Skinny Pork and Slaw Sandwiches

I love my slow cooker. 

I also love my pressure cooker. 

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Anything that makes my life easier is awesome.

I’m always looking for something that makes me forget that I’m following a diet.

I know, I know, it’s a lifestyle change.

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Let’s get real.

While it may be a lifestyle change, I will always want the burger and fries over the chicken breast and vegetables.

Perhaps a lifestyle change, but also always a longing for tasty food.

These Skinny Pork and Slaw Sandwiches are so super, duper delicious you’ll never know it’s low calorie!

My favorite sandwich at a local restaurant is the fat and calorie laden version of this. 

With this recipe I feel like I’m “cheating” when I’m really not!

In fact, the first time I had a pulled pork sandwich with slaw on it was at that restaurant a couple of years ago. 

I kept hearing about how delicious that sandwich was. 

I was hesitant to try it. 

Coleslaw is delicious, but on a pulled pork sandwich? I was scared.

The warmth of the pulled pork is complimented so nicely by the tangy, cold slaw, I was blown away at how yummy it actually was. 

The sandwich from the restaurant had cheese on it, but I don’t even miss it on these 7 Point Pork and Slaw Sandwiches.

The low calorie bun also tastes like a regular sandwich roll too. 

I don’t miss that heavy bun from the restaurant at all!


Weight Watchers Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwiches

These Skinny Pork and Slaw Sandwiches remind me of summer gatherings with family and friends.

Right now, spring is flirting with us in Wisconsin, so it’s so nice to get a little taste of summer to make these long, cold days a bit more bearable.

These are really tasty with a cold beer as well!

This recipe is easy because you cook the pork in the Crock Pot and used packaged coleslaw so the amount of time you spend cooking is minimal!

No chopping a giant head of cabbage and carrots  Easy, peasy.

I love me a recipe that is delicious, fast, and most importantly, healthy!

Time saving recipes are what I’m all about these days with my busy schedule.

It’s so easy to make a quick dinner that is unhealthy when you’re in a time crunch, but this recipe is a cure to that problem.

You can use the extra time you save making this recipe to exercise!

Or, you can catch up on your mindless reality television shows like I do. 

Just kidding, I exercise all the time.


Weight watchers pulled pork and slaw sandwiches sit upon a table.

You could easily make this recipe with chicken breasts too.

Chicken breasts are 0 points, so it would make this recipe even healthier.

You can nix the slaw, but it really adds such a great addition of flavor to this recipe.

When I made these Skinny Pork and Slaw Sandwiches, we had leftovers for three days with my family of three and a half.

Make sure you buy extra buns because you will have so much leftover you can eat this for lunch for a week after making it.

This recipe will freeze nicely too. 

Just place in a freezer tight container and store it for another easy, healthy dinner another day.

Skinny Pork and Slaw Sandwiches


3 pound boneless pork loin roast, trimmed
1 3/4 cups of this BBQ Sauce
15 light hamburger buns (I use Village Hearth light Italian buns)
1 tsp brown sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons hot sauce (this is my absolute favorite here)
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 cup water
2 1/2 cups packaged cabbage slaw mix
1/4 cup canola mayonnaise
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1/4 teaspoon sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt


Put the pork in the crock pot, and pour 1 cup of water in with it.
Next, cover and cook on low for 7 hours or until the pork is tender.
Drain the excess liquid from the slow cooker.
Use a hand mixer or two forks to shred the pork in the crock pot.
Stir in barbecue sauce, brown sugar, hot sauce and pepper.
Cover and cook on low for 1 hour.
Combine coleslaw mix, mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, and salt. Mix well.

Place 1/3 cup pork mixture and two tablespoons slaw mixture between two buns.


One serving consists of one top and bottom bun, 1/3 c meat mixture and 2 tablespoons of slaw mixture.


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16 thoughts on “Skinny Pork and Slaw Sandwiches”

  1. What brand light BBQ sauce do you use? I love making pulled chicken, but can’t figure out the best ww friendly sauce! Thanks!

  2. Hi,

    Thank you for sharing this recipe. It looks so yummy and I can’t wait to try it out. Though have a quick question and maybe I’ll have to figure it out, but thought I’d ask. If I replace the pork with chicken, how many chicken breasts would I need? Do you know what the SP would be for it with chicken?

    Thank you in advance,

    • Hi Sally,
      I’ve never made this with chicken, but I’m guessing since I used three pounds of pork, you would use three pounds of chicken. If you use chicken instead of pork, each sandwich, including the slaw and the bun will be 3 points. If you try it with chicken, let me know how you like it! Thanks for stopping by!

    • Also, I made this a couple of weeks ago and it is amazing. It is on the menu again this week. I wanted to make it today but forgot to start it this AM so that’s why I am asking about cooking it on high. Delicious recipe. My husband and I love it!!

    • Hi Natasha,
      I haven’t tried it on high for 4 hours but you could try it! I don’t see why that wouldn’t work.
      If you have a meat thermometer it would be good to check for proper temp before eating.
      Thanks for coming by!


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