Healthy and Delicious Cole Slaw as a Spaghetti Replacement

cole-slawAre you trying to find ways to make some interesting meals without using gluten or many carbs? You might find this recipe interesting as a healthy alternative to wheat pasta or any pasta for that matter. Let me know what you think of it if you try it…

Healthy and Delicious Cole Slaw as a Spaghetti Replacement

When the craving for sauced-up spaghetti hits but you don’t want to chow down a bunch of heavy carbs, try this broccoli cole slaw “spaghetti”. This shredded veggie mix is found with the bagged salads in the produce section — only 25 calories per cup.


One 12-ounce bag (4 cups) broccoli cole slaw

1 cup canned crushed tomatoes (organic if possible)

1 teaspoon chopped garlic or more to taste

Dash onion powder, or more to taste

Dash each salt and pepper or more to taste

Dash of red pepper flakes, or more to taste

3 tablespoons Parmesean Cheese Flakes

Add low sodium organic Marinara Sauce on the top to taste.


Bring a skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat. Add slaw and 1/4 cup water. Cook and stir until water has evaporated and slaw has slightly softened, 5 to 8 minutes.

Add tomatoes, garlic, seasonings, and 2 tablespoons Parmesan topping. Cook and stir until hot, 3 to 4 minutes.

Serve topped with remaining 1 tablespoon Parmesean cheese or extra Marinara.

PER SERVING (1/2 of recipe, 1 heaping cup): 148 calories, 3g fat, 610mg sodium, 24.5g carbs, 6g fiber, 10g sugars, 8g protein

By: Linda Wolschlager, Certified Nutrition Counselor/Wellness Coach

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