Crack slaw is a popular low-carb dish that’s taken the keto community by storm.
This delicious low-carb crack slaw recipe puts an Asian twist on your standard American favorite. Think stir fry meets coleslaw, with a dash of Eastern flavor.
With plenty of crunchy cruciferous veggies, protein, and an addictive Asian-style sauce, this is the perfect side dish for a big meal. Or, you could use it as your main dish on a busy weeknight.
While traditional coleslaw is mostly veggies, this slaw takes it to the next level with the addition of ground pork. Swap out the ground pork for grass-fed beef, chicken, or turkey to mix things up.
Looking for even more spice? Throw in some sriracha sauce.
This crack slaw recipe is:
The main ingredients are:
- Ground pork
- Chicken broth
Optional additional ingredients
- Ground beef
- Ground turkey
3 Health Benefits of This Keto Crack Slaw
Cabbage belongs to a group go vegetables known as cruciferous vegetables. Cruciferous vegetables like cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower are rich sources of antioxidants.
While inflammation is a natural process that your body uses to protect itself, it can often go awry and create more harm than good.
Your diet plays a significant role in the amount of inflammation your body produces. The Western diet, for example, tends to cause a great deal of inflammation.
Incorporating more cruciferous vegetables in your diet can help keep inflammation at bay, and protect your immune system.
Specifically, the compounds in cruciferous vegetables seem to work on healing your gut and enhancing the microbiome.
Since your gut is one of your primary lines of defense against outside invaders, the role of gut health for overall immunity cannot be understated[*].
#2: Rich In Selenium
Pork is a great source of selenium, a mineral that’s essential to the health of almost every cell in your body.
Selenium is a part of protein complexes called selenoproteins. Selenoproteins play essential roles in your DNA production, thyroid hormone metabolism, and reproduction.
In addition, selenoproteins act as antioxidants in your body, warding off the effects of reactive oxygen species (ROS)[*].
Low levels of selenium are linked with cognitive decline, poor immune function, and increased risk of mortality.
As both an anti-inflammatory agent and antioxidant, this mineral protects your body from a myriad of health issues including certain types of cancer[*].
#3: Supports Weight Loss
Don’t forget to add those chopped green onions.
The macronutrient profile of this slaw alone (and only 212 calories per serving), makes it an obvious choice for weight loss. However, those green onions may have a little weight loss magic of their own.
In a mouse model, researchers gave overweight mice extracts of green onions and then measured several metabolic factors. The extracts seemed to affect the genes of the mice, down-regulating expression of pro-obesity genes.
After 6 ½ weeks taking the extract, the mice showed reduced fat cell size, reduced fat accumulation, and significantly reduced overall body fat[*].
Crack Slaw Recipe
Veggies and protein are the two mainstays of a healthy keto diet. And since there are only so many zucchinis and avocados you can eat every day, this recipe is a welcome change.
Get out of your grilled chicken breast and broccoli rut with this tangy, spicy one-pan keto recipe.
It’s quick and easy enough for a weeknight meal, while being delicious enough to share at a friend’s BBQ.
You can also make it your own by switching up the protein, adding some more crunch with chopped almonds or macadamia nuts, or increasing the spice factor.
Heat it up with some hot sauce or red pepper flakes, or switch out the cabbage for broccoli and make a broccoli slaw.Print
Crack Slaw Recipe
This easy low-carb crack slaw is an Asian twist on the American classic. Just add ground pork, coconut aminos instead of soy sauce, and ground ginger. Keto and low-carb!
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 4 servings
- Pulse chopped cabbage in food processor. Set aside.
- Over medium heat in a large skillet or pan, brown and crumble ground meat.
- Whisk together chicken broth, minced garlic, sesame oil, coconut aminos, ground ginger, pepper, and salt in a small bowl. Pour into pan of browned pork and stir. Add cabbage to pan and toss using tongs. Saute for 5 minutes.
- Remove from heat, transfer to serving bowls, and garnish coleslaw mix with green onion and sesame seeds.
- Serving Size: 1 serving
- Calories: 212
- Fat: 8.9g
- Carbohydrates: 8.3g (5.4g net)
- Fiber: 2.9g
- Protein: 26.2g
Keywords: Crack slaw