Summer Slaw with Apples

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Summer Slaw with Apples

This Summer Slaw with Apples is a perfect side salad easily paired with a chicken breast and approved for all cycles of the 17 Day Diet.

Coleslaw dressing is usually made with mayonnaise, but we’re cutting some of the fat and extra calories by using yogurt!

This recipe comes straight out of my Cycle 1 recipe book called Yummy!.

Enjoy this simple, yet tasty salad for lunch or as a side dish as a part of your Summer BBQ recipe lineup during a hot summer day or really any time of year!

Summer Slaw with Apples

This recipe is pretty basic. You’ll start with a bit of thinly sliced cabbage. 

Find a small head of cabbage and use half for this single serving.

This might seem like a lot of cabbage, but it will wilt down a bit once it’s dressed.

Cabbage is a great diet food for weight loss

If it’s easier, use roughly a half bag of a one pound coleslaw mix (cabbage and carrots).

If you use a pre-package coleslaw mix that already contains carrots, then you can omit the carrot in this recipe.

Prepackage Coleslaw mix is a great time saver


Next, choose your apple. For me, I like the tangy Granny Smith. It’s a little sweet, but not too sweet.

A honey crisp apple would be tasty because of its sweetness and extra crunchy texture!

Apples are full of fiber and a perfect ingredient for soups, salads and dessert!

Choose a large carrot so you get in your fiber!

You can grate or thinly slice your carrot, depending on how much crunch you want in your salad.

Roasted carrots are the best!


For your dressing, you’ll use plain yogurt, apple cider vinegar, a bit of sweetener if you need it along with salt and pepper.

If you want a bit of an extra bite, add in a teaspoon on Dijon mustard!

Summer Slaw with Apples
Add a bit of extra crunch and bite with onions!

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If you make this salad, please come back to review the recipe and let me know if you made any changes to the dressing!

This Summer Slaw with Apples is a perfect refreshing dish on a hot day!


Summer Slaw with Apples
Yield: 1 Serving

Summer Slaw with Apples

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

A refreshing salad on a hot summer day!


  • 1/2 head cabbage (small), thinly sliced
  • 1 apple, thinly sliced (reserve a few slices for garnish)
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 3 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2-4 tablespoon Plain yogurt
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Stevia to taste (optional)


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together apple cider vinegar, sweetener and plain yogurt (enough until desired consistency).
  2. Toss sliced cabbage and carrot into mixture and allow to marinate for 30 minutes.
  3. Add apples and serve.


Approved for all cycles.

A cabbage alternative would be a half bag of a 1-pound cabbage/carrot coleslaw mix.

A small amount (1 teaspoon or less) of Dijon mustard would taste great in this dressing!

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