Friday, August 27, 2010

Quick Organic Stuffed Baked Potatoes--Luscious for Lunch

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Stuffed Baked Potato
Makes a Luscious Lunch
It's not uncommon for me to get a letter from a reader looking for recipes, but this latest one asked for lunch ideas. Why had I not thought of that unique problem before? When we're away from home, we're often surrounded by restaurants and fast food joints. How are we to eat healthy, much less organic?

Here's a quick idea that you can pull off with the office microwave. It's one of my favorite quick lunch at home solutions, but works well away too. You can pack the ingredients (some of which may be leftovers, so you're saving more money too) in a small cooler or lunch box and prepare this quickly at work.

Organic Stuffed Baked Potatoes

Ingredients:
  • 1 med. Organic potato, leftover baked or raw
  • 1/2 cup cooked, leftover organic broccoli (or other veggies of your choice)
  • 1 whole organic green onion, sliced
  • 2 Tablespoon organic butter, sliced into thin slivers (optional)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 slices of organic sharp cheddar cheese
Instructions:
  1. If your potato is raw, wash, pierce each end, and bake for 5 minutes in the microwave, adding one minute at a time until tender.
  2. Slice potato in half lengthwise, lay open, and use a fork to score the insides.
  3. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Layer the slivers of butter over the potato.
  5. Add broccoli and green onions.
  6. Cover with slices of cheddar.
  7. Microwave on high for 2-3 minutes, depending on whether your potato is already hot. Check for temp and add an additional minute if needed.
  8. Enjoy!
Don't forget to eat the skin, as it is highly nutritious and adds extra fiber to your diet. Happy lunching.

Did you know: Potatoes are one of the vegetables known to absorb and hold more toxins, making it extra important that you choose organic for this vegetable. 

The more you know, 
the more you eat organic.
© copyright Carrie Boyko, all rights reserved
© copyright Carrie Boyko, all rights reserved

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