This super simple and healthy cilantro lime cole slaw has a nice zing from the lime dressing. The perfect substitution for heavy mexican rice or beans. Cilantro haters need not apply!
Sometimes, I cringe when I write these posts. I tend towards oversharing, in person and on the blog. I just don’t have secrets. So I’m sure when I talk to you today about my awkward weight struggle post-baby, you’re probably not surprised. It truly doesn’t bug me if you just roll your eyes and scroll to the recipe. But I know some of you have been here, and will read on. So I’ll write life updated and share this cilantro slaw recipe with you in mind.
I gained around 45 pounds with Eli. I’ve heard worse, and I’ve heard better. I really wasn’t too upset with the weight gained during pregnancy. What upsets me is that almost two years after he is born, I still have an extra 20 pounds on me. And honestly, this is BECAUSE OF ME. Yes, it’s harder to lose weight after baby, but I really think it has less to do with your body and more to do with your mind. Life is more of a whirlwind, which seems to trigger all my overeating tendencies. I have a busy day, I come home exhausted, and I take comfort in a big bowl of cajun pasta, or mac and cheese. Because I deserve it, right?
I turn 30 soon. I don’t want to enter my 30’s feeling badly about my body. So, it’s time to take a bit more control of my eating. I’ve decided to do a low (not NO) carb approach, which my body always responds really well to. It also typically helps break me of any sugar cravings that I have.
I love all kinds of food, healthy and not-so-healthy, so this won’t be too hard for me, but it certainly will increase the number of healthy-ish recipes that I share with you, like this cilantro lime coleslaw.
If anyone else is struggling with baby weight (or weight in general), I’d love to hear from you. What is your favorite, go-to healthy meal that still tastes rich and flavorful? I refuse to eat boring food, so please share your favorites!
And don’t worry, I’ll still be sharing things like these Stuffed S’mores Treats. I’ve got two other people in my house, and coworkers that are counting on me, and I won’t let them (or you) down! And if you love this cilantro slaw, make sure you try my classic Vinegar Based Coleslaw recipe, one of the most popular on this site!
- 3 tbsp fresh lime juice
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 2 teaspoons sugar or splenda
- dash of salt and pepper
- 1⁄3 cup chopped green onion
- 1⁄3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 8 ounces coleslaw mix (green cabbage and carrots)
- 4 ounces shredded purple cabbage
- Add coleslaw mix purple cabbage, cilantro and green onions into medium mixing bowl.
- In a small bowl, add lime juice, olive oil, sugar/splenda, salt and pepper. Mix.
- Pour dressing onto slaw mix, stir and serve.