Almond Coleslaw

  March 11, 2013  |    Blog

Almonds are a great source of protein and healthy fat and are absolutely delicious! We love to snack on them with a piece of fruit when we feel our energy levels dropping for an instant boost, as they extend the energy boost of the healthy carbs in the fruit. We also really enjoy to cook with almonds. Slivered almonds are a wonderful topping for steamed veggies such as green beans and broccoli, add a tasty crunch to a nice salad, and give some flavor to your favorite stir fry. One of our delish new ways to use them is to add them to in a healthy coleslaw!

almond-coleslaw
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Almonds are not only delicious, but they’re a great source of protein and good-for-you fat! We love to snack on them with a piece of fruit when we feel our energy levels dropping for an instant boost, as they extend the energy boost of the healthy, fiber-filled carbohydrates in the fruit.

We also really enjoy to cook with almonds. Slivered almonds make a wonderful topping for steamed veggies such as green beans and broccoli, they add a tasty crunch to a nice salad, and give some flavor to your favorite stir fry. One of our new and delish ways to incorporate almonds is to add them in a healthy coleslaw! You gotta try this, YUM!

Almond Coleslaw

Ingredients:
– 4 cups red cabbage (loosely packed)
– 4 cups green cabbage (loosely packed)
– 2 cups shredded carrots
– 1/2 cup green onions, chopped
– 1/2 cup dried cranberries
– 1 cup slivered almonds, toasted
– 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
– 2 tablespoons honey, warmed slightly
– 1/4 cup canola oil
– 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
– 1 garlic clove, minced
– Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Combine the red and green cabbage, carrots, green onions, cranberries, and almonds in a large bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the honey, mustard, oil, vinegar, garlic, salt, and pepper. Stir until well mixed.
  3. Pour the dressing over the salad and enjoy!
  4. This recipe is great for picnics as it makes lots of servings. Each 1/2 cup serving has 74 calories, 5 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 7 g carbohydrate, 2 g protein, 2 g fiber, 28 mg of sodium.

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