Freshen up your Thanksgiving fare with this light and fruity raw slaw
Cranberry Slaw Freshen up your Thanksgiving fare with this healthy take on classic coleslaw.
It’s always amazed me that coleslaw doesn’t have more of a reputation as a health food. After all, its primary ingredient is cabbage, one of the great superstars of the vegetable kingdom, with its rich array of indoles, cancer- fi ghting plant chemicals that have a positive eff ect on hormonal metabolism.
Sadly, the healthy aspects of most slaws are overshadowed by drippy, low- quality, industrial- grade mayonnaise. The only ingredients in “real” mayo are egg yolk, mustard, a little salt, oil, vinegar, and lemon juice, and there’s absolutely nothing unhealthy about that. But conventional mass- market mayos use crummy, cheap seed oils and add a bunch of unpronounceable chemicals and sugar, which ruin any virtue the condiment naturally possesses.
As long as you stick to organic mayo, this slaw is a regular health bonanza, featuring horseradish ( a member of the Brassica family that also includes broccoli), an apple, high- protein Greek yogurt ( please, please don’t use the “low” or “no” fat kind), carrots, celery, antioxidant- rich cranberries, and, of course, the star of the show, cabbage ( see “featured ingredient,” below). What’s not to like? Absolutely nothing. Enjoy! — Dr. Jonny