I know I am not being original in anything I post here – recipes, weight-loss tips… But to say the truth, it is so hard to be original in these things. The reason I do it is just because I want to share the information I know with those who might accidentally stumble upon my blog, and probably because that’s what I would like to do for a living – motivating and advising what to do to lose weight without any health complications that usually follow after prolonged or unwise dieting. I also know that I am far-far away from what I want to be yet (I mean coaching people), and I am not the biggest motivational speaker, unless when I talk to my friends, but everything comes with practice, right? Maybe this blog is totally useless, but the hell with it! At least I am doing something 🙂
But that all was just a distant rambling. As I mentioned, I am not being original in the recipes I post. I know that. The reason I post them is just to show what can you eat to stay on the more or less healthy side. Being honest, I’ll say that I am not a fan of strict diets, when you eat a lot of veggies and only low-cal stuff. I like eating food that is tasty. But it has to be healthy, too.
So, today I am sharing an Apple & Cheese Coleslaw recipe, which I found to be quite interesting and a little bit different from the coleslaw we all know. You probably wouldn’t find this one in the restaurants and cafés, but it’s as easily made as the original Cabbage & Carrot Coleslaw.
Even though in the cafés I prefer to order Coleslaw than any greasy steaks or curry or lasagne, it is not an ideal meal for weight-loss or weight maintenance due to the real mayonnaise it’s usually made with. Some cafés use light mayo though, but they are hard to find. When making your salads at home, you have the privilege of choosing a dressing you want. So with this Coleslaw recipe it’s up to you whether you make it with Light or Real mayo or any Vegetable oil or Vinegar.
- Raw Cabbage (White, or Green with the green leaves peeled off)
- Apples (shredded)
- Shredded Cheese.
- Dressing – Mayonnaise/Sunflower oil (or any other)/Vinegar
As for proportions, it’s up to you. I used about 3 cups of shredded cabbage, 1 green apple and 1/2 cup of cheese. You can make it with any cheese. My favourite would be White Cheddar, or maybe Gouda, but that day I had only Mozzarella, so in it went. For the dressing, I used Light Mayonnaise.
It’s funny, but only a couple of months ago I absolutely most salads, including Coleslaw. But when you start at least trying to eat cleaner, it changes your mind over many things and you become very conscious of what you eat. So instead of a Chicken burger I would now order a plate of mixed salads like Coleslaw, Tuna & Sweetcorn and maybe Egg & Mayo. And a pot of tea instead of Coke. Now, that’s a good change! 🙂
Enjoy your lunch and stay healthy and fit! 😉