Red Cabbage Slaw Salad

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Welcome friends and fans to the first annual…

I’m talking game day foods (and drinks, of course) all week so you can stay svelte while you watch your favorite team. All week I’ll be featuring low-fat, healthy snacks and meals you make while you tailgate. Plus, starting tomorrow, I’m going to have a link up so you can show off your favorite skinny football snacks too! Then, I’m concluding Friday with a round-up of all this week’s skinny snacks AND featuring a little football inspired giveaway for your faces! So let’s kick this week off right with a red cabbage slaw salad!

Salads are a MUST-HAVE for me on game days. For one, you need some green (or in this case, purple) to offset the wings and chips. Secondly, I just love salads. They are fresh, crunchy and I always feel so good when I eat them. But the same ol’ garden lettuce with tomatoes and cukes can get super boring. So, I decided to whip up a crunchy slaw with some fabulous toppings.

As much as I love traditional slaw salads loaded with mayo, they aren’t exactly healthy. Or low-fat. Or really good for you at all. So in place of mayo, I subbed a tangy and sweet lemon vinaigrette. Which, guys, is so good I wanted to drink it. I know, it’s a salad dressing Claire, get it together.

Besides the aforementioned dressing, my second favorite part of this salad has to be the fresh bites of mozzarella, the tart apple and slightly tangy pieces of artichoke hearts. The pairing sounds weird but mixed with the crisp crunch of the slaw, it’s absolutely heavenly.

This salad is PERFECT for your tailgate because it’s light (so you have more room for beer, duh) and even the menfolk will gobble it up (my husband was eating it with a fork directly from the serving bowl). That’s a win for the home team baby! (I had to).

FOR THE DELICIOUS RECIPE, head on over HERE and grab it on She Knows!

Nutritional information per serving (salad serves about 5):

Calories: 170
Fat: 9 grams
Carbohydrates: 9.2 grams
Fiber: 2 grams
Protein: 5.8 grams
Weight Watchers Points: 4

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  1. Posted by seriously sassy mama on
    Monday, September 24th, 2012
    This looks super yummy!
  2. Posted by Tutti Dolci on
    Monday, September 24th, 2012
    Love that you swapped the mayo for a vinaigrette! Delish!
  3. Monday, September 24th, 2012
    Skinny tailgate recipes are a must!
  4. Posted by domesticfits on
    Monday, September 24th, 2012
    LOVE the theme. Plus, I loath mayo slaws but this I would eat up. With some beer, of course.
  5. Posted by Aggie on
    Monday, September 24th, 2012
    You are speaking my language! This looks incredible.
  6. Posted by Anita at Hungry Couple on
    Monday, September 24th, 2012
    I love interesting slaws. Looks great!
  7. Posted by Dinnersdishesdessert on
    Monday, September 24th, 2012
    I am excited for this week!! I love healthy snacks!
  8. Posted by Rachel @ Baked by Rachel on
    Tuesday, September 25th, 2012
    I love the color! So bold and pretty.
  9. Posted by Litigator on
    Tuesday, October 8th, 2013
    oh wow, I love the purple colours!