Courtesy of Chef Meg Galvin, this healthy slaw is the perfect thing to tuck in your child’s lunch box this month, which is National 5 a Day Month!

Lunch Box Carrot Slaw with Apples


3 1/2 cups shredded carrots

1/2 cup plain, low-fat yogurt, drained of any excess liquid

1/2 cup crushed pineapple, no sugar added

1 Granny Smith apple, not peeled, diced into 1/2-inch pieces


1. In a mixing bowl, combine the carrots, yogurt, pineapple, and chopped apple.

2. Cover and chill for at least 10 minutes before serving.

Makes 4 Servings: 1 cup per serving

Per Serving: 89.9 calories, 0.8 g total fat, 1.8 mg cholesterol, 87.1 mg sodium, 18.7 g total carbs, 3.5g dietary fiber, 2.5 g protein

Reprinted from The SparkPeople Cookbook: Love Your Food, Lose The Weight (c) 2011 by SparkPeople, Inc. Permission granted by Hay House, Inc., New York, NY 10033. Available wherever books are sold.

Photo credit: Handmade TV

Meg Galvin is a World Master Chef and Healthy Cooking Expert at Her new book, The SparkPeople Cookbook: Love Your Food, Lose the Weight, will be released October 4, 2011. For more information please visit: