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Low Calorie Toppings For Baked Potatoes


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Does anyone have any low calorie topping options for a baked potato? I find them very dry without loads of butter and but since they are a much better option than fries when eating out, I am willing to give them a try.

So what can I put on a baked potato that is low calorie and make them so they are not so dry?

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salsa

Wow. That was a fast response. LOL

Salsa sounds like a good idea. Can you generally order salsa at restaurants or is salsa more of an option when eating baked potatoes at home?

Try this lemon-garlic aioli: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/ Spicy-Lemon-and-Paprika-Aioli-107942

I used fat-free Miracle Whip so 1 tbsp of aioli = 20 cals! I didn't use the tomato paste though.

You could also use low-fat sour cream or plain yogurt with chives.

Greek Yogurt. I buy Fage 0% from Trader Joes. For seasoning I use Maggi seasoning, and add lean beef franks. Actually it's more of mashed potato thing, but at least yogurt would work on baked potato.

i think it depends on where you eat....but salsa can be found in restaurants, I second the fage yogurt--really good

I love cottage cheese on baked sweet potatoes, salsa, hot sauce, plain yogurt with garlic powder, onion powder and red pepper.

Mustard, cottage cheese, cream cheese, greek yoghurt, homemade salsa (or just salsa if you're eating out), tzatziki, hummus, piccalilli, ratitouille.

SmileThanks everyone for the great ideas.

You can make a balanced meal out of it by throwing in some chopped chicken and some 2% shredded cheese, and anything else that fancies you. 

I like to blend some cottage cheese with a little garlic and green onion on mine. I also do it on sweet potatoes.

low fat sour cream, chives, green onions, can't believe its not butter spray...fat free shredded cheddar cheese,....just had these the other night...yummy!!!

I love putting a laughing cow cheese wedge on a hot baked potato, usually than and a couple sprays of ICBINB...yum!

I like brocolli and low fat cheese....yum..like what you get from Wendy's.

See if you can find a container of Butter Buds to keep in your purse or to take with you when eating out.  You can also ask for low fat sour cream - some places have it, some don't.  If you use the butter buds instead of butter you will not get rid of the dryness but will get the butter flavor and it's 10 or so calories for a teaspoon (I think).  I was addicted to them but haven't had potatoes in a while so don't remember cc off the top of my head any more.  It's also really good on steamed veggies.  You can request that they not put butter or put it on the side and then sprinkle away.

pesto isn't that low-calorie, but it's delicious and a little goes a long way. sprinkle a little parmesan cheese on top- delicious :D

HUMMUS. AMAZING. It's one of my most favorite things and you can get it at most restaurants.

Original Post by skinnyogi:

HUMMUS. AMAZING. It's one of my most favorite things and you can get it at most restaurants.

 I know that this is going to sound stupid, but what is hummus? I have read other posters talking about it, but I honestly have no idea what it is. What does it taste like and what is in it?

i personally slather everything in ketchup (yes i'm weird!)

Original Post by keb1984:

Original Post by skinnyogi:

HUMMUS. AMAZING. It's one of my most favorite things and you can get it at most restaurants.

I know that this is going to sound stupid, but what is hummus? I have read other posters talking about it, but I honestly have no idea what it is. What does it taste like and what is in it?

Hummus is a chickpea based spread. It's usually made with chickpeas, taztiki sauce, garlic, a little bit of lemon juice and olive oil. Fairly healthy and super yummy. If you know what chickpeas taste like, hummus tastes like that except with a slightly sour (lemon and taztiki sauce) after taste and a hint of garlic. The more oil, the creamier it tastes.

Original Post by jenny8484:

i personally slather everything in ketchup (yes i'm weird!)

 Whats so weird about that?? I love ketchup too. But since I have started to watch my sodium intake, I have started to limit how much ketchup I eat, I miss the good ol'days when I could use as much ketchup as I wanted. Cry

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