Potatoes are highly nutritious, packed full of fiber, vitamin B6 and C, potassium, and magnesium. The best part is, it has zero fat and cholesterol. It’s simply a rich addition to any meal. They are so versatile; you can hardly go wrong with them. The question isn’t the wonderful and delicious meals you get to make, but if those meals are good for you. Yes! Potatoes are healthy and good for you. All the extra greasy things you eat with it may not be. Looking for a way to do things, right? Bake healthy potatoes! Read on, let’s walk you through how to bake a potato and to do it the healthy way.
As earlier mentioned, you can’t go wrong with potatoes. Cooked, fried, or baked, the outcome is always great. If you want to focus on eating healthy, then the way to do so is to bake your potatoes. When baking potatoes, do so without peeling the skin. This process reduces the loss of nutrients. The baked potatoes can be served with fillings, or the fluffy Interior added to other dishes.
Here’s how to bake a potato everyone won’t stop talking about:
- Ready the ingredients
○ Russet Potatoes: Although any potato can be baked, Russet potatoes are highly recommended because their high starched insides are fluffy. Its thick skin is also an advantage because when baked, it comes out crisp.
○ Olive or Avocado oil: To bake a healthy potato, skip the butter and opt for an olive or avocado oil.
○ Salt and Black Pepper: Kosher salt makes the potato even more crispy. You’ll need black pepper for seasoning the potato.
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
- Prep the Potatoes
Wash the potatoes well and pat dry. Use a fork to poke the potatoes, creating small holes around it. Place the potatoes on a baking sheet and brush with oil. Sprinkle the kosher salt liberally on it.
Place them in the oven to bake for 45-60minutes until it feels tender so that it is easily pierced through with a fork, and the skins are crispy.
- Slice open and Squeeze:
When the potatoes are baked, let them cool for a few minutes before slicing open. Squeeze on both sides to open it up, fluff the inside with a fork and add the black pepper and other seasonings or fillings you’d like.
You no longer have to worry about how to bake a potato. Follow the steps above for a healthy baked potato. Make it healthy, use healthy ingredients!