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Old 08-27-2007, 01:34 PM   #1
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We usually have baked potatoes a couple of times a week and I used to loaded 'em up with butter and sour cream. (kind of helps explain my hips )I was good this weekend and opted for a little salsa on it instead. Hmm. There must be something better. Also, I am definately not a fan of fat free dressings. Any suggestions?
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Old 08-27-2007, 01:43 PM   #2
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Yeah, don't eat em.

But seriously, I have limited myself to potatoes once a week. We will have mashed potatoes generally on sundays and I have 1 cup, that's it. Once in a while I make the recipe on the lipton package for lipton onion potatoes, I make it with olive oil instead.

Can't remember how many cals that is though and it is only an occasional treat plus lots of sodium. *sigh*
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Old 08-27-2007, 01:44 PM   #3
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How about 1 tablespoon of your regular dressing, or of a "lite", but not ff, dressing? Or you can try a sprinkle of Molly McButter, and a tablespoon of sour cream for about 30 calories. Daisy brand regular sour cream is 2 T for 60 calories. It's all about portion control, right? Hope you find something that works!
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Old 08-27-2007, 02:05 PM   #4
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Well...this is more of a main dish or a lunch than a side dish, but I've been DYING to share this one....

I make my baked potatoes with 1/2 cup FF refried beans, 1 oz(less?) Velveeta Light, and salsa....I think it was called a potato bomb, and it totally fills you up. I had that with a cuppa soup for lunch and feel full for a LONG time.
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Old 08-27-2007, 02:34 PM   #5
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I like chili cheese baked potatoes. Low fat chili and small amount of cheese.

Also I use the I cant believe its not butter sprays on mine. I think its something crazy like 10 calories for 12.5 sprays.

Apparently when listed a food product does not have to say it has any calories if its actual calorie count has less than 5 actual calories.

That's why you see some funky portion sizes for lots of 0 cal foods
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For baked potatoes, I like to steam cauliflower, broccoli, zucchini and baby carrots, put it in the baked potato and then cover with a low fat marinara.

I usually opt for sweet potatoes - better for you and taste so good plain! I just bake them 1 hour+ so they are really really really soft and mash them with my fork.
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First I like to use the Yukon Gold Potatoes because they have a slight butter tast and are very creamy when baked. I liked to mash them up and sprinkle hot sauce on them (just enough to give them a kick) and then spread about 1 T of Lite Sour Cream on top. Oh heaven!
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A laughing cow garlic and herb cheese wedge is only 35 calories and delicious when mashed up with a baked potato!
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I second the laughing cow cheese wedges. Other things I sometimes put on mine: fat free plain greek yogurt (tastes like sour cream but much richer and creamier), chives, a sprinkle of bacon bits, fat free feta, ketchup, hot sauce, sprinkle butter flavoring (I don't know what it's actually called but it's made to sprinkle on your popcorn and you can find it in the microwave popcorn section of the grocery store, only has around 5 calories per tablespoon).
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I just do low-fat sour cream with chives and parsley stirred in, and a bunch of Brummel and Brown yogurt margarine. Yum!
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I say the lite or fat free tillamook sour cream are the best, get the light if you don't like the idea of the fat free. They really do make the sour cream good even if you don't normally like "fat free" versions (like me). Then I carefully measure everything out, my sour cream and sharp (more flavor) cheese and then salt and pepper.
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Mmmmm... I love baked potatoes and eat them twice a week, minimum. I top them with Laughing Cow French Onion cheese wedges (30 cals/wedge), fat free sour cream, and lots of broccoli and cauliflower.
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Mmmmm... I love baked potatoes and eat them twice a week, minimum. I top them with Laughing Cow French Onion cheese wedges (30 cals/wedge), fat free sour cream, and lots of broccoli and cauliflower.
That sounds delicious. I love baked potatoes as well.

I like putting cottage cheese on mine. Might sound a little gross, but to me it's good. Cottage cheese, a few squirts of butter spray and a little salt & pepper and I'm happy.
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I think I must be boring but I had a grilled baked potato the other day and it was pretty good. I wrapped potatoes in foil and put them directly on the coals while grilling, flipping them a couple times during the process. I thought it didn't need anything on it and tasted good like it was.
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Yum! You're right Nelie, if you cook them in coals, all they need is margarine and salt and pepper. I like the margarine on them to moisten them up.

Potatoes are sooooooo good. I should eat them more.
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