Sweet Country Coleslaw

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Filled with crisp cabbage and sweet carrots, this heart-healthy side is tossed in a creamy, lightly sweetened dressing made with fat-free sour cream and light mayonnaise. It's the perfect accompaniment to grilled fish, chicken, and meat.

Nutrition Facts

Sweet Country Coleslaw


50 Per Serving


1g Per Serving


1g Per Serving
Calories 50
Total Fat 1.0 g
Saturated Fat 0.0 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 3 mg
Sodium 128 mg
Total Carbohydrate 9 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Sugars 7 g
Protein 1 g

Dietary Exchanges
1/2 other carbohydrate


Servings  4  

  • 2 Tbsp. fat-free sour cream
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. light mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp. cider vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp. celery seeds (optional)
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper
  • 4 cups packaged, shredded cabbage and carrot mix


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  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together all the ingredients except the cabbage and carrot mix.
  2. Stir in the cabbage and carrot mix until well coated. The mixture will be very thick. Let stand for 15 minutes before serving. The coleslaw will shrink in volume by about half during the standing time.


Serving size 1/2 cup

This recipe is reprinted with permission from Favorite Family Recipes: 43 Dishes for a Healthy Soul. Copyright © 2014 by the American Heart Association. Published by Publications International, Ltd. Look for Favorite Family Recipes at ShopHeart.org, while supplies last.