Those who are calorie conscious always seem to freak out when it comes to potatoes. Really when it boils or rather bakes down they are quite nutritious and with the right topping delicious. As you can see from the pictures below they really don’t have that many calories. I find with vegetables one potato is enough with any of those fillings or with Protein like a steak or chicken or fish.
My Source is Verywellfit.com and quite a good read if you are interested.
A Potato is a great add-on to your meal in the evening or lunch especially if you are looking at losing weight. It is filling and sticks to your ribs as my Mum used to say.
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Medium Baked Potato – 150 calories
Medium Baked Potato With Butter: 250 Calories
Medium Baked Potato With Sour Cream: 210 Calories
Medium Twice Baked Potato: 160 Calories
Medium Baked Potato With Cheese Sauce and Broccoli: 400 Calories
Medium Baked Potato With Chili: 225 Calories
Medium Baked Potato With Baked Beans: 250 Calories
Medium Baked Potato With Tuna and Mayo: 275 Calories
Medium Baked Potato With Cottage Cheese, Ham, and Pineapple: 300 Calories
Medium Baked Potato and Salsa: 190 Calories
This is rather interesting as for dieters potatoes get a bad rap. Maybe in some cases the starch is good for you. I always say anything in moderation can not be too bad for you.
Now I love peas, they are my favorite vege. When I was at Bermagui (Australia) last week we had lunch at a restaurant called “Octopii”. My niece Donna and I had ‘Fish Pot Pie’ and with this pie was mashed potato and this creamy mushy peas. It was delicious and I made it with our shepard’s pie last night. Mine was a little more liquid than theirs but I think I over cooked the peas. You really should make sure you boil the water first then add the peas for only 3 min and no longer. Next time I do it I think I would roll them out on a paper towel to get as much of the water off the peas as I could.
Anyway here is the recipe. Hope you enjoy.
345g frozen peas
4 tablespoons cream
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Preparation:5min › Cook:10min › Ready in:15min
Bring a shallow pot of lightly salted water to the boil over medium high heat. Add peas and cook for 3 minutes or until tender.
Drain peas and transfer to a blender or large food processor. Add cream, butter, salt and pepper and process until blended but still thick with small pieces of peas. Adjust seasonings to taste, and serve immediately.
Very simple and easy.
This looks yummy. Think I am going to try it tonight for dinner.
What You’ll Need:
2 Baking Potatoes
1 cup cheddar, grated
1/4 cup crispy Bacon +
chives, finely chopped
How You Make It:
Cut the (very) top and bottom off the potato. Stand it on one end, then cut a triangle out of the top of the cut potato to reveal a little well. Cut wedges in the potato without cutting all the way through. Cover in oil and sprinkle with salt. Bake for 1 hr at 370 fahrenheit.
Load with cheese and pop back in the oven for 10 minutes.
Dress with bacon, ranch and chives.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
1.Start with your chips. Like I said – the original idea was to use Poore Brothers Parmesan Garlic potato chips, but these Cheddar & Sour Cream chips had an excellent flavor too!
2. For 2 servings, crush 3 cups potato chips in a bag with a rolling pin or your hands, or use a food processor. Place the crumbs into a shallow dish or bowl.
3. Next, pat dry 2 chicken breasts then season lightly on both sides with salt & pepper. Most chips have a lot of salt on them already, but you’ll miss the flavor if you skip this step.
4. Cut the chicken into 4 or 5 strips. You could also use chicken tenders for this!
5. Layout the chicken and chip crumbs next to a shallow dish with 1 egg whisked with 1 Tablespoon milk (could use water) and a nonstick-sprayed, foil-lined baking sheet.
6. Dunk the chicken into the egg mixture then roll in the chip crumbs and place on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes, flipping once, and you’re done! Easy.
7. I think a dunkable dip is a must for chicken fingers, and a honey mustard sauce sounded like it’d be really yummy with the cheddar & sour cream flavor of the chips.
8. All I did was stir together 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt with 2 Tablespoons yellow mustard, 1-1/2 Tablespoons dijon mustard and 2 Tablespoons honey until smooth.
Source: Iowa Girl Eats
1. Use cupcake cases to cover drinks glasses in the summer and prevent flies from dropping in. I need to do this with my wine glass because you can be sure, if you are outside and you need to go do something when you come back there is a fly in your red wine. They love it.
2. Use bulldog clips to keep stacked bottles in place in the fridge
3. Another way to clean a chopping board is to cover liberally with
Kosher salt and leave overnight. Scrape off with a cloth in the
morning to find the salt has absorbed all moisture to leave your board clean and dry.
4. This has to be the simplest way to open those annoying blister packs!
5. Use a cut potato to easily remove a broken light bulb
6. Use chalk to remove grease stains from clothes. Simply rub white
chalk on the affected area and wash as normal – the chalk will absorb
the grease and be washed away in the cycle.