What does a dietitian eat for dinner? Potato Salad?

 In Food, Fresh ideas for entertaining and recipe modification

We continue to get asked at Nutted Out Nutrition for more examples of how we eat- is it really all lettuce leaves as people think?

Absolutely right?

One of our most popular posts last year was on how Nutted Out Nutrition’s dietitian, Melissa, talked about how pasta bake makes a regular appearance in her repertoire of dinners- so many people couldn’t believe it could be included as part of health eating.

At Nutted Out Nutrition we are all about helping people understand what they can eat, not what they can’t eat.

Lets look again- what does a dietitian eat for dinner?

So in celebrating the warmer evenings during summer, I thought I would share with you a dish I have served up sometimes for a summer barbeque; and a dish that many people automatically think is bad for us! Potato Salad!

And in many cases, yes I wouldn’t choose a potato salad such as bought from a deli or at a restaurant as many times it can be a heavy dish with a lot of cream based dressing and kilojoule heavy toppings such as bacon and cheese. It can also be lacking in vegetables (obviously other than the humble potato).

However here is my version, which is a firm family favourite in our house!

  • Potato
  • Grated carrot
  • Celery
  • Chives and spring onion
  • Small amount of mayonnaise
  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Lemon juice
  • Eggs
  • Small amount bacon eye (dry fry until crispy)

You can see that this is not a gluggy, potato mess – but a a light, fresh side dish.

Remember at Nutted Out Nutrition we are all about what you can eat- not what you cant eat.

So why not book an appointment with us to learn more about how you can eat well, enjoy foods, be your healthiest but most of all- enjoy life and have no more food anxiety!

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