Diabetic Cooking

Crunchy broccoli slaw

Preparation time: 15 minutes. Chilling time: 1 hour.


  • 10 ounces fresh broccoli crowns, washed and drained
  • 2 medium carrots (about 7 inches long), peeled
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 cup fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup unsalted, roasted soy nuts
  • 1/4 cup fat-free ranch dressing
  • 3 tablespoons Splenda, No Calorie Sweetener, granular


Coarsely chop broccoli and carrots, then place in a food processor and pulse several times until combined. Add onion and parsley and pulse again. Transfer vegetables to a large mixing bowl. Sprinkle with lemon juice, raisins, and nuts, and mix to combine. In a small bowl, stir together dressing and Splenda. Spoon mixture over slaw and mix well. Chill before serving (about 1 hour in refrigerator) for best results.

Yield: 6 servings.

Serving size: 1/2 cup.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 141 calories, Carbohydrates: 29 g, Protein: 4 g, Fat: 1 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 95 mg, Fiber: 4 g

Exchanges per serving: 2 starch. Carbohydrate choices: 2.

Kathleen Stanley is a Diabetes Educator at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky.