12 September 2012

baked potato salad {with protein!}

there is a little store down the road from us that sells the best baked potato salad ever.
but, y'all know i have to be careful with the carb intake, and i try to eat a lot of protein everyday as well to help my blood sugars stay nice and flat.

so, i decided to mix up my own concoction using greek yogurt (for the protein @ 18g/cup) instead of sour cream, and it turned out pretty good!

{this yielded enough for me and Anj to have a nice size "serving" for supper and then lunch the next day}
here's what you need:

1 cup plain 10% fat greek yogurt (you can choose the 1% fat, or the 10%. i chose the 10% because let's face it, fat is important to the taste of good potato salad)

1/2 c. mayonnaise (i used duke's light, just because we always do)

2 tbsp. ranch dressing

5 small potatoes or equivalent

3 strips bacon fried extra crisp

1/4 c. red onion diced supa fine

about 1/5 stick of butter melted

salt & pepper

here's what you do:
peel and boil potatoes
(i cut mine down to about the size of an orange slice first)
strain them, and put in fridge to cool down before mixing in any ingredients

meanwhile ... 

go ahead and mix yogurt, mayo, ranch, and melted butter

fry bacon and cut into small bits

dice your onion

once potatoes have cooled down ...

mix the yogurt, mayo, ranch, butter in with the potatoes

add salt and pepper



now add bacon and onions

taste again.

adjust, adding more salt/pepper if needed

the end.

in my humble opinion, it tastes best the next day after sittin in the fridge overnight.




Tracy said...

Make me some!!

Christa Waldrop said...

This looks like a great recipe! Thanks for sharing! My mom is diabetic, so she watches her carbs/protein, too. I am going to have to tell her about this one.

lil desiqua said...

Oooh this sounds delicious! Never thought to add in bacon... silly me. By the way, I nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award!