Healthy Coleslaw Recipe

Dionne Baldwin | Try Anything Once

Healthy Coleslaw gets its flavor from cabbage and kale. Plain Greek yogurt gives it a smooth creamy texture.

Until a few years ago I always said that I didn't like coleslaw. When it was on a menu or served at a restaurant, I'd politely take the alternative or just let it sit untouched.

Unknown to many, I had only tried it once before making my decision to dislike it. I couldn't say the word without wrinkling my nose in disapproval.

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A few years ago I had the pleasure of trying coleslaw at a local restaurant, absent of the thick white dressing, and it was so very pleasant. I actually began to crave that specific coleslaw.

The crunchy cabbage had a fun texture and the bright, flavorful dressing made it such an anticipated savory treat.

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The restaurant serving my new favorite thing was a bit out of the way and not budget-friendly, so it wasn’t exactly convenient for me to get that coleslaw fix. I made my own grilled coleslaw recipe and that has become a favorite at my house.

On one occasion, I actually tossed the meat of a very-burned-chicken into a batch of my homemade coleslaw to make it edible. It worked, and no one suspected a thing!

Now I'm a big fan of coleslaw as a side, in sandwiches and in wraps. It’s pretty darn good on top of a grilled portobello mushroom too.

Over time my family becomes more and more conscious of what we eat and how it affects our bodies so I often make changes for a healthier version of favorite recipes, including coleslaw.

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I want to share this healthy coleslaw recipe with you today. Absent of mayo, there isn't a greasy aftertaste.

The Greek yogurt adds protein and gives the dressing a smooth, creamy texture and the kale adds much needed nutrition. Feel free to add even more kale if you'd like to kick it up a notch.

This healthy coleslaw is even more liked than my original coleslaw recipe. In my opinion, it's quite pleasant and doesn't fit the boring stereotype that some healthy recipes imply. 

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Healthy Coleslaw Recipe

  10 Servings


  • 1/2 medium head Cabbage, Equals 8 cups chopped or 16 ounces by weight
  • 3 cups Kale, Chopped
  • 1/2 cup Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil, Or whatever oil you prefer to use
  • 2 teaspoons White Vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Pure Maple Syrup, Or honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • pinch of Salt and Pepper


  1. Chop cabbage into small pieces and place in a large bowl.
  2. In a smaller bowl combine Greek yogurt, oil, vinegar, maple syrup, onion powder, salt and pepper.
  3. Whisk together until smooth and combined.
  4. Taste. If you prefer a more tangy flavor, add a little vinegar, about 1 tsp. Want a sweeter dressing? Add a teaspoon of maple syrup. If you think it needs more seasoning, toss in another pinch of salt.
  5. Pour (or scoop) half of the dressing on top of the cabbage and mix together. Add more dressing gradually until the cabbage is coated to your liking.
  6. Now add the kale and toss the coleslaw again.
  7. Serve right away or store covered in the fridge. 


  • This recipe makes enough dressing to lightly coat the cabbage and kale. For a thicker layer of dressing on your coleslaw, double the recipe for the dressing and add it in small amounts, tossing until coated to your liking. Leftover dressing makes a great sandwich spread.


Cooking Method:
No Cook
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Author: Dionne Baldwin
Recipe Yields: 10 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 10

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 21
Calories 56

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g
  Saturated Fat 0g
Sodium 17mg
Total Carbohydrate 6g
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 3g
Protein 2g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Dionne Baldwin

About Dionne

Dionne Baldwin will Try Anything Once, and that's how she named her blog too. She loves snacks and appetizers, and we love her, so she's our newest Appetizer Fanatic!

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