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Baked Potato & Kale Salad

Baked Potato and Kale Salad

Potatoes are my favourite. They are also one of my go-tos when I am cooking for someone who is nauseous from cancer treatment, well before we resort to toast and crackers (which is sometimes inevitable but temporary). I know better than to substitute cauliflower for the real deal (like in this really delicious, most of the time, Cauliflower No Potato Salad) in that crucial moment.

Baked Potato and Kale Salad

They are a little high on the glycemic index, which is why I think they get such a bad rap (their spin-offs, potato chips and French fries don’t help either). But if we leave the skins on (adding fiber) and serve them with some form of healthy fat (like the extra virgin olive oil in this dressing, fresh avocado or just a smear of extra virgin coconut oil), the overall glycemic load is lowered.

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Purple Potato Salad

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Potatoes are my favourite food, hands down. So how happy was I (also surprised) to learn that potatoes are actually valuable cancer crushers? They are chock full of potassium, a mineral that some natural cancer-fighting protocols have been designed around, and vitamin B6, which helps break down protein and supports red blood cell health. That’s right, potatoes are good for you.

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The problem with potatoes is how easily they can be led down the garden path. You will almost always find them peeled (goodbye fiber), fried (potato chips, French fries), or drowning in cream or mayo -potato salad being a good example of this. The word ‘salad’ used almost as loosely as when it is used for macaroni salad. Salad? Really? Let’s make the salad part of this potato salad as present as the potato part.

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