A Healthier Potato Salad!
Potato salad is one of the most popular side dishes for cookouts and parties but with the low-carb craze, potatoes have been given a bad rap. Since potato salad usually requires the use of mayonnaise, it is not a good choice for the waistline. But with a few substitutions, we can enjoy one of America’s favorite dishes, guilt-free.
Even though potatoes are on the list of carbs, they also contain other good-for-you nutrients like fiber, potassium, iron, vitamin C, and protein. Red potatoes are best for salads because you can keep the skin on for extra fiber. Using non-fat Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise provides less fat and more protein as well as healthy probiotics. Adding a green apple, which is full of antioxidants, gives it a fresh, sweet flavor.
So if you love potato salad, don’t deprive! Just make a few changes and enjoy!
Ingredients & Method
- 7 small red potatoes
- 5 eggs
- 1/2 Green Apple
- 2 cups of non-fat Greek yogurt
- 1/2 tablespoon Red Wine Vinegar
- ½ tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 teaspoon Sea Salt
- 1 teaspoon Sugar
- ½ teaspoon Ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon Mustard
Place Red Potatoes in a bowl with water and 1 Tbsp. of white vinegar. Let soak for a few minutes. This helps to clean them better. Rinse out removing dirt and debris from potato.
Cut into cubes and boil along with the eggs for about 15 minutes or until done. Do not overcook.
Drain and place in bowl. Peel eggs and add to potatoes.
Rinse apple clean, dice, and add to potatoes.
Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
Enjoy with perhaps some grilled salmon!