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My Healthified Potato "Olivieh" Salad

Mahilig ka ba sa potato salad? Pero nagdadalawang isip ka na kumain nito dahil baka over the top sa calories, fat at cholesterol?

Alam nyo mga friends, isa sa mga naging hobbies ko relating to my profession ay ang pag-recreate ng mga traditional recipes to make them a little bit healthier by:

  1. reducing its calories OR

  2. reducing its fat and/or cholesterol content OR

  3. modulating its carbohydrate content OR

  4. increasing and improving the quality of its protein content

all of which of course without sacrificing the TASTE AND QUALITY of the dish.

At kung katulad ko kayo na love na love ang potato salad, panoorin nyo ang video na ito para makita ang aking "rendition" on how I healthi-fied this comfort food.

Having this carb-controlled potato-based meal especially during this “work from home” era can help keep you energized because:

  1. potatoes are filling: potatoes are one of the most filling foods available (1). Because of its larger food volume (compared to other carbohydrate-rich foods), it helps give the feeling of satisfaction after a meal.

  2. potatoes are nutrient dense: with skin-on, it provides potassium, vitamin B6, vitamin C, iron, and fiber. Potatoes also contain anti-oxidants like carotenoids, anthocyanin, chlorogenic and caffeic acids (2)

  3. potatoes are generally cost-effective: as a meal, potatoes can replace other carbohydrate foods such as rice, pasta, or breads. With the nutrient density and level of satisfaction it provides, smaller portions can be consumed.

  4. potatoes can help in weight management: with only 110 calories per medium-size serving, having potato based meal can definitely fit into any weight maintenance/management nutrition program, which is an important aspect for me as a nutrition coach

I hope you’ll try this recipe and let me know if you like it!

References: 1. PMID: 7498104 2. PMID: 30441846

Full disclosure: This post was sponsored by Potatoes USA-Philippines but all opinions stated above are my own.

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