How Many Calories in Potato Salad

Potato salad seems to be a fixture of summer barbecues. I don't think I ever been to a barbecue where someone didn't bring some potato salad, so I would to ask you: How many calories and fat in a serving (one cup) of homemade potato salad?

A) 120 cal, 10 g of fat
B) 256 cal, 18g of fat
C) 358 cal, 21 g of fat
D) 567 cal, 36 g of fat

The answer is C) 358 cal, 21 g of fat. Which is not too bad, as long as you stick to one serving and don't over-indulge on the other things, such as cakes, drinks, etc. And here's a calorie-reduced potato salad recipe!

Guilt-Free Potato Salad Recipe

  • 1 1/2 pounds red skinned potatoes potatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 ounce bacon -- cooked, fat drained and crumbled
  • 3 egg whites, boiled and coarsely chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup celery, chopped
  • 2 dill pickles, chopped
  • 1 cup fat-free plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • salt to taste
  • fresh ground pepper to taste

In large saucepan, place potatoes in enough water to cover, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and cook until potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork. Drain and place in a large bowl.

Add all remaining ingredients while potatoes are still warm and gently mix together. Refrigerate 1-2 hours to allow flavors to blend.

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