Fabulous Skinny Coleslaw

This is not your typical coleslaw. It's actually one of my very favorite side salads. It's so tasty, crunchy, and satisfying, you might find yourself making it all the time!  It’s chock full of great-for-you ingredients thanks to fiber-rich cabbage, and fall ingredients such as chopped apples, and dried cranberries. In addition, it’s tossed in a dreamy, low-fat, homemade honey mustard dressing. Each ½ cup serving has 55 calories and 1 gram of fat. This is sure to become your favorite go-to side salad for chicken, turkey, beef, pork, or fish. Add some chicken or turkey and serve it as a main-course salad.
Fabulous Fall Skinny Coleslaw

Helpful Tips About this Recipe

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 flavonoids 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 4 vegetarian 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 tastes great added to this coleslaw.

WW SmartPoints 2-
WW SmartPoints
SKINNY FACTS: for ½ cup serving
55 calories, 1g fat, 0g sat. fat, 0mg chol, 1g protein, 11g carbs, 2g fiber, 78mg sodium, 7g sugar


Fabulous Fall Skinny Coleslaw

Fabulous Skinny Coleslaw

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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 55 kcal


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
  • tablespoons spicy brown mustard or yellow mustard (not Dijon)
  • tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey


  • In a large bowl, add all coleslaw ingredients. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together all dressing ingredients. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Toss coleslaw with dressing just before serving.
  • This recipe can easily be cut in half or doubled for a crowd.
  • It makes a delicious main course salad. To turn into a large salad, see serving tips below.


Serving: 0.5cupCalories: 55kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSodium: 78mgFiber: 2gSugar: 7gBlue Smart Points: 2Green Smart Points: 2Plus Points: 1
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