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Healthified Creamy Avocado Potato Salad

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50% less sat fat • 29% fewer calories than the original recipe. Want to boost calcium and protein in this yummy version of spud salad? Use the plain fat-free yogurt instead of the fat-free sour cream.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 30 min
  • Servings 16

Ingredients

2 1/2
pounds round white and/or red potatoes
1
cup low-fat mayonnaise or light salad dressing
1
carton (8 oz) fat-free sour cream or 1 cup Yoplait® plain fat-free yogurt
2
tablespoons fat-free milk
1
teaspoon seasoned pepper
1/4
teaspoon salt
3
hard-cooked eggs, peeled and chopped
3/4
cup sliced green onions
1/2
cup cubed reduced-fat cheddar cheese (2 ounces)
2
slices reduced-sodium bacon or turkey bacon, crisp-cooked and crumbled
Fat-free milk (optional)
1
avocado

Directions

  • 1 In a covered large saucepan, cook potatoes in a large amount of boiling water for 20 to 25 minutes or just until tender. Drain and cool. Cut potatoes into bite-size cubes.
  • 2 In a very large bowl, stir together mayonnaise, sour cream, the 2 tablespoons milk, the seasoned pepper, and salt. Gently stir in potato cubes, hard-cooked eggs, green onions, and cheese. Cover and chill for 2 to 24 hours. Cover and chill bacon separately.
  • 3 Stir salad. If salad seems dry, add 1 to 2 tablespoons additional milk. Tote salad and bacon in an insulated cooler with ice packs. To serve, seed, peel, and chop avocado; stir avocado and bacon into salad.

Nutrition Info

The Quick Take: Healthified

  • Calories Reduced By 70
  • Fat Reduced By 9g
  • Saturated Fat Reduced By 2 1/2g
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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Calories
170
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
50mg
50%;
Sodium
210mg
210%;
Total Carbohydrate
18g
18%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
5g
5%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
25%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Before After
2 1/2 pounds round white and/or red potatoes 2 1/2 pounds round white and/or red potatoes
1 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing 1 cup low-fat mayonnaise or light salad dressing
1 carton (8 oz) sour cream 1 carton (8 oz) fat-free sour cream or 1 cup Yoplait® plain fat-free yogurt
2 tablespoons whole milk 2 tablespoons fat-free milk
1 teaspoon seasoned salt 1 teaspoon seasoned pepper
1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/4 teaspoon salt
3 hard-cooked eggs, peeled and chopped 3 hard-cooked eggs, peeled and chopped
3/4 cup sliced green onions 3/4 cup sliced green onions
1/2 cup cubed cheddar cheese (2 ounces) 1/2 cup cubed reduced-fat cheddar cheese (2 ounces)
2 slices bacon, crisp-cooked and crumbled 2 slices reduced-sodium bacon or turkey bacon, crisp-cooked and crumbled
Whole milk (optional) Fat-free milk (optional)
1 avocado 1 avocado
Nutritional Highlights
Calories
 
 
240 (before)
170 (after)
Saturated Fat
 
 
5 g (before)
2 1/2 g (after)
Sodium
 
 
240 mg (before)
210 mg (after)
Total Fat
 
 
18 g (before)
9 g (after)

Ratings & Reviews

We calculated the nutrition of this recipe at the time it was created on 07/24/2012. NOTE: We do not include optional ingredients in our calculations. If concerned about gluten-free, non-dairy, vegetarian or vegan status, always read ingredient labels to make sure each recipe ingredient meets requirements. Products and ingredient sources can change.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Calories
170
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
50mg
50%;
Sodium
210mg
210%;
Total Carbohydrate
18g
18%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
5g
5%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
25%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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