Low-Calorie Sweet and Crunchy Coleslaw

Inspired by Chick-fil-A’s coleslaw.

I’m picky about my coleslaw. In fact, there are only a couple of places I choose to get my coleslaw from — one is my mom’s. She makes an amazingly fresh, crunchy, and sweet coleslaw. The other place that I like to get my coleslaw from is Publix here in the south. They really have perfected the delicious, mayo-rich coleslaw recipe, in my opinion.

“What makes a good coleslaw?” you might ask.

It has to be sweet. It has to be crunchy. It has to have the right tanginess from the mayo. It has to look pretty.

I don’t like a whole lot of other seasonings competing for my attention in my coleslaw, so that’s pretty much all it takes for me to have an amazing coleslaw experience. This can be hard to achieve while staying within a calorie budget, so I developed this recipe in an attempt to consume my veggies, maintain my weight, and enjoy the sweet and tangy side dish that goes so well with just about anything.

I hope you like it!


  • 1/2 cup Hellman’s Light Mayo
  • 4 Tablespoons monk fruit no-calorie sweetener, like Lankato
  • 2 tsp dill pickle juice (or apple cider vinegar)
  • 1/2 tsp celery seed
  • 1/8 tsp ground mustard
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 16 oz. bag of coleslaw mix (I like the Walmart tri-colored slaw mix. It’s pretty.)

What you need:

  • 1 large serving bowl
  • 1 small mixing bowl
  • measuring spoons and cups
  • strainer
  • mixing/serving spoon

Whisk the first 6 ingredients in a small bowl until creamy. Add the coleslaw mix to a large serving bowl, and pour the mayonnaise mixture over the coleslaw mix. Stir until combined and chill for at least one hour.

Calories: 380 for the entire dish (70 calories/serving)!

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