Raw Foods Recipe for Bone Building Sesame Ginger Coleslaw

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I love creating new  delicious health enhancing gluten free recipes, raw food recipes and recipes loaded with nutrients that support various organs and glands.   Today I’m going to tell you about Sesame Ginger Cole Slaw, a dish that is not only  raw and  gluten free, but also is very good for your bones.  Since osteoporosis is becoming an epidemic among women over 40, the more you can do on a daily basis to support bone health, the better.

In April 2011 we hosted a class  “Eating for Bone Health”, that is now available as a video. (http://www.drritamarie.com/rawfoodsuniversity).  In that course material we provided detailed lists of bone building nutrients and gluten free dishes that supports healthy bones, along with other gluten free recipes and videos of both information presentation and preparation of the recipes.   Since then, I’ve been experimenting with adding bone fortification to all my recipes. Today I would like to share a delicious summer picnic recipe for bone building Cole slaw.

In addition to supporting healthy and strong bone development, it’s loaded with antioxidants that fight cancer and contribute to hormone balance.

Sesame Ginger Cole Slaw


  • 1 small red and 1 small green  green cabbage
  • 4-5 carrots
  • ½ – 1 bunch of dark greens, like kale, collards, bok choy, chard or spinach.
  • Sprinkle of whole, unrefined salt
  • ½ cup sesame tahini
  • 1-2 inch piece of fresh ginger, depending on how much you like ginger
  • juice of 1-2 lemons or limes, depending on size
  • 5-10 pitted prunes, depending on how sweet you like it
  • ½ teaspoon kelp powder, or more to taste
  • ½ teaspoon salt (optional)
  • ¼ cup of unpasteurized vinegar. I used coconut vinegar, and apple cider works well too.


  1. Finely shred cabbage and carrots and place in a large bowl.
  2. Finely chop greens  and place in bowl with cabbage and carrots. Shredded broccoli stems are a nice addition too.
  3. Sprinkle with whole, unrefined salt and massage well to break down the cell walls and tenderize the vegetables. If you are on a salt restricted diet, rinse to remove the extra salt.
  4. Blend tahini, ginger, lemon or lime juice, prunes, kelp powder, salt (optional) and  vinegar.
  5. Pour sauce over vegetables and adjust seasonings to your preferences. If you like it sweeter, blend a couple more prunes or some dates with a small amount of water to a smooth paste and add to slaw. If desired, add a handful of sesame seeds for garnish and extra calcium.

This yummy dish and is good for your bones, is loaded with cancer fighting sulforaphanes and hormone balancing indole-3-carbinol and iodine to feed your thyroid. Enjoy it and share it with your friends using the Facebook and twitter links below.

Please use the comment field below to let me know what your favorite bone building foods are. To submit your recipes for inclusion on a blog post or in my newsletter, visit


Love, Health and Joy,

Dr. Ritamarie

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