Baked Potato Never Looked So Healthy!
When you think of a baked potato, what comes to mind?
A high carb, high fat side dish loaded with sour cream or butter that you must avoid?
If so, it’s time to rethink that. If you bake a potato in the following way, you can certainly include it into your normal diet plan.
While baked potatoes are definitely a very carb-rich food, if you have an active day planned or are gearing up for a workout (or just finished one), it can actually be an excellent choice.
Of course, if you want to make it even healthier, opt for a baked sweet potato, rather than plain.
Sweet potatoes are lower on the GI index than russet potatoes are so will not have the same blood glucose spiking effects on your body.
This particular recipe pairs a baked potato with some cottage cheese and toppings, giving you some protein to balance out the carbs.
Sugar Free – Yes
Gluten Free –Yes
Dairy Free – No
Grain Free – Yes
Protein – High
Carbs – High
Fats – Low
Gourmet Baked Potato
1 large russet potato
¼ cup low fat cottage cheese
1 large egg white
1 tbsp. freshly chopped dill
juice of a lemon
salt and pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celcius and then slice the potato and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until done.
Once finished, let stand for a few minutes. Scoop of the potato from the skin. In a food processor, mix together the cottage cheese and egg white.
To this, add the baked potato, chives, dill, lemon juice, and salt and pepper.
Pulse-blend until mixture is combined and then transfer this back into the potato skin. Bake this for another 15 minutes.
Remove and top with a light sprinkling of Parmesan cheesed and then place under the broiler for 3-4 minutes.