15 Healthy Dinners to Start 2015: Baked Potato Bar

IMG_1977I’ve talked before about how the hubby isn’t always a big fan of my attempts at “healthier cooking”.  So I’m always on the look out for easy ways to customize a dinner for each of our dietary preferences without having to cook two different things.

One of the easiest ways I’ve found to do this is to set up a DIY baked potato bar. I oven bake a large russet potato for each of us, then put out 8-10 different toppings we can use to dress up our potato.

I go for the healthy options: diced tomatoes, green onions, and salsa.  The hubby layers on shredded cheese, bacon, and sour cream.

Some other tasty options for toppings include:

  • Ranch dressing (or to be healthier, Ranch Dressing Mix)
  • Chili
  • Feta, goat, or blue cheeses
  • Mini pepperonis
  • Steamed broccoli
  • Black beans
  • Avocado/Guacamole
  • Grilled onions
  • Tzatziki sauce
  • Buffalo sauce

Any way you dress it up, it’s a simple tasty dinner that can be as healthy as you make it.


Author: Mrs. Millennial

I'm Whitney, writer of Mrs. Millennial. While I've got an advanced degree and a job in the tech industry, I'm usually happiest in my kitchen, garden, and home, or else on a crazy travel adventure. I hope you enjoy my recipes, home improvement tips, travel stories, musings, and more. You can also see what I'm up to in my professional life at whitneymagnuson.com Need to reach me? Shoot an email to whitney (dot) magnuson (at) gmail (dot) com.

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