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Red cabbage, apple and carrot healthy slaw.

BBQ season almost makes my heart sink. I really am not a fan of huge hunks of meat, especially when they are not cooked well and partially cremated. I should be a vegetarian really, if I lived alone I probably would be. Add to the meat issue the fact that I am wheat intolerant and that add an extra dimension.

However I mentioned the word “almost”… BBQ’s have their saving graces. I love the social aspect, the outdoors aspect, the totally English way that people still BBQ in the rain, the relaxed atmosphere. 

So for me BBQ’s become less about the meat and more about the salads. Salad doesn’t have to be boring. Really, it doesn’t.

I grew up in a hotel, that provided very good food to some very lucky guests. My mum’s cooking was legendary. On Sundays it was quiche and salad night. I think this was devised in order to make life a bit easier, less cooking, more time for church and family time. However my mum, being my mum, used to make about 7 different salads. Not your lettuce, tomato, cucumber type of salad, but all kinds of incredibly inventive salads full of colour, crunch and taste.

This salad reminds me of those days. I made it because my husband bought a red cabbage instead of a white cabbage. Which ended up being a genius shopping mistake, this salad is so much better for the red and not the white. I made it for a BBQ and it got great reviews. 

So at your next BBQ I challenge you to focus less on the meat and more on the salad. Go on. 

Dietitian UK: Red Cabbage, apple and carrot slaw (healthy coleslaw recipe)

This will also make a great side salad 🙂 I’ve got leftovers in my fridge that I’m looking forward to having this weekend. 

Red cabbage, apple and carrot slaw
Serves 6
A twist on coleslaw, perfect salad for summer outdoors eating and BBQ's. Crunchy, tangy, sweet and creamy all at once.
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Prep Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
66 calories
13 g
31 g
1 g
2 g
0 g
131 g
48 g
9 g
0 g
0 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
131g
Servings
6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 66
Calories from Fat 10
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g
2%
Saturated Fat 0g
2%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 31mg
10%
Sodium 48mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates 13g
4%
Dietary Fiber 3g
12%
Sugars 9g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
90%
Vitamin C
40%
Calcium
3%
Iron
3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1/4 red cabbage
  2. 2 apples
  3. 2 large carrots
  4. 1 egg
  5. olive oil
  6. 1 dessert spoon mustard
  7. 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
Instructions
  1. Grate or chop the red cabbage, apples and carrot in a food processor or by hand, mix it all together.
  2. Beat the egg and gradually add some olive oil, whisking all the time to make a mayonnaise, it will thicken.
  3. Stir in the mustard.
  4. Mix the mayonnaise into the vegetables along with the white wine vinegar.
  5. Taste and serve.
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calories
66
fat
1g
protein
2g
carbs
13g
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Dietitian UK https://www.dietitianuk.co.uk/

Bacon and Kale Pasta

It’s a new year and I’m trying out new meals. This is one recipe idea I’ve had scribbled down in my ideas book for ages, but I’ve not had the guts to try it out on the family. Now my lot are good at trying new things and generally I’m pretty lucky as they eat most things. But I wasn’t convinced that they would see this as a hit. Pasta, yes, bacon, yes… but kale and red cabbage too? I went for it as we had all the right ingredients just waiting to be used up.

However I was very pleased I went with it. It was an all round hit. Everyone had seconds. Maybe I should grow kale this year. 

Dietitian UK: Bacon and Kale Pasta 

Miss K:  “Mummy I love it, love it”.

Toddler boy: banging his bowl asking for more – admittedly he wanted the pasta more than the kale.

This is a fresh tasting, zingy pasta dish, with crunch from the kale and a hit of saltiness from the bacon and the cheese. 

Bacon and Kale Pasta
Serves 4
A fresh, zingy, crunchy pasta dish packed full of antioxidants and vitamins K, A and C.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
390 calories
66 g
13 g
8 g
17 g
2 g
286 g
347 g
7 g
0 g
4 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
286g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 390
Calories from Fat 68
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g
12%
Saturated Fat 2g
10%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 13mg
4%
Sodium 347mg
14%
Total Carbohydrates 66g
22%
Dietary Fiber 6g
26%
Sugars 7g
Protein 17g
Vitamin A
250%
Vitamin C
271%
Calcium
17%
Iron
18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 tsp rapeseed oil
  2. 6 rashers of back bacon
  3. 1 onion diced
  4. 300g mixed kale and red cabbage chopped
  5. 1 garlic clove crushed
  6. 1 tsp dried rosemary
  7. 1 chilli finely chopped (optional) we added this after to the adults dishes
  8. 1 lemon, juiced
  9. 250g pasta (gluten free if required)
Instructions
  1. Heat the oil in a pan, add the chopped bacon and cook for a few minutes along with the onion.
  2. Now turn down the heat and add the kale, along with a splash of water if needed.
  3. Cook gently for 10 minutes, meanwhile cook the pasta.
  4. Add the garlic, rosemary and optional chilli to the kale.
  5. Strain the cooked pasta, adding a spoon of the water to the kale.
  6. Mix the pasta into the kale and add the lemon juice.
  7. Serve topped with grated hard cheese.
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calories
390
fat
8g
protein
17g
carbs
66g
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Dietitian UK https://www.dietitianuk.co.uk/
 

 

Red Cabbage with Apple and Sultanas

This really is one of those recipes that silently creeps up and steals the limelight, becoming the star of the table. Well for me anyway. Now I’ve discovered this recipe it will be coming out every winter and will certainly grace my Christmas time table.

The sweetness with the slight spice alongside the crunch and the vibrant colour make this a winner. So if you are looking for a new way to brighten up your roast or something zingy to serve with cold meats, give this a whirl.

You can make this recipe a day ahead and then just heat it up.  I also like it cold with meats and cheese.

Part way through cooking – love these colours:

 Dietitian UK: Red Cabbage with Apple and Sultanas 1

After the final cooking process – juicy jewels of sultanas amongst the sea of purple. Yes purple is my fav colour which does make this even more appealing 😉

Dietitian UK: Red Cabbage with Apple and Sultanas 2

Red Cabbage with Apple and Sultanas
Serves 8
A simple, make ahead red cabbage, spicy yet sweet side dish.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
45 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
45 min
66 calories
15 g
0 g
1 g
1 g
0 g
136 g
17 g
10 g
0 g
1 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
136g
Servings
8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 66
Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g
2%
Saturated Fat 0g
1%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 17mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates 15g
5%
Dietary Fiber 3g
10%
Sugars 10g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A
12%
Vitamin C
56%
Calcium
3%
Iron
3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  2. 1 medium onion
  3. 2 garlic cloves
  4. 1/2 red cabbage
  5. 1 tbsp brown sugar
  6. 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  7. 1/2 tsp grated nutmeg
  8. 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  9. 100ml water
  10. 50g sultanas
  11. 2 eating apples
Instructions
  1. Place the onion and garlic in a food processor and chop. Place with the olive oil in the pan and cook gently for a few minutes.
  2. Meanwhile shred the cabbage in the foods processor, then add to the pan along with the sugar, red wine vinegar, nutmeg, cinnamon and water.
  3. Bring to the boil and then simmer for 30 minutes.
  4. Add sultanas and sliced apples, simmer for 15 minutes.
  5. Taste, season and cook for longer if the cabbage is not soft enough.
  6. This can be kept in the fridge and reheated the next day.
Adapted from Good Housekeeping Cookery Book
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calories
66
fat
1g
protein
1g
carbs
15g
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Adapted from Good Housekeeping Cookery Book
Dietitian UK https://www.dietitianuk.co.uk/