There. I feel better.
Having said that, your probably wondering - well if I don't put CRAP on my potato how the heck can I eat the dry thing?
So glad you asked!!
I cook a bunch at the beginning of the week and keep them in the fridge.
If I have 5 minutes prep time available and it's a snack, I just heat in the micro (cut in half and cover with a paper towel) and top with salsa, bbq sauce, or ketchup.
If I have 10 - 15 minutes prep time - and it's for lunch, I will open a can of healthy soup and pour over my baked potato and nuke.
Or if I have 20+ minutes, I might make a stew with veggies and top my potato with that.
No Recipe Required Veggie Stew
1 can of diced tomatoes
2 -3 cups frozen or fresh veggies
Italian, Mexican, or Cajun spice blends
salt & pepper
Above, is a pic of a stew I made with cabbage, shredded carrots and a can of diced tomatoes. I left it plain and added a different spice each time I ate it. Serve over baked potatoes or reheated ones cut into bite sized pieces.
Adapting for children/hubby/non-McDougall lovers: I would serve plain baked potatoes (with assorted toppings), garlic bread and/or grilled cheese sandwiches for the kiddos. But they would have to have a small bowl of the veggie stew first! (And maybe some carrot sticks too!)