Eating Healthy (and Cheaper!) For One

Shopping alone

Recently, I have discovered unfamiliar territory; eating for one.   For most of my adult life, I have had to grocery shop for a family, and cook for a family.  So this change in habit has so far caused me two problems; I eat completely different than I once did, and I am throwing away […]

Red Cabbage and Craisin Slaw

Crisp cole slaw with carrot in a yellow bowl with extra bowls

6 oz. bag  Red Cabbage, pre-shredded
6 oz. bag  Carrots, pre-shredded
1/2 Red Onion, diced
1/3 cup Craisins, Orange-Flavored
2 TBSP Sunflower Seeds
2 TBSP Buttermilk Ranch Dressing**
1/4 cup White Balsamic Vinegar

Combine all ingredients into a bowl.  Cover and chill in refridgerator for two hours.  Enjoy!

I love pre-shredded bags.  With this type of convenience there are no excuses for not making homemade slaw, which is much healthier and better tasting than that heavy mayonaise stuff they pass off at the grocery store deli.  And if you’re lucky, your grocery store may also carry the pre-diced red onion.  Though onions are quick to dice on your own.

Nutrition Information:  Makes four, 4 oz. servings. 
Per Serving:  Calories:  125     Fat:  6g     Fiber:  2.5g     Protein: 2g.
**This recipe uses a full-fat ranch.  If you prefer a low-fat ranch dressing, reduce calories by 20 calories and the fat to 3.5g.