This Easy Apple Carrot Slaw is a delicious and nutritious side dish. Pair it with your favorite meat dish or scoop it on top of street tacos for a tasty addition!
Health Benefits of Apple Carrot Slaw
Vitamins & Antioxidants
You know what they say: an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but did you know apples are loaded with vitamin C? Not to mention, vitamins A, B, and E, too. Apples also provide a variety of essential antioxidants, including quercetin, catechin, phloridzin, and chlorogenic acid. On the other hand, cabbage provides plenty of vitamin B9, C, and K. And, we can’t forget about that vitamin A from carrots!
Raw fruits and veggies, including carrots, cabbage, and apple are loaded with fiber, which can help regulate your digestion and bowel movements. TMI?
Raw carrots have an amazing ability to balance hormones and rid excess hormones from the body, like estrogen and endotoxins. Since hormones and gut health are directly related, many women experience better hormone health when eating raw carrots daily.
Olive oil mayo is rich in healthy fatty acids, known to regulate hormones, improve taste, and increase energy. However, it’s important to use olive oil mayo, not the traditional mayo that contains canola oil.. or worse. Canola and vegetable oil are highly inflammatory, and in my opinion, should be eliminated from all diets.
How to Serve Apple Carrot Slaw
This recipe is the perfect side dish for your Summer BBQ or pool party! It’s a healthier and more nutritious version of traditional cole slaw. Pair this dish with your favorite meat or add it on top of tacos. Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Paleo Chicken Street Tacos
- Cast Iron Steak Dinner
- Air Fryer Chicken Wings
- Sweet & Spicy Salmon
- Skillet Pork Chops
What do you typically eat slaw with??
- 1 medium-sized apple, diced
- 1 cup shredded carrots
- 1 cup shredded cabbage
- 1/2 cup olive oil mayo
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper