This is a tasty alternative to sandwiches for lunch. Baked potatoes are versatile and you can add your own favourite filling. A serving of beans count towards your 5 a day and are also a good source of low fat protein and fibre.
Try to use low fat cheese as suggested in this recipe as ordinary cheddar is high in saturated fat. We need 3 servings of calcium a day, and cheese in this recipe counts as one of these servings.
Carbohydrate: Potatoes contain carbohydrates so they will have an effect on glucose levels, read at the nutrition label to see total carbohydrate content. Choose a smaller sized potato if you need to lose weight.
Ingredients – Serves 2 Adults
- 2 large potatoes, scrubbed not peeled
- 1 x 225g / 8 oz. small can of baked beans
- 55g / 2 oz. of low-fat cheddar cheese, grated
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Pre-heat the oven to 220°C / 425°F / Gas Mark 7
- Wash the potatoes and then prick them all over with a fork
- Bake in a pre-heated oven for 1½ hours or until the inside is tender
- Heat the baked beans in a saucepan on the hob or in the microwave according to instructions on the tin
- Cut the potato in half and carefully scoop the centre out of the potato
- Mix this potato with the baked beans and pepper
- Return the mixture to potato skin and sprinkle with grated cheese
- Place in a hot oven and bake until warmed through and golden
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