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.