Cabbage can be dandy for weight loss, but cole slaw can be a diet disaster. At one popular restaurant, a small cup (4.5 ounces) has 260 calories and 21 grams of fat — a third of most people’s daily limit — thanks to copious mayonnaise.
Food Fix: Some places make a healthier slaw, so ask for nutrition information. At home, try low-fat mayonnaise or mix with nonfat yogurt. If you buy cole slaw, you can also try rinsing it. It clears away most of the fatty mayo, but leaves the flavor behind.
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