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Loaded baked potato

We’ve always found potatoes to be very soothing for our tummies. Baked potatoes are so easy to make for either lunch or dinner and you can vary the toppings to suit your taste. Sweet potatoes are unfortunately of the menu as they are high in FODMAP’s, but ordinary once are ok.

Potatoes seem to have bit of a bad reputation at the moment because it’s fairly high in carbohydrates, but you might be surprised to know how nutritious it really is.
A large potato contains about 60 percent of the daily value for vitamin D and 45 percent of the daily value for vitamin C. It also contains 35 percent of the daily value for B-6, and 15% for thiamin, niacin, magnesium and iron.

With some healthy toppings a baked potato can actually be a really healthy, nutritious meal that your tummy will love. 

 We hope you enjoy it!

Loaded baked potato

Serves 1-2 

1-2 large baked potatoes
sea salt and pepper for seasoning 

suggested toppings 
3-4 grapes 
3-4 pineapple chunks 
1 grated carrot 
1 spring onion (green part only) chopped up 
3-4 olives 
2-3 cherry tomatoes 
a small bit of a cucumber cut in cunks 
1 tbsp mixed seeds (pumkin, sunflower and sesame seeds) 
a small bit of a pepper 
1-2 tbsp grated cheese 
1-2 slices parma ham 

1. preheat the oven to 200ºC/390ºF 
2. If needed wash and dry the potatoes 
3. prick the potatos all over and rub with olive oil. Sprinkle over some seasalt and pepper 4. Place the potatoes directly onto the oven rack (no foil needed) and roast in the middle of the oven for 1h -1h 20mins. If you’re short of time you can microwave the potatoes for 5 minutes to soften and then finish them of in the oven for 35-40 mins, 
5. Serve with a selection of listed toppings of your choice