Potato and Macaroni Salad and Cole Slaw Get Low-fat Makeovers!

Potato salad, macaroni salad and cole slaw are always crowd-pleasers, but let's face it -- they are also usually loaded with saturated fat. Never fear! We've decided to give these favorite recipes a healthy (but still delicious) low-fat makeover.

Broccoli Cole Slaw with Raisins
Serves 3-4

Pre-packaged broccoli slaw makes this healthy summer salad extra easy.

  • 1 pound pre-packaged broccoli cole slaw (regular cole slaw mix may be substituted)
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup low-fat milk
  • low-fat mayonnaise to bind

Combine ingredients in a bowl and add mayonnaise to bind according to taste. Keep chilled until ready to serve.

Low-Fat Basil Potato Salad
Serves 4-6

A delicious and yet easy potato salad with a low-fat twist.

  • 4 pounds red potatoes, cooked and sliced into quarters
  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 1 1.75-ounce jar of capers, drained
  • 1 cup low-fat mayonnaise

In a food processor or blender, chop basil leaves until finely minced. Add mayonnaise and process until mixed. Toss basil mayonnaise with other ingredients in a large bowl and keep chilled until ready to use.

Low-Fat Macaroni Salad
Serves 4-6

  • 1 16-ounce box of elbow macaroni, cooked and drained
  • 1 cup diced red pepper
  • 1/3 cup diced red onion
  • 1 cup celery
  • 2/3 cup cooked peas
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2/3 cup low-fat mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup low-fat milk
  • 1 teaspoon paprika

In a large bowl combine ingredients and keep chilled until ready to use.

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