Kid-Friendly Pineapple Coleslaw

January 22, 2019

This is the recipe I made up for a very simple coleslaw with pineapple hidden in it so that my nieces and nephews are eating healthy, even when they don’t realize it 🙂


1 large can of crushed pineapple

1 cup of avocado mayo (or any mayo)

1 clove of garlic


*Adult friendly options: more garlic, hot sauce or red chilies, black pepper & curry powder


1 package of shredded broccoli, cabbage and kale

1 package of shredded multi coloured beets

*Adult friendly options: trail mix, nuts, dried cranberries or raisins…the possibilities are endless!

I blended one large can of crushed pineapple together in my Vitamix with one cup of avocado mayo but you can use any mayo you choose. I also added one clove of garlic, although if it was being made for adults, I would use more garlic and I would also include some hot sauce or red chilies, as well as black pepper and curry powder.

Since this was for the kids, I just blended in some fresh garlic and a bit of salt to give it a little bit of sharpness. And that’s pretty much it for the sauce. Then I just added it to two packages of shredded broccoli, cabbage and kale. As well as a package of shredded beets so that it was a festive looking combination. If the pieces are too big, I chop them up fairly small.

The coleslaw is best after a few hours in the fridge, especially when you add trail mix. Everything soaks in the sauce and it is delicious!

And I served that with my squash macaroni and cheese…blog for this to follow! In the meantime, find the recipe + other healthy food tips for kids in this video.

Artist Keli-Ann Pye-Beshara – Experience Newfoundland & life through my artist eyes. Born and raised here on this big rock in the Atlantic Ocean. After my Fine Arts degree and Interior Decorating, lived away for ages. In 2009 moved back with new appreciation for this place. Come hang out and explore with me. Sign up for your Piece of Pye newsletter & art prizes!

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