September 17, 2019

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Potato Salad Makeover

POSTED BY | POSTED IN Seasonal Tips | POSTED ON 5-28-2010

Potato Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette

During summer grilling season potato salad graces the table at picnics and backyard BBQs galore. With a whopping 350 calories and 20 grams of fat per cup, it’s a good thing potato salad is served on the side!

As one of the best produce sources of potassium and an excellent source of vitamin C, potatoes are the nutrition all-stars of this classic dish! It’s the rich and creamy dressing that contributes to the calorie and fat overload. Potatoes of all varieties are also naturally fat-, sodium- and cholesterol-free.

Here’s how to serve up a side of healthier potato salad this Memorial Day weekend!  
 1. Swap calorie-laden dressings like mayonnaise or salad dressing for olive oil or a light vinaigrette salad dressing like Italian or balsamic.

2. Replace ½ cup of non-fat Greek yogurt for mayonnaise and cut over 700 calories and 90 grams of fat from the entire recipe!

3. Sprinkle in some color and crunch with fresh, seasonal veggies like chopped multi-color bell peppers, broccoli florets, green onions or carrot shreds.

4. Reinvent your favorite recipe with sweet potatoes in place of red-skinned potatoes or try grilling potatoes instead of steaming or boiling.

5. Keep the skins on for double the fiber of a skinless potato and to save kitchen prep-time too!

 Click here for our Potato Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette that’s featured on page 4 of the current issue of Healthy Bites magazine.



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