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In love with baked potatoes but not always able to turn out a great one? Or no time to wait... and wait... Here's help.
Potatoes are starch (carbs!) but can still be a part of a healthy diet, eaten in moderation in combination with proteins and veggies. They contain vitamins and minerals. But watch the toppings! If you are sautéing meat, you can drain off the fat and make an un-thickened pan gravy by adding water. Or when preparing a dish with a low fat or fat free sauce, that can serve as topping too. Low fat or fat free sour cream, perhaps jazzed up ahead of time with some minced or dried dill, minced green onions or dried onion flakes, is great. Even "lite" margarine with no hydrogenated or trans-fats, such as Smart Balance, doesn't add too many calories when used sparingly. You can even drizzle the potato with a little good olive oil. A grinding of black pepper makes up for a lot of the fat generally used as dressing, too.
Still worried about calories? Enjoy, then take a stroll after dinner to burn them off.
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