A plain baked potato only has 160 calories with only 1% of calories from fat. They rate high in satiety, meaning they help fill you up, so you may eat less. Potatoes also contain proteinase inhibitors, which may suppress appetite. How you prepare a potato is important. So toss the sour cream and butter and top with a tasty 3-bean chili!

Not in the mood for chili and cheese? Try the baked potato with the Basic Cream Sauce, or guacamole, salsa, and chopped veggies.

Life and Health tip: Short on time? Poke holes in the potato and microwave on high for 6 minutes.



  • Scrub potatoes well.
  • Wrap in foil and bake at 400°F for approximately 1 hour or until soft.
  • Remove foil. Split potatoes with knife and top with Spicy 3-Bean Chili, Nacho Cheese-Style Sauce, and chopped green onions or any other veggies on hand.

Ready in about 60 minutes
Makes 6 servings

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