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Sweet Potato Salad

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My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

Calories 208
Protein 5g
Fat 5g
Carbs 37g
Total Time

If you’re grilling out this summer or just looking for a side dish for your weekly meal prep, try this “lighter” taste of the South! This Sweet Potato Salad will have your guests going for seconds while also feeding your body (and hard earned muscles) in a much more nutritious way than the traditional version.

To reduce calories, we’re swapping regular mayo with lite safflower mayo, which has less saturated fat, as well as adding Greek yogurt so you get a creamy boost of protein as well.

One of my favorite healthy dishes during the summer are the different types of salads. Today’s salad recipe is sweet potato salad with red bell pepper, celery and onions.

You can make roasted sweet potatoes, but I will boil them now. First, cook sweet potatoes, boil them for at least 12 minutes. Strain the potatoes and let them cool down.

In a bowl, mix together safflower mayo, 2% greek yogurt, dijon mustard, smoked paprika, cumin, fresh orange juice, fresh rosemary and turmeric. Season to taste with sea salt and pepper or any other spices if you want to make it your own.

In a large separated bowl, add chopped sweet potato, veggies and top with the previously made sauce. Gently fold all the ingredients together.

Place at the fridge for at least 30 minutes before serving so all the flavors come together.

Serve, garnish and enjoy! That’s it! It simple and delicious. Also, this salad is a great combo with any source of protein. It’s great with chicken, pork or fish.

Approximate macros for 1 of 6 servings are only 208 calories, low in fat and sugars.

Don’t forget to share with us how it went for you. Comment below if you have your own sweet potato salad recipe.

Have a good day, fit foodies!

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Sweet Potato Salad

Ingredients
  • 3 large sweet potatoes (~900g)
  • 1 red bell pepper (diced)
  • 2 celery stalks (chopped)
  • 1/2 medium red onion (diced)
  • Sauce:
    • 1/4 cup safflower mayo
    • 2 heaping tablespoons 2% greek yogurt
    • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
    • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
    • pinches of cumin (to taste)
    • fresh orange juice (squeeze juice from a half an orange)
    • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary (optional)
    • pinch of turmeric (optional)
    • sea salt & pepper to taste
  • Garnish:
    • fresh chopped green onion
    • 1/2  cup goat cheese crumble (or just to taste)
Steps
  1. Peel the sweet potatoes, then boil them until tender, about 12-15 minutes. Strain the potatoes and let them cool down to just about room temperature (can be warmer).
  2. In a bowl, mix together the ingredients for the sauce and season to taste with sea salt & pepper (or other spices if you want to make it your own).
  3. Chop the sweet potato into chunks.
  4. In a large bowl, add the sweet potato and chopped veggies and top with the sauce.  Gently fold the ingredients together using a spatula.
  5. Serve warm or chilled.  I recommend covering the salad and placing it the fridge for at least 30 minutes before serving so all the flavors come together.

Approximate macros for 1 of 6 servings:

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Calories
208
Protein
5g
Fat
5g
Carbs
37g
Sodium
-
Fiber
6g
Sugar
9g