Diabetes-Friendly Recipes

Garlicky Sweet Coleslaw

For best results, make this one day in advance. The flavors will intensify overnight!

Servings: 12
Prep time:


  • 8 cups shredded green cabbage
  • 1 medium fennel bulb, trimmed, bulb shredded, and leaves chopped
  • 2 large carrots, shredded
  • 2 large cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • ¼ cup low-fat mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup frozen pineapple juice concentrate, thawed
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • chopped fresh parsley for garnish (optional)
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. In a large bowl, combine cabbage, fennel, and carrots.
  2. In a medium bowl, using a fork or the side of a chef's knife, mash garlic with salt to form a smooth paste. Stir in yogurt, mayonnaise, pineapple juice concentrate, and vinegar until well blended.
  3. Spoon over cabbage mixture and toss to coat. Add salt and pepper to taste, stirring until well mixed. If using, garnish with parsley.

Nutrition Information

Per serving:59 calories (12% calories from fat), 2 g protein, 1 g total fat (0.2 g saturated fat), 12 g carbohydrates, 2 g dietary fiber, 1 mg cholesterol, 324 mg potassium, 2778 mg sodium
Diabetic exchanges:1 carbohydrate ( 1/2 fruit, 1 vegetable)


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