WW Recipe of the Day: Low Calorie Cranberry Walnut Apple Slaw
(98 calories | 5 5 5 myWW *SmartPoints value per serving)
Here’s a fresh and crispy take on coleslaw perfect for fall. Featured in the 10/21-10/27/12 Weight Watchers Weekly, its flavors and textures are a delicious combination of tangy, sweet and crunchy.
I usually don’t think about coleslaw much after the end of summer barbecue season. But seeing this recipe caused me to reconsider.
The Skinny on WW Apple Slaw
Brimming with ingredients I love – apples, dried cranberries and walnuts – the recipe virtually shouted at me to make it, which I did recently. It was the perfect accompaniment to grilled turkey burgers, but would also go well with chicken, pork or fish.
I made several changes to the recipe mostly to save time and money…
I substituted olive oil for the walnut oil specified. Canola oil would also work well. (Walnut oil is lovely, but expensive and I don’t use it enough to justify keeping it around.)
And I used pre-shredded green cabbage from Trader Joe’s to save time and scallions instead of shallots, since they were in the fridge.
This is definitely the kind of recipe that works well with additions, subtractions and substitutions.
How Many Calories in this Light Healthy Apple Cole Slaw with Cranberries & Walnuts?
According to my calculations, each serving of this mayo-free apple slaw has about 98 calories and
5 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
5 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
5 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
2 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
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The bulk of the SmartPoints in this recipe come from the dried cranberries and honey. To lower the Points you could substitute your favorite sugar substitute for the honey and decrease or omit the dried cranberries.
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Weight Watchers Apple Slaw Recipe
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1-1/2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon walnut oil (I used olive oil)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups shredded fresh savoy or Napa cabbage (I used shredded green cabbage)
- 2 cups thinly sliced fresh jicama
- 2 medium Granny Smith apples, cored and coarsely grated
- 2 medium shallots minced or finely grated (I used chopped scallion)
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries, chopped
- 1/4 cup walnuts, roughly chopped
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper, or to taste
- In a large bowl, whisk together the honey, vinegar, oil and salt.
- Add the shredded cabbage, jicama, apples, shallots, cranberries, and walnuts.
- Season to taste with pepper.
*PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
Here are a few more WW Slaw recipes you might enjoy
- Quick and Easy Asian Slaw with Pineapple using a bag of shredded coleslaw mix and bottled low-fat Asian Ginger dressing (Simple-Nourished-Living)
- Asian Peanut Slaw with cilantro and jalapeño (Slender Kitchen)
- Citrus Asian Slaw (Weight Watchers)
- Crunchy and colorful Asian Cabbage Mango Slaw with sesame seeds (SkinnyTaste)
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