Joyous Health Recipes Food
Joyous Health Wellbeing Well-Being
Joyous Health Beauty Beauty
Joyous Health Family Family
Joyous Health Business Business
Joyous Health Shop Shop
ABOUT
BOOKS
COURSES & PROGRAMS
SHOP
Herbal Teas 
CONTACT
ABOUT
BOOKS
COURSES & PROGRAMS
CONTACT

The Best Apple Walnut Coleslaw

—  found in  Food  —

Guest Post by: Stephanie Valentine

This was truly the yummiest salad creation of the summer! When doing summer BBQ’s I always add a salad component - what goes better with a BBQ than coleslaw? I had always been on the fence about coleslaw, because it was either too sugary or too ‘goopy’ – I didn’t like the mayonnaise kind. What’s a cook to do? Create my own! So I looked up a bunch of homemade coleslaw recipes, took from them what I liked and just went from there. Behold – THE BEST COLESLAW recipe! Since all the ingredients are my favorites, you may be skeptical, but based on the group reviews (immediate and extended family – they don’t hold back) everyone agreed. Plus – zero leftovers!

Why was I so bent on coming up with the ultimate coleslaw recipe? Well, as a holistic nutritionist I know the benefits of adding cruciferous vegetables to one’s diet. Cabbage is a great choice to do that. My task was then to make it delicious and not add a bunch of processed dressings.

The health benefits of cabbage are many! It boasts cancer prevention due to the phytonutrient sinigrin. Sinigrin is one of the glucosinolates in cabbage that has received attention in cancer prevention research. Red cabbage has impressive anti-oxidant benefits. Its colour comes from the anthocyanin pigments which is chock full of health benefits – dietary antioxidants and anti-inflammatory benefits too.

It's not just the red cabbage that is healthy, all types of cabbage contain significant amounts of polyphenols that provide anti-inflammatory benefits. It's good for your digestive tract too by regulation of bacterial populations in the stomach. If that weren’t enough to convince you to make this salad, it also has cholesterol lowering cardiovascular support! Seriously – your doctor could almost prescribe this!

When you make coleslaw – mix it up! Use any type of cabbage you can find - It looks prettier with many colours anyway. 

Another awesome ingredient in this slaw are walnuts – quick version – they are anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, an excellent source of brain boosting omega 3 fatty acids. They help protect against cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, have anti-cancer benefits and are good for weight management.

Even the dressing is full of good fats and healthy ingredients - this is a total guilt free dish!

The health benefits of this salad are impressive, but it really is the taste that will keep you coming back for seconds (or thirds)… if there is any left.

Salad & Snacks
Rate Recipe • 
 (0)
Sign in or create an account to rate this recipe
Select Stars → 
Ingredients
  • 1/2 red cabbage
  • 1/2 savoy cabbage
  • 1/2 napa cabbage
  • 2 carrots (shredded)
  • 1 granny smith apple - cut into long pieces
  • 1/2 cup walnuts - chopped
Dressing
  • 1/4 cup toasted sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbs. maple syrup
  • 1 Tbs. organic Dijon mustard
  • Pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Chop the cabbage and carrots finely and mix it all together
  2. Cut the apple into similar size long slices

Notes

You can modify the amount of maple syrup and red wine vinegar depending on how sweet or tart you prefer your coleslaw

0 Comments
Post Comment
Get BONUS access to Summer School, a 4-week audio-based business educational series, when you sign up for the Joyous Health Business program before June 30th!
Sign in or create an account to save your favourites