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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Baked Potato

Of course you can always zap a potato in a microwave, but many people don't know what to do in order to legitimately "bake" a potato, so here it is!  I've included the microwave technique, too, in case you're a bit more pressed for time.  I haven't included toppings in the Weight Watchers points, but remember that all toppings will add fat and calories.  Your best bet is a light butter (I use Smart Balance Light) and about 1.5 oz of cheese.  That's a lot of cheese, but then you won't need sour cream or extra butter and you'll get healthy calcium instead of just fat!

Baked Potato in the Microwave
Kate Strickland
Servings: 1, Weight Watchers PointsPlus Value: 6

  • Potato
  1. Wash potato throroughly
  2. Stab potato multiple times with a fork all over
  3. Place in a microwave safe bowl and put in the center of your microwave tray
  4. Microwave for 6 mins
  5. Remove potato and slice it in half
  6. Microwave for 2-3 mins more
Baked Potato in the Oven
Andy Jennings
Servings: 1, Weight Watchers PointsPlus Value: 7

  • Potato
  • 1/2 tbsp crushed sea salt
  • 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  2. Wash potato thoroughly
  3. Stab potato multiple times with a fork all over
  4. Place in microwave for 10 mins
  5. Rub with oil and crushed sea salt (be careful- potato will be hot!)
  6. Bake in oven for 15 min at 425 degrees

Baked Potato from the oven with Blackened Chicken 

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