Family Sized Potato Salad

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Home cooks do not need to be convinced of the superiority of home cooked recipes. The nutritional benefits of potatoes are worth knowing about. Did you know that 1 large baked potato has 63% of the daily recommended intake of Vitamin C? It also has about 6 grams of fiber (important for digestion and many other things), and about 46% of an average persons daily potassium needs! According to the Environment Working Group Food Scores, most store bought, pre-packaged potato salad recipes do not rank that well on the health list and certainly lose some of their nutritional benefits during processing. You can see from the EWG analysis that most store bought varieties that have been analyzed have moderate processing concerns which can mean that they have more artificial ingredients, more ingredients that have been significantly modified from it's whole food original form, and just more ingredients overall than if you were to make it at home. This is a delicious homemade potato salad recipe that is perfect for large family gatherings and we hope that you love it as much as our family does! Feel free to use the printable recipe as a base and change it up to suit your own personal tastes and preferences.

Out of interest - a typical ingredient list of store bought potato salad looks like this:

Ingredients from some STORE BOUGHT Packaged Potato Salads.

POTATOES, MAYONNAISE (SOYBEAN OIL, WATER, EGG YOLKS, VINEGAR, HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, SALT, SPICE, CALCIUM DISODIUM EDTA TO PROTECT FLAVOR), HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, CELERY, SWEET PICKLES (CURED CUCUMBERS, HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, VINEGAR, SALT, XANTHAN GUM, SODIUM BENZOATE, NATURAL FLAVORING, POLYSORBATE 80, CALCIUM CHLORIDE), MUSTARD (WATER, VINEGAR, MUSTARD SEED, SALT, SUGAR, SOYBEAN OIL, TURMERIC, ANNATTO, GARLIC, SPICES, XANTHAN GUM, CALCIUM DISODIUM EDTA; RETAINS PRODUCT FRESHNESS, NATURAL FLAVOR, CITRIC ACID), ONION, WATER, SALT, BELL PEPPER, VINEGAR, MODIFIED CORN STARCH, SPICE, POTASSIUM SORBATE AND SODIUM BENZOATE TO PROTECT FLAVOR, XANTHAN GUM, ANNATTO COLOR.

Do you know all of what you are consuming? If you are not a label reader already, it is a very good idea to start to read labels and learn what is in the food you are eating and feeding to your family.

Nutrition Facts of Family Sized Potato Salad Recipe by Grandmother's Kitchen

Ingredients: Potatoes, eggs, celery, radishes, mayonnaise, mustard, salt and pepper.
* The entire recipe has been calculated for 8 servings.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
* Per Serving Calories 350, Calories from Fat 142, Total Fat 15.8g 24%, Saturated Fat 2.9g 15%, Cholesterol 171mg 57%, Sodium 292mg 12%, Potassium 995mg 28%, Carbohydrates 43.0g 14%, Dietary Fiber 6.1g 24%, Sugars 5.2g, Protein 10.7g, Vitamin A 7%, Vitamin C 72%, Calcium 8%,Iron 14%

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