What’s a barbecue without crunchy coleslaw? By far it’s one of my favorite sides at cookouts.

My better-for-you recipe uses scallions and dried cranberries for fantastic flavor, a pop of color, and a dose of nutrition. By using smaller amounts of low-fat mayo, this simple slaw lets the powerful taste of carrots and cabbage (a cruciferous superstar that may reduce the risk of certain cancers) shine through. Dig in and reap the benefits.

Try this Apple Cider Coleslaw!

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Creamy Coleslaw

What’s a barbecue without crunchy coleslaw? By far it’s one of my favorite sides at cookouts. 
Servings: 6 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes


  • 4 cups shredded cabbage*
  • 2 cups shredded carrots*
  • ½ cup chopped scallion (green onions)
  • ¼ to ½ cup dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup low-fat mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar, or orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt, or coarse sea salt
  • Ground black pepper, to taste


  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and toss to mix. (You can adjust the texture and flavor to your preference; simply add more mayo for extra creaminess and additional spices, including mustard and scallions, to bolden up the taste.)


*You may use 6 cups store-bought pre-shredded vegetable blend in place of the cabbage and carrots.

Nutrition Information per serving

Serving Size: 1 cupCalories: 50Carbohydrates: 10gProtein: 1gTotal Fat: 1g— Unsaturated Fat: 1g— Saturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 236mgFiber: 3gTotal Sugar: 7g— Natural Sugar: 4g— Added Sugar: 3g
Nutrition information is calculated using a leading industry software. That being said, brands can vary, and there may be slight fluctuations in the numbers.
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