart healthy fat that helps to minimize bad cholesterol (LDL) and improve the good cholesterol (HDL). The healthy moisturizing effects of this fat prevents premature aging and promotes glowing skin

  • 2% Greek yogurt: provides protein and healthy fat so that you can absorb fat-soluble vitamins, like vitamin D & in this recipe. It's also a great source of calcium & vitamin D, essential for bone health

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