9. Loaded baked potato
If you pack a baked potato with high-quality toppers, it can be a healthy meal that only takes 10 minutes to whip up. This version uses high-protein cottage cheese along with antioxidant-packed spinach and marinara sauce.
Skill level: Beginner
Start to Finish: 10 minutes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
1 medium baking potato
½ cup low-fat cottage cheese
1 cup baby spinach
¼ cup marinara sauce
1 tablespoon mozzarella cheese
1. Pierce potato several times with a fork. Microwave for 4 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, stir together cottage cheese, baby spinach, and marinara sauce.
3. Slice the potato open, stuff with cottage cheese mixture, and sprinkle with cheese. For an Italian flare, sprinkle a dash each of dried oregano and basil.
4. Then microwave 1 minute more until heated through
Nutrition Information (per serving)
Calories: 300; Total Fat: 3.5 grams; Saturated Fat: 2 grams; Protein: 20 grams: Carbohydrates: 50 grams; Fiber: 6 grams; Sodium: 770 milligrams
Recipe and photo by Sarah-Jane Bedwell, R.D., L.D.N., Host of Cooking with Sarah-Jane.
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