Tuesday, May 06, 2008
Healthy and gorgeous
The Most Decadent Diet Ever Copyright 2008
1/3 cup light mayonnaise
1/3 cup fat-free plain yogurt I used Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon fat-free milk
2 teaspoons sugar
4 cups packed shredded cabbage
3 ½ cups packed shredded red cabbage
½ cup shredded carrots
½ cup chopped fresh parsley
¼ cup red onion slivers
¼ cup chopped whole green onion
¼ teaspoon salt, or to taste
Whisk the mayonnaise, yogurt, vinegar, milk and sugar in a large resealable container. Add the green and red cabbage, carrots, parsley, red onion, and green onion. Stir until well combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Seal the container and refrigerate for 3 hours to 2 days.
Makes 5 servings. Per serving (3/4 cup) 92 cal, 3 g protein, 13 g carbs, 4 g fat, 4mg chol, 3 g fiber, 249 mg sodium
This is the cookbook that I picked up in Costco on Sunday. It is a cookbook even though the title makes it sound like a diet book. There is some diet advice but the bulk of the book is recipes and photographs of the recipes.
The author also wrote The Biggest Loser Cookbook which I'm also very fond of but they are a bit different. The Biggest Loser Cookbook is written from the perspective of the contestants and the recipes are a bit more basic. The recipes in this book aren't complicated by any meals but they definitely have more depth.
I thought I might have to doctor this slaw up. I made it in the morning and it seemed sort of 'dry' but after sitting all day, it was just right. It's a light dressing but all the flavors worked together really well. I think the kick from the onions and parsley was key. I'm glad I made this. I had a surplus of red and green cabbage in my produce bin and that bit of Greek yogurt leftover. It was destiny.
This is also a great submission for Sweetnick's ARF/5-A-Day Tuesdays. It doesn't take a nutritionist to see that this is a healthy recipe.
Blast From The Past: Cabbage Slaw from July 2006. I often turn to that recipe and it's delicious but today's recipe is a much more nutritionally beefed up version of cole slaw.
Question of the Day: Do you prefer flat leaf or curly parsley? I prefer the curly stuff.