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…another healthy cooking recipe from the Quick & Healthy Cookbooks

The vinegar adds a special tang to this flavorful potato salad. This recipe also works well in diabetic menus.

1 pound potatoes, not peeled (about 4 cups, cubed) 3/4 cup chopped onion
1/2 teaspoon celery seeds
1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
3/4 cup water
2 tablespoons unbleached all-purpose flour
1/3 cup cider vinegar
1 tablespoon granulated sugar or the equivalent in artificial sweetener
1/4 cup bacon-flavor soy bits

Scrub potatoes and cube. Place in medium saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 12 minutes or until potatoes area done. Drain.

Spray a skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Saute onions until done. Add celery seed, salt (optional) pepper, and water. Simmer on low..

In a covered container, shake flour with vinegar to prevent lumps. Add to onions and cook, stirring constantly, until bubbly and thickened. Add suger or artificial sweetener and stir. Carefully stir in potatoes. Serve hot, sprinkled with bacon bits.

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Makes 4 cups
8 servings

Each Serving
1/2 cup

Carb Servings

1 starch
Nutrient Analysis
calories 100
total fat 1g
saturated fat 0g
cholesterol 0mg
sodium 88mg
total carbohydrate 20g
dietary fiber 2g
sugars 3g
protein 3g

Source: Quick & Healthy Volume II, 2ndd Edition, ©2009 Brenda J. Ponichtera, R.D, Published by Small Steps Press, publishing health conscious books for the general population, a division of the American Diabetes Association; retail $18.95; to order call 1-800-232-6733 Or ORDER NOW

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Recipe updated April 1, 2015

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