father’s day bbq + the healthiest coleslaw recipe

Father's day


The boys in our family LOVE to BBQ! When they are in charge of a meal it is a given that ribs, pulled pork, brisket, etc. will be on the menu.  As these BBQs happen at least once per week, I have started developing some super healthy sides that compliment the meat nicely, but don’t pack on the calories.   This coleslaw was adapted from a recipe my husband had made a few times, it is a vinegar based coleslaw (my favorite).  I simply cut the oil and sugar in half and added jalapenos.  It was a huge hit at yesterday’s Father’s Day BBQ!







  • ½ lb. red cabbage, chopped
  • ½ lb. green cabbage, chopped
  • 1 small white onion, grated
  • 1 large carrot, grated
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, diced


  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder
  • ½ teaspoon celery seed
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • ¼ cup distilled white vinegar


Combine all ingredients for slaw in a large non-reactive bowl.  Whisk together all ingredients for dressing and mix well into slaw.  Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour before serving.

Yields 8 servings 

Nutrition Information (per serving – about 1 cup)

Calories 60, Fat 1.5 g, Saturated Fat 0 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Carbohydrates 10 g, Fiber 2.5 g, Protein 1 g



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