<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none;" alt="" src="https://ct.pinterest.com/v3/?tid=2617946472082&pd[em]=&noscript=1" /> The Easiest Healthy Homemade Coleslaw Recipe! Skip to Content

The Easiest Healthy Homemade Coleslaw Recipe!

Share all the things you love!

Making a homemade coleslaw recipe saves time and money! Try this quick and easy coleslaw recipe for your next picnic or cookout.

This post contains links to products that you can purchase. If you click through and make a purchase we make a commission.

The finished Coleslaw recipe ready to eat with title across the middle.

It’s a homemade coleslaw dressing recipe with the option to use prepackaged coleslaw veggies or shred your own! This post contains links to items we use and we will make a commission when you make a purchase. 

Is this a Weight Watchers coleslaw recipe? 

Absolutely. You can have anything on the Weight Watchers Freestyle program as long as you track it. This particular healthy coleslaw recipe is low in points for each 1/2 cup serving. It’s an excellent low point snack, side dish, and party food! 

Weight watchers points bubbles showing 1 point on purple and blue and 2 on green.

Is this an easy homemade coleslaw recipe? 

I think you will be surprised at how easy it is to make homemade coleslaw.  The prices of prepared salads, like coleslaw, are quite expensive at my local grocery store. Making my own coleslaw recipe at home saves time and money.

It takes almost no effort to make a big batch of this healthy coleslaw and after just an hour or so in the fridge it’s ready to eat! 

Why should I make coleslaw homemade? 

Making your own coleslaw at home can save time, money and you have full control of all the ingredients in your recipe.

Can I prep this easy coleslaw recipe in advance? 

coleslaw recipe 3

You may need to do some planning in preparation for this coleslaw recipe because it really should chill for at least one hour before serving. You can also prepare it up to a day ahead of time and it will still taste and look great! 

How do I make this homemade coleslaw dressing? 

First, you will need to whisk all of the sauce or dressing ingredients together in a large bowl. This OXO balloon whisk just feels right in my hand. It’s used to whip up everything from sauces to eggs to pancakes.

Whisks and rubber spatulas are two kitchen tools I couldn’t live without.  After the dressing ingredients are well blended, you will add your prepackaged coleslaw mix. 

Can I make my own coleslaw mix or do I have to use prepackaged? 

You can definitely shred your own vegetables for this coleslaw if you want! I can usually grab a bag or two of pre-packaged mix at my local grocery store so it saves me time and effort. If you have the time and the ingredients there’s no reason not to shred the veggies up yourself and make this an even more homemade version of my favorite homemade coleslaw. 

Once upon a time, I would have shredded my own cabbage and carrots. Nowadays I usually stick to the prepackaged coleslaw mix. It’s a bit more colorful with the purple cabbage, green cabbage and carrots all mixed together. Plus, there’s less clean-up time.

coleslaw recipe 6

I’ll have to confess that I am a mess in the kitchen, and buying the bagged mix saves me so much time. Cleaning up my food processor takes up a lot of my time, so I prefer not to use it for shredding cabbage for this coleslaw recipe.

Printable Homemade Coleslaw Recipe: 

Yield: 8 cups

Homemade Coleslaw Recipe

Pin showing the finished homemade coleslaw ready to eat.

Making homemade coleslaw  saves time and money! Try this quick and easy coleslaw recipe for your next picnic or cookout. It's a homemade coleslaw dressing recipe with the option to use prepackaged coleslaw veggies or shred your own!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 5 TBSP light mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup plain no-fat greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup low-fat buttermilk, regular milk is fine too.
  • 1 Tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 packet Stevia (or more to taste)
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 7 cups shredded cabbage and carrots, There is approx. 7 cups shredded coleslaw mix in a 16 oz bag of prepackaged coleslaw mix

Instructions

  1. Whisk together sauce or dressing ingredients until well blended
  2. Stir in cabbage mixture until all is coated.
  3. Chill for at least one hour before serving.

Notes

2 Freestyle Smart Point Per Serving (1/2 Cup) on Green Plan

1 Freestyle Smart Point Per Serving (1/2 Cup) on Blue Plan

1 Freestyle Smart Point Per Serving (1/2 Cup) on Purple Plan

Recommended Products

As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.

Nutrition Information

Yield

12

Serving Size

cup

Amount Per Serving Calories 352Saturated Fat 2gCholesterol 16mgSodium 735mgCarbohydrates 41gFiber 10gSugar 26gProtein 12g
coleslaw recipe 5

When should I make this homemade coleslaw? 

Homemade coleslaw is perfect for picnics and family gatherings. Pick your favorite bowl, cover it up and place in an insulated carrier for easy transport and cold storage.

You should try and make it at least an hour in advance because it does need to sit in the refrigerator for a bit so everything can come together and the sauce will taste much better after a good chill! 

coleslaw recipe 2

Looking for some more great side dish recipes? 

If you are looking for more side dish salads that will be the hit of your next party or picnic Broccoli Salad on the Light Side and Veggie Pasta Salad are two more of my absolute favorites! Both of these recipes could be enjoyed as a summer meal, too.

Weight Watchers Tropical Ham Salad is also a nice light and flavorful option. I enjoy making these baked beans for summer gatherings as well.  Another awesome and easy choice are these Weight Watchers Mashed Sweet Potatoes!

Share all the things you love!

A look at the completed recipe ready to eat.
← Previous
Weight Watchers Peanut Butter Whips myWW Update
healthy snacks for weight watchers snacks under 1 smart point laid out on a table.
Next →
Weight Watchers Snacks Under 1 Smart Point...FREE!

Brian

Sunday 10th of January 2021

Needs a tbl of horseradish to give it some bite

ruby justus

Thursday 16th of July 2020

I ALSO ADD A LITTLE SOUR CREAM TO MINE TOO, LESS MAYONNAISE ALSO

Michele Brosius

Friday 17th of July 2020

Great ideas. Thanks

Maureen Kearns

Tuesday 4th of February 2020

Sugar in Cole Slaw? Yuck!

Michele Brosius

Wednesday 18th of March 2020

Creamy coleslaw has sugar. Pepeprslaw, too. Interested to hear how you make it? Thanks

virginia bartlett

Sunday 1st of December 2019

Hard to believe this is 350 calories per half cup serving. Please confirm

Kelley

Sunday 31st of May 2020

I agree that the nutritional info. indicates that this salad would be 13 points on the Blue Plan for 1 cup of coleslaw. This does not make sense with the statement that it's 1 point for 1/2 cup. What gives?

Easy Side Dish Recipes for Summertime Gatherings - Inspired Her Way

Thursday 16th of May 2019

[…] Healthy Homemade Coleslaw is a quick and easy side dish recipe for your next picnic or cookout. It’s a homemade coleslaw […]