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The Ultimate Fibre Fuelled Coleslaw Recipe

So, I thought I'd jump on here to share with you my homemade coleslaw recipe. Perfect for summertime and super nutritious.

Fibre is a food substance that is only found in plants and cannot be broken down by the human body. It acts like a brush of sorts, removing all the useless junk from the digestive system to facilitate better functioning. Fibre increases the feeling of satiety and its got other beneficial effects, such as lowering cholesterol levels and blood pressure.

This recipe is surprisingly delicious and super easy to make. The whole thing will be cooked in ready in 15 minutes! It involves red cabbage, lettuce, carrots, apple, lemon juice, mayonnaise and Dijon mustard. Or, with a drizzle of olive oil, coriander and lemon juice. Do you want to know how to get started?

Serves 2

1) Red cabbage (raw) - a quarter to a third of it. Shred it very finely. A good source of calcium and magnesium, vitamins C and K. You can use white cabbage if you can’t find red

2) Red apple peeled and grated - one whole apple. More vitamin C

3) Carrot grated - one to two depending on size. Vitamins A, K and B6 and a natural sources of manganese.

4) Squeeze in the juice of half a lemon


Option 1 is mayonnaise and Dijon mustard. I'm not a big mustard fan, but this recipe is really worth adding it to. Just add a quarter/half teaspoon of Dijon mustard and as much or as little mayonnaise as you like.

Option 2 is olive oil and coriander with optional Dijon mustard.

Don't be afraid to experiment with different measurements on this one. Experiment and see what happens to work for you!

I make a huge bowl and eat with it grilled fish or chicken for tea (it's tea up north, not dinner :)) along with other salad or veggies. If there’s any left I have it with my salads for work the next day, and you might even find me snacking on it when I’m working from home. It's perfect for BBQs too.

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Author: Amanda Robinson dipCNM, ANP, UKHCA

Amanda is a qualified health coach who graduated with a health coach diploma from the College of Naturopathic Medicine in London. A member of the UK Health Coach Association and Association of Naturopathic Practitioners. She is the founder of Health Steps

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