Homemade coleslaw makes a tasty way of enjoying a variety of crunchy raw vegetables. This sweet and tasty take on coleslaw was suggested by one of our school support workers, Gill, who found that children loved the apple alternative to cabbage.
This recipe uses yogurt to give a lighter, healthier variation to fat-laden shop bought coleslaw. And just one 80 g serving provides one of your 5-a-day!
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Ingredients (serves 2 children):
- 1 medium carrot, grated
- 1 spring onion, sliced/snipped
- 1/2 medium apple, skin on, sliced & chopped
- 1 teaspoon low fat natural/plain yogurt
- 1 teaspoon mayonnaise, light/reduced calorie
- 1/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- Mix the yogurt, mustard and mayonnaise together in a bowl.
- Prepare and chop the apple and spring onions.
- Grate the carrot.
- Tip all of the vegetables into the bowl and stir through the dressing.
N.B. You can store coleslaw in the fridge in a covered container for up to 3 days.
So thinking about Carrot & Apple Coleslaw ...
Vegetables & fruit are so good for us! Low in fat, sugar and calories and packed with vitamins and minerals.
Yogurt is an excellent source of calcium, and a good source of Vitamin D for strong teeth and bones. It is also a good source of protein.
per 80g serving
% of an adult's reference intake
Typical values per 100g: Energy 254kJ / 61kcal
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