Blueberry Apple Coleslaw Recipe is a flavorful summer salad and the perfect side dish for your next BBQ! I think that green cabbage is one of my favorite green vegetables because it’s crisp with the subtle flavor that tastes fabulous with about anything you’d like to create for a salad or coleslaw. Today’s homemade coleslaw recipe is simple to make with just a few ingredients: green cabbage, fuji apple, fresh blueberries, olive oil mayonnaise, and squeeze of lemon. Holy Moly. . . it’s simply heaven!
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Blueberry Apple Coleslaw Recipe is a healthy side dish!
Welp friends, if I’m going to tell the truth, I have to let you all know that I used to hate coleslaw… 🙁 The cabbage texture and some coleslaws that had a little “tangy” taste to them just were not my friends! Everyone would rave about my grandma’s coleslaw and unfortunately, I could just not relate! I so badly wanted to like it though, so I kept trying it every now and again. My mom always says, “Your taste buds change every 7 years!” Haven’t you ever hated something and then you try it again years later and you loveeee it? Yup, that’s why. So that’s my story with coleslaw. We were enemies (completely my fault) and now we are friends! Don’t knock it till you try it– and if you don’t like it, try it again every 7 years. 😉
July is National Blueberry Month and we’re happy to share some of the healthy benefits of them:
- Deliver healthy antioxidants- the highest of all fruit!
- Help with digestion
- Improve skin health
- Promote healthy bones
- Support healthy blood pressure
- Boost brain functioning
- Help protect against heart disease and cancer
Three cheers for cabbage. . . check out all these healthy benefits!
- Despite its impressive nutrient content, cabbage is often overlooked. While it may look a lot like lettuce, it actually belongs to the Brassica genus of vegetables, which includes broccoli, cauliflower and kale.
- It comes in a variety of shapes and colors, including red, purple, white and green, and its leaves can be either crinkled or smooth.
- This vegetable has been grown around the world for thousands of years and can be found in a variety of dishes, including sauerkraut, kimchi and coleslaw.
- Additionally, cabbage is loaded with vitamins and minerals, reduced inflammation, packed with Vit C, improves digestion, heart health, lowers blood pressure and cholesterol, soluble fiber, AND more!!
Just 1 cup (89 grams) of raw green cabbage contains:
- Calories: 22
- Protein: 1 gram
- Fiber: 2 grams
- Vitamin K: 85% of the RDI
- Vitamin C: 54% of the RDI
- Folate: 10% of the RDI
- Manganese: 7% of the RDI
- Vitamin B6: 6% of the RDI
- Calcium: 4% of the RDI
- Potassium: 4% of the RDI
- Magnesium: 3% of the RDI
We hope you’ll love all these delightful salad recipes too!
- Peach, Gorgonzola Cheese, and Chicken Salad
- Apple Cucumber Tossed Salad
- Roasted Mushroom, Avocado, and Ricotta Salad
- Blueberry, Almond, Chicken Salad with Honey Lemon Vinaigrette
- Pear, Blackberry, and Ricotta Spinach Salad
- Asian Pear, Avocado, and Blue Cheese Salad
- Salmon Avocado Salad
- Red Wine Dijon Vinaigrette
- Lemon Honey Vinaigrette Recipe
- Apple Cinnamon Vinaigrette
- Raspberry Balsamic Vinaigrette
- Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette
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This is a summer of small goals, lots of patience, and a double dose of reality. I am not out having fun and running fast. I am in survival mode and trying to thoroughly enjoy what little running I get to do. I am also learning to capitalize on the small moments today and learn to enjoy being in that moment.
If this all sounds a bit cryptic let me give some quick background. In April I was diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma, a form of cancer, and have since been dealing with chemo and all the joy that brings. I have chemo every other week. This means that every other week I am sick in bed and on the off weeks I am trying to get as much out of life as possible, while still feeling only so-so. This means that marathon goals went out the window, summer plans went out the window, etc.
This week I am reminding myself, and you, that goals are important and necessary. Why?
Instead of becoming a victim of circumstance and feeling lost over the next few months I know that I need find me in the middle of it all. Remember who I am. And I am not one that sits around and waits for life to be what I want it to be before I get into action.
I have had to make small short term goals in order to feel like I have control and the ability to live my best possible life at this moment.
Some of my small goals include;
1) One mile a day; this can be walking during chemo week and looking forward to my off weeks when I can run a few miles.
2) Eat on a regular basis. This one may be a bit different from the “listen to your body” I have been expressing lately. If I did that I wouldn’t be eating half the time. So we have shifted a bit in order to aim for a healthy body that will allow me to go back to the “listen to your body” attitude.
3) Enjoy time with the kids. One of the best tid bits I got the night before I went in to get my port came from a friend who dealt with all of this just a couple years ago. She said, “When you have energy to go to to the park don’t waste it on getting the dishes done.” I have thought about this often these last few weeks.
These are just a few of my small goals that are helping me today. I know that in a few months these goals will change and I can make new goals to motivate me and ultimately help me life my best life.
Blueberry Apple Coleslaw Recipe will be your new summer salad favorite! 🙂
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- 2 cups shredded green cabbage
- 1 cup shredded fuji apple
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons olive oil mayonnaise
- Combine green cabbage, apple, and mayonnaise in a small mixing bowl; stir to combine.
- Add the fresh lemon juice and mix.
- Serve and Enjoy our Blueberry Apple Coleslaw Recipe