I know I can’t be the only one who actually feels anxiety over attending events where your meal is out of your control! Many times I bring my own food, but that seems to draw attention to the fact that I am trying to lose weight and quite honestly makes me feel like everyone is now watching anything that I eat. Paranoia? Possibly, but I’m sure many of you have had similar experiences.
I am arming myself with a secret weapon…….The Dish To Pass. Doesn’t matter if it is required or not, don’t even ask….just bring something! Having a healthy side dish that you know fits into your Eat By Color nutritional plan will allow you to enjoy whatever meat is being offered and a side without throwing up the “I’m trying to lose weight” banner, keep you on track and most hosts are usually appreciative of any goodies a guest brings.
The great thing about slaw is that it has cabbage. Cabbage is a super food that none of us get enough us.
2 tablespoons Plain Greek Yogurt (this is a great way to up your protein in cole slaw, replacing sour cream in many recipes with greek yogurt is a simple way to up the protein)
2 teaspoons low-fat mayonnaise
1 tablespoon finely grated fresh lemon zest
4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon sugar
3 tablespoons water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1 lb purple cabbage, thinly sliced (4 cups)
2 carrots, cut into julienne strips or coarsely grated
1 bunch scallions, thinly sliced diagonally (1 cup)
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
Chop all of the vegetables or use your food processor. Whisk together sour cream, mayonnaise, zest, lemon juice, sugar, water, salt, and pepper in a large bowl until sugar is dissolved.
Add cabbage, carrots, scallions, and parsley and toss well. Chill, covered, 1 hour to allow flavors to develop. Season with salt and pepper.
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