Last Updated on November 22, 2023 by Ellen Christian
Weight Watchers Coleslaw is a delicious light version of your favorite side dish. It’s lower in sugar and carbs. Try this healthy coleslaw recipe today.
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Weight Watchers Coleslaw
I love summer salads and this low carb coleslaw recipe is one of my favorites. Many summer salads are pasta or potato-based. And, that makes it more difficult for those that are trying to watch their carbs or their weight. With a few simple substitutions, this coleslaw recipe is perfect for those on a diet plan.
I started with my Mom’s homemade coleslaw recipe and then made a few simple changes to lower the fat and the sugar. The result is coleslaw with Greek yogurt that is absolutely delicious.
To save time, I started with a bagged version of the shredded coleslaw mix that was tri-colored. You can use the traditional green and white cabbage if you prefer. Or, you can chop your own vegetables if you want to.
If you want a Weight Watchers Coleslaw with apples, you can grate a Granny Smith apple to add in as well.
Frequently asked questions
What vegetables can I use in coleslaw?
Feel free to get creative when you make this. You can add green and red cabbage, carrots, radishes, scallions, and whatever other extras you have on hand.
The best thing about this Weight Watchers coleslaw recipe is that the vegetables have no points.
How can you make coleslaw healthier?
The only part of the coleslaw that isn’t really healthy is the traditional coleslaw dressing. That is relatively high in fat and sugar. By swapping non-fat Greek yogurt (which has 0 smart points) for the mayonnaise, you’ve gone a long way to making this a healthy coleslaw recipe.
You can also leave out or reduce the sugar. Or, you can swap something like erythritol, agave nectar, or even stevia. You will need to experiment with the proper amount.
Follow the recipe as I’ve shared it results in a 0 Smart Point Weight Watchers Coleslaw.
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How long can I store coleslaw in the refrigerator?
You can make coleslaw ahead of time and keep it in the refrigerator for two to three days. Be sure to keep it in an airtight container. Coleslaw does not freeze well because it will lose its crunch and the dressing will separate.
How to make Weight Watchers Coleslaw
This recipe couldn’t be easier. You simply mix the dressing ingredients together with a whisk. Then, pour it over the shredded or chopped vegetables and stir to combine.
I like to let it sit in the refrigerator for at least 2 to 3 hours so that the flavors combine. I really think it tastes better like that.
- If you are chopping your own vegetables, I recommend a mandolin slicer.
I love serving this Weight Watchers Coleslaw recipe at picnics and barbecues. It’s a healthy side dish that everyone enjoys even if they aren’t following the WW plan.
Here are a few recipes you might want to make with this healthy coleslaw recipe.
- Chicken marinated with yogurt
- Grilled chicken kabobs
- Grilled Italian pork chops
- 15-minute grilled salmon
More Weight Watchers recipes
If you liked this Weight Watchers coleslaw recipe, you might like these.
- 2 (16 ounce) bags tricolor shredded coleslaw
- ½ cup sliced green onion, green parts only
- 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar (for tangy) or apple cider vinegar (for less tang)
- 1 cup non-fat Greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons powdered erythritol
- ¼ teaspoon dry mustard
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- Optional - ¼ teaspoon salt
- In a small bowl, whisk together vinegar, yogurt, sweetener, dry mustard, black pepper, and salt.
- In a large bowl, toss together vegetables. Pour dressing over the top and toss to coat.
- Cover and refrigerate overnight for the best results.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 57Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 146mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 4g
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