Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Ten Minute Meal: Veggie Baked Potato

Oh, the modest potato. Bland, brown, lacking in most vital nutrients except for in the skin. The potato isn't going to win awards for beauty any time soon.

But it makes an awesome lunch!

Veggie Baked Potato:
1 potato per person
1 handful of broccoli
1 medium carrot (6-8 inches long)
1/4 cup grated cheddar cheese
1 heaping tbspn sour cream
2 green onions -or- 4 chives
Carnivore Addition: 2 slices of bacon fully cooked and diced -or- 1/4 cup diced ham

1. Stab your well-scrubbed potato with your fork a few times. Be mean. Get the anger out. Then toss the potato on a plate and microwave for 5-8 minutes (7-10 for large potatoes)

2. While the potato cooks wash your veggies. Shred the carrot. Chop the broccoli fine. Cut the green onion or chives into small pieces.

3. Mix the shredded carrot and grated cheese together.

4. Take baked potato out of the microwave and cut in half. Layer on the cheese and carrots.

5. Add dollop of sour cream.

6. Top with broccoli and green onion. Add the bacon is you're a carnivore.

7. Add a healthy drink like ice water or cranberry juice and you have a well rounded meal in ten minutes or less. Enjoy!

Oh, yes, there's a potato under there. It's just conveniently buried under a salad. Warm, tasty, nutritious, and quick. That's all I want in a meal.

1 comment:

Yunaleska said...

Definitely one to try out sometimes I find cheese doesn't always melt on its own so one suggestion could be put it on potato the zap in el micro. Mmmm now I want to eat this! Can get a variety of taste by using dfferent cheeses. *has tasty ideasfor meals now* thank you!

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