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Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Lactose
This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

Sodium
This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
No specific GERD triggers.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.

 

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I do love baked potatoes. They're so simple but so many different ways to cook them. The main decision is whether to wrap or not. Foil traps the moisture and the potato steams along with baking making for a moister flesh. I prefer to not wrap potatoes and bake them unwrapped. The skin turns out crispy and the flesh fluffier I feel.

Idaho potatoes are the best for baking. You can bake waxy potatoes like Yukon gold or red potatoes but they will not have the same fluffiness as Idahos. If you are in a hurry, the microwave will cook your potato but these dry out too much. You can cook it for 2 minutes on high prior to putting the potato in the oven and it will preheat the potato and shorten the cooking time by about 10 minutes. Of course, the Nutrition Facts don't include what you put on top of your potato. Loading it down with butter will add a lot of calories. I like a little bit of salt and pepper with sour cream and maybe some grated cheddar cheese.

Fiber

Fiber is not one particular food but the part of plant foods that your body can't digest: what your grandma called roughage. She might have thought of getting more roughage as eating more greens and beans but there's so many other great sources of fiber.

Technically fiber is a carbohydrate, but it is not absorbed into the body like other carbs because humans don't have the enzymes to break them down. As a result, foods that are high in fiber are generally lower in calories.

Most people need to increase the amount of dietary fiber in their diet. The average American only eats foods with 10 - 15 grams of fiber per day, but 25 - 30 grams is optimum. More 


 

Plain Baked Potato



Servings = 1 | Serving size =1 6 ounce potato

Cooking Time = 45 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.

This recipe does not make very good leftovers.

1 6 ounce Idaho potato

Preheat the oven to 325F.

Scrub the potato and place in the oven. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes until the potato gives slightly when you squeeze it.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = 1 6 ounce potato

Servings = 1

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Amount Per Serving

Calories 156 Calories from Fat 2
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 0g 0%
    Saturated Fat 0g 0%
    Monounsaturated Fat 0g  
    Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 17mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 36g 12%
    Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
    Sugars 2g  
Protein 4g  
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 27%
Calcium 3% Iron 10%
Vitamin K 3 mcg Potassium 899 mg
Magnesium 47 mg