Sweet Without the Sugar!
There’s nothing wrong with a little coleslaw, especially in the summer! It’s a fresh, crisp and refreshing side dish served at BBQ’s, restaurants and parties. Unfortunately, many coleslaws will have added sugars to make it the sweet, creamy side dish everybody loves. It’s the combination of all these carbs and fats (from the copious amounts of mayo) that spell out disaster.
When eaten in conjunction, fat and carbs will eventually lead to weight gain. The two aren’t inherently evil, though many people on a ketogenic diet consider carbs to be the root of all evil. Carbohydrates are inflammatory and are metabolized quickly. The fat that you eat is then stored as excess, and that’s why we associate eating fat with gaining weight.
When fat is eaten alone, in the absence of carbs, it is metabolized slowly and steadily, resulting in long-lasting energy with no inflammatory results or insulin spikes. No insulin spike = no sugar/hunger crashing.
Fat is misunderstood!
The small amount of carbs we do allow in our diets come from natural sources like fruits and veggies. Some fruits are higher in carbs than others so we stick to the lower end of the spectrum- strawberries, blackberries, raspberries. Apples, on the other hand, can have about 20 grams of carbs. That’s not the highest amount of carbs you can find in a fruit, but it’s still up there. That’s why for this recipe, we’re using a real apple (as opposed to apple extracts made from who knows what) split among 4 servings. This adds a trivial amount of carbs to each serving, but you’re getting lots of vitamins, nutrients and the best flavor! It also provides that sweetness you’re used to when digging into a delicious coleslaw!
We also found that adding a grated apple to coleslaw gives the entire bowl apple flavor. The texture of apples is very similar to cabbage, carrots and broccoli when shredded, so to us, it feels like we’re eating a bowl of shredded apples! The reality is much better: a whole bowl of raw veggies! It’s a great trick to play on your brain/tongue if you don’t enjoy veggies too much but want their nutrition.
To our apple slaw, we also added pecans. Pecans and apples go together so well, and Fall is upon us, so they’re the perfect flavors to add to a dish right now. If you don’t have pecans, we’ve also made this used walnuts and pumpkin seeds and it turned out great every time.
Here’s our recipe for a delicious, low carb, high fat, keto apple slaw!
If you enjoyed this apple coleslaw, try this delicious buffalo cole slaw from Keto Cooking Christian! It is packed with so much flavor and just like this recipe, is quick and simple to make!
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