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jerzygal
04-08-2008, 01:57 PM
Hey ladies! I love baked potatoes but need some suggestions for enjoying them in a low fat way. Can you share your secrets?

thanks! :broc:

(also, is this the right forum?? ;))


angierue
04-08-2008, 02:03 PM
While I can't eat potatoes on my current plan, I can tell you what I used to do to make them a little "healthier".

First, use Parkay or I Can't Believe It's Not Butter spray. Also, use FF Sour Cream and FF Cheese. You can also top with various veggies or protein like Turkey Chili, grilled chicken, broccoli, mushrooms and onions, etc.

Enjoy one for me!!!

*2 months potato free! ;)

Glory87
04-08-2008, 02:04 PM
I like to add steamed vegetables (carrots, broccoli, zucchini) and then top with zesty marinara.


azmom
04-08-2008, 02:21 PM
ooooh, you need to try this!!
cut your baked potato in half and mush it up a little with a fork
sprinkle whatever seasoning you like, garlic salt, pepper various spices, dry onion soup mix, anything!
evenly spread 2% cootage cheese and top w/ grated parmasean
stick in the broiler for just a little bit
the cottage cheese will melt (like REAL cheese) and it is unbelievably yummy and extremely healthy and low-fat and low-cal!!

meowee
04-08-2008, 03:23 PM
A good tomato salsa.

ladybugnessa
04-08-2008, 03:29 PM
i eat sweet potatoes plain. love them.

I no longer eat white potatoes but when I did i added a bit of fat free plain yogurt and some tuna all mashed up and it was a meal!

KateB
04-08-2008, 03:43 PM
I am one of those weird people who have always loved a baked potato with out butter or sour cream...just salt n pepper...lots of pepper.

Same with salads...I have never wanted gobs of dressing. 1 tablespoon is enough unless it is a HUGE salad. Salad dressing is not what made me fat...the bacon, full fat cheese, croutons, etc definately contributed to the fat fact...but not dressing.

annie175
04-08-2008, 03:47 PM
I love mine with BBQ sauce.

momof4girls
04-08-2008, 03:52 PM
Im having baked potatoes tonight too. I am just added a couple tablespoons of Light sour creme and a tsp or butter. And salt. Yum yum!

gailr42
04-08-2008, 04:43 PM
I use a couple of spoons full of low-fat plain yogurt along with salt, pepper and some sliced scallion tops - I'd use chives if I had them.

full of grace
04-08-2008, 06:29 PM
Molly McButter sprinkles. Very low in calories and flavorful; sprinkle on right after splitting open the potato so the steam turns the powder into a bit of a melty fluff. Ranch flavor, cheese flavor, sour cream and chives flavor, whatever!

Of course, I'm totally craving a potato, reading this thread. And my "old way" too... real bacon, cheddar cheese, sour cream, real butter, chives, pepper... ah... the good ol' days (NOT).

When I was low-carbing, I learned how to make a cauliflower casserole that is exactly like (I'm not kidding, here) twice-baked potatoes with all of the cheese and bacon. It's delicious! But only for the low-carb'ers. Not the low-cal's or the low-fat'sers. ;)

Ah... again... the good ol' days.

NOT! (Stay grateful about your diet, Grace. Stay grateful about your diet, Grace.) Aaaaahhhh!

Ophelia924
04-08-2008, 06:36 PM
I pop my potato open or slice it up and top with fat free cheese and pop it back into the oven until the cheese is melted.

SCraver
04-09-2008, 04:51 PM
I like mine smashed... I have been making them with low sodium chicken broth instead of milk and butter. I found a garlic flavor broth... mmmm.

Experiment with spices - they can add al ot of flava w/o adding any calories/fat.

peachcake
04-09-2008, 05:26 PM
I add some I can't believe it's not butter spray and salt and pepper. That's all.

cbmare
04-09-2008, 07:22 PM
ooooh, you need to try this!!
cut your baked potato in half and mush it up a little with a fork
sprinkle whatever seasoning you like, garlic salt, pepper various spices, dry onion soup mix, anything!
evenly spread 2% cootage cheese and top w/ grated parmasean
stick in the broiler for just a little bit
the cottage cheese will melt (like REAL cheese) and it is unbelievably yummy and extremely healthy and low-fat and low-cal!!


This sounds really good! I'll be trying that. I've gone away from bakers because they are boring. What a neat idea here! Thanks!

azmom
04-09-2008, 07:38 PM
You will love it Mare! It is good with any kind of potatoes but especially with Yukon Gold or white rose! I have never tried it with sweet potatoes but I bet if you traded out the savory seasonings for cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice & stevia or splenda, it would be yummy too!

BlueToBlue
04-09-2008, 09:02 PM
I love non-fat cream cheese on my baked potatoes. I also never bother with white potatoes any more. Sweet potatoes have so much more flavor I can eat them plain or with just a little salt and pepper. Sometimes I mix a little cinnamon and brown sugar into the cream cheese, spread it on the the halved sweet potato, and pop it all back in the oven until it is melty.

Instead of cream cheese, sometimes I'll top my potato with salsa, chutney, or a seasoning blend (cajun, lemon pepper, Lawry's, etc.)

zenor77
04-09-2008, 09:33 PM
Salsa, chili, low cal salad dressings, ff yogurt & chives, etc. I also like them plain when cold with just a sprinkle of salt.

I used to go to a restaurant that served a baked potato with lots of steamed veggies and dressing of your choice. My choice was always the tahini dressing (very similar to Annie's Goddess dressing.) It was a meal in of itself and so yummy!

azmom
04-09-2008, 11:17 PM
Barbara, I never thought of putting non-fat cream cheese on a sweet potato but that sounds heavenly! Thanks for the tip!

CrazedLedZepFan
05-01-2008, 02:47 PM
ff ranch dressing.

BlueToBlue
05-02-2008, 03:15 AM
Barbara, I never thought of putting non-fat cream cheese on a sweet potato but that sounds heavenly! Thanks for the tip!

You'd be surprised how versatile non-fat cream cheese is. I go through a ton of it. In addition to the baked potatoes, I spread it on toast and muffins, stir it into polenta, make a dip for fruit by stirring sugar-free Torani or spenda and cinnamon into it, make cupcake or muffin frosting by mixing it with spenda (1 tbsp cream cheese per cupcake is plenty), add herbs or fruit to it to make a spread for sandwiches... the list goes on and on. Lately I have been stirring it into hot cereal (like oatmeal or oat bran); it makes the cereal nice and creamy.

Non-fat cream cheese can also be the base of some great pasta sauces. One version is to mix nonfat cream cheese with salsa and stir it into pasta. It sounds strange but it's really good. I got the idea from Trader Joe's; they were serving it at their tasting station one Sunday (so it's not just some crazy concoction I made up). Another version is to mix the cream cheese with Alouette light spreadable garlic and herb cheese and lemon juice (1 tbsp NF cream cheese + 1 tbsp Alouette cheese + 1/2 tbsp lemon juice = 1 serving and 40 calories). It's great stirred into pasta and topped with smoked salmon and scallions.