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Fabulous Fall Skinny Coleslaw Recipe

This is not your typical coleslaw. It’s so tasty and satisfying you might just want to serve it as a main-course salad. It’s chock full of great-for-you ingredients thanks to fiber rich cabbage and chopped apples, celery, and a little sweet from the dried cranberries. In addition, it’s tossed in a dreamy, low fat, homemade honey mustard dressing. Each ½ cup serving has 55 calories, 1 gram fat and 1 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS. This is sure to become your favorite go-to side salad this season!

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Prep Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients for Coleslaw:

1 (12 oz) bag coleslaw, about 5 cups shredded cabbage

2 cups (~1 large) red apple, chopped, (not peeled) such as Honeycrisp, Gala, or Fuji

1 cup celery, chopped

½ cup dried cranberries

Honey Mustard Dressing Ingredients:

3 tablespoons light mayonnaise , I like Best Foods Light (Hellman’s)

3 tablespoons nonfat plain Greek yogurt or nonfat plain yogurt

2½ tablespoons spicy brown mustard or yellow mustard (not Dijon)

1½ tablespoons cider vinegar

1 tablespoon honey


1. In a large bowl, add all coleslaw ingredients. Refrigerate until ready to serve

2. In a small bowl, whisk together all dressing ingredients. Refrigerate until ready to use.

3. Toss coleslaw with dressing just before serving.

4. This recipe can easily be cut in half or doubled for a crowd.

5. It makes a delicious main course salad. To turn into a large salad, see serving tips below.

Makes 6 cups total (each side serving ½ cup)

Healthy Benefits

Cabbage contains a good amount of vitamins C, A and fiber.

Apples are a rich source of flavonoid and polyphenols. Both are powerful antioxidants.

Cranberries have been valued for their ability to reduce the risk of urinary infections for hundreds of years.

Prep Tips

To make this salad easy to prep, buy an already shredded bag of cabbage. 

This slaw and dressing can be prepared earlier in the day. To keep this coleslaw or any slaw from getting soggy, don’t toss in the dressing until ready to serve.

Serving Tips

This coleslaw makes a yummy side for chicken, beef, pork or fish. 
In addition, it makes 4vegetarian main course salads. Each main course salad (1½  cups) has 164 calories, 3g fat and 4 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS You can add a little reduced-fat cheese to make it more substantial.  Chicken also taste great added to this coleslaw.

Weight Watchers
 (old points) 1

Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 1

SKINNY FACTS: for ½ cup serving
55 calories, 1g fat, 1g protein, 11g carbs, 2g fiber, 78mg sodium, 7g sugar

FAT FACTS: for ½ cup serving made with full fat mayonnaise
90 calories, 5g fat, 1g protein, 11g carbs, 2g fiber, 80mg sodium, 7g sugar

Find more delicious recipes on Nancy Fox’s website, Skinny Kitchen</a>

Nancy Fox

Nancy Fox is no stranger to the food industry. She founded Mrs. Beasley's, a gift-basket company featuring baskets full of decadent baked goods. It became the "hot" gift to give among the Hollywood community. 
Nancy later opened 2 low fat restaurants called Nancy’s Healthy Kitchen. Her line of reduced-fat cookies were featured on "Oprah's Favorites" gift show. Continuing her passion for cooking and baking Nancy created a recipe website called Skinny Kitchen. Each week she shares skinny recipes, cooking and kitchen tips, food finds and the healthy benefits of many recipes. There’s also nutritional facts and Weight Watchers POINTS on each recipe.

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