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Cole Slaw

All I can say is that I guess I cut too many corners when it came to making this Cole Slaw inspired by Robert Irving . I served it as a side dish to my Zucchini Boats but honestly I ended up throwing it out most days around lunchtime. Luckily leftover Halloween candy was a nice replacement.

If you were going to take a stab at fixing where I went wrong, I would say the best place to start would be using more sugar, a real mayonnaise (not Miracle Whip), and avoiding the Broccoli Slaw.

Cole Slaw Ingredients and Final Product
78% Carbs
13% Fat

Ingredients Amount Cost (USD) Protein (g) Carbs (g) Fat (g) Calories (kcal)
TJ Lettuce Mix 6 cup $1.99 3g 18g 0g 90 cal
TJ Broccoli Slaw 4 cup $1.99 8g 20g 0g 100 cal
Lemon 0.5 lemon $0.25 0g 3g 0g 9 cal
Celery Seed 1 tsp $0.30 0g 1g 1g 8 cal
Salt 2 tsp $0.02 0g 0g 0g 0 cal
Pepper 2 tsp $0.06 0g 0g 0g 2 cal
Raisins 0.25 cup $0.29 1g 32g 0g 120 cal
White Wine Vinegar 5 tbsp $0.35 0g 0g 0g 25 cal
Sugar 3 tsp $0.01 0g 13g 0g 45 cal
Mayonnaise 12 tbsp $1.40 0g 24g 18g 240 cal
Total - - $6.65 13g 110g 19g 639 cal
Total/Meal — — $1.33 3g 22g 4g 128 cal

This combination produced 5 servings of 1-cup of cole slaw each.

Step 1

On the bright side, this is a really easy dish to make. Just empty out your lettuce/slaw mix (or chop your ingredients) into a bowl and squeeze the juice of half of a lemon over the mixture. Use a spoon to give it a quick toss.

Slaw with Lemon

Step 2

Next, pour your vinegar and mayo over the mixture (5 tbsp of vinegar and ~12 tbsp of mayo or until fully coated). Give that a quick mix.

Adding Vinegar and Mayo

Step 3

Lastly, add your raisins and spices to taste. Ensure the whole bowl has been fully mixed. You can eat it now, but I let it sit in the fridge overnight to ensure the slaw softened and soaked up all the flavor.

Adding Raisins and Seasoning

Like I said, there were a lot of corners I cut in trying to make this dish a little more healthy. I wouldn’t reccomend making it the same way that I did. There’s a reason why cole slaw isn’t known as a healthy food, and maybe some things shouldn’t change.

Final Cole Slaw