Healthy Loaded Baked Potato

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October 15, 2012 by tayim

Baked potatoes have long been touted as a healthy alternative to fries – and they are.  But why should you make it so loaded that it becomes worse than fries (bacon, sour cream, cheddar cheese anyone)?  Here is my recipe for a still-indulgent, still a little loaded, sorta-loaded baked potato.

Sorta Loaded Baked Potato

Ingredients

Baked or Boiled Potato

Frozen Spinach

Butter

Salt, Pepper & Seasoning

Instructions

Defrost and heat your spinach – leaf spinach is much better for this recipe.  Place your hot and cooked potato on the spinach and tear it open.  Slather with butter, sprinkle with salt, pepper and seasoning (I use Old Bay) and enjoy!

Butter TIP: For most people, butter is a healthy fat when consumed moderately.  The presence of butter in dishes has consistently been shown to lower the glycemic index of carbohydrates (more than any other fat).  The fats in butter also help digest the vitamins in vegetables and offer benefits of their own like Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Vitamin K and Vitamin E.  When paired with a high GI starch like potatoes, butter mitigates the effects of the carbohydrates – and tastes good:)

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