Potatoes are a very nutritious and versatile food. Bake potatoes either in the oven or the microwave for a delicious snack at any time of day. Don’t forget to add in your child’s favourite raw or salad vegetables. If your child likes a ‘creamy’ topping use low-fat creme fraiche or greek style yogurt. Try some of these tasty fillings:
Use a food processor or grater to create shreds of carrot and white cabbage (which you can buy in quarters). Add a little mayonnaise and season with a little salt and black pepper.
Bean and Bacon
Heat baked beans and chopped tomato, mixed with lean, crisp, grilled bacon bits.
Heat finely chopped green pepper, mushroom and onion mixed with a spoonful of tomato pasta sauce. Top with low fat grated cheddar cheese and grill until melted.
Fill with shredded lettuce, chopped tomato and scallions and top with low fat grated cheese.
Tuna and Bacon
Mix a small tin of tuna and grilled lean bacon bits with scooped out potato and season to taste. Return mixture to potato skins. Season with a little salt or black pepper.
Recipes adapted from “101 Square Meals” – Mid Western Health Board and Limerick Money Advice & Budgeting Service Recipe Ideas
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