Diet Hawaiian Dream Slaw Recipe
Reduced Fat, Lower Calories

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Diet Recipe: Creamy Cole Slaw

Pull out your hula skirt and shake up a bowl of wonderful-tasting Hawaiian Dream Slaw. This sweet slaw will melt in your mouth.

It's delicious, full of fiber, low-cal and filling chiefly due to the addition of shredded cabbage. This vegetable is a big boy when it comes to packing in a lot of food for a minimal amount of caloric and dietary fat content.

One cup of chopped common green cabbage contains a skinny 22 calories, 1.14 protein grams, 2.2 dietary fiber grams and 151 mg of potassium.

If we choose to shred the cabbage then it will contain slightly less calories - about 18 per shredded cup along with 0.90 protein grams, 1.8 dietary fiber grams and 119 mg of potassium.

No matter which way we cut, shred, dice or slice our cabbage it contains a very minimal amount of dietary fat grams.

A giant head of common green cabbage contains 0.91 total dietary fat grams - not even a full gram of fat. How impressive is that?

And what are the odds that Ms. Cupcake is green with envy about right now?

If you don't want to use green cabbage, then feel free to use any variety or color - except brown cabbage, which indicates that it is past its prime. Yes, even cabbage can go bad.

Pineapple slaw ingredient.The Low Calorie Recipe for Diet Hawaiian Dream Slaw

1 small head of cabbage, shredded, diced or sliced

1 small can of pineapple tidbits, thoroughly drained; this equals about

1/2 cup of pineapple tidbits plus 1 Tablespoon of the juice

Miracle Whip Light, about 1/2 cup; you can opt for more or less, depending upon how creamy you want your cabbage slaw

1/4 teaspoon of celery seed; don't use too much of this spice as it will overpower the cabbage slaw recipe

1/3 cup of golden raisins; you can use dark raisins or dried cranberries instead if you wish

1/2 cup of grated carrots; peel the carrots and remove the ends before shredding or grating

Serving Suggestions & Preparation Tips

If you wish to add a few chopped nuts to the cabbage slaw, then feel free to do such. We chose to admit them in this recipe to keep it as minimal in caloric and dietary fat grams as possible.

You can also add sunflower or pumpkin seeds if you wish, along with a peeled and cubed fresh apple.

As you can see, there are a million different directions that you can take this recipe.

Next, get out your lei. Be sure to color coordinate your Hawaiian lei with your hula skirt. Put on a Don Ho CD; if a CD is unavailable, get out the turntable for the '45 record'.

Dig out the bowl that is shaped like a pineapple. Locate your ivory chopsticks to use as serving pieces.

Mix all the ingredients and sprinkle with nuts or the seeds if you desire. Serve with sparkling water in a hulled coconut shell that has been decorated with a tiny umbrella. Aloha!

Making Your Healthy Recipe Into a Meal

BUT - wait a moment. What's a delicious cabbage slaw recipe without a tasty piece or two of fish? Let's add that to our meal along with a 1/2 cup serving of whole grain rice.

For the fish, let's use the baking preparation method - adding no batter to the fish, and we won't dunk it in a grease pit, either.

We'll use a fillet of flounder for this recipe. Sprinkle it with lemon pepper as well as a good dose of cracked pepper after you have ensured that all the bones are properly removed from the fillet.

Place the seasoned fillet on a sheet of tin foil that has been smeared with just a bit of extra virgin olive oil. You can also sprinkle the fish with dried or fresh parsley if you wish - or rosemary.

It's all about satisfying your personal tastes - as like the cabbage slaw recipe, you can also take this fish recipe into a million different places.

Bake the fish in a preheated 350 degree oven until the fish is flaky. If your fish fillet is thin it will require less cooking time than if it is thick. You want the end result to appear golden in color and for the fish to be flaky, yet still moist and juicy.

Flounder is exceptionally low in caloric values. Three ounces contains a skinny 60 calories, 10.55 grams of protein, 1.64 grams of total dietary fat, zero carbohydrates, zero sugar grams, and 136 mg of potassium.

Take note however that it does contain 38 mg of cholesterol and it's rather high in sodium based on it being a natural food at 252 mgs.

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