Which is a Healthier Side Dish: Potato Salad or Pasta Salad?
Typical pasta salad is a calorie landmine—1 cup can have as much as 450 calories! And that’s for a side dish! Not to mention a considerable amount of fat (18 grams) and saturated fat (3 grams)—that’s 27% and 19% of the recommended daily limit on a 2,000-calorie diet, respectively. Sure, it may have some vegetables in it (maybe about ¼ cup), but it mostly comes down to white pasta and loads of mayo.
So, it’s not looking so good for pasta salad as the healthier choice…let’s see about potato salad.