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Yum yum potato in my tum!
Member Name: Coraline
Date: 08/02/10, updated on 09/02/10 (160 review reads)
Advantages: Low fat and tasty.
Disadvantages: You may get carried away with the cheese - i do on occassion.
Ideal for a quick meal or snack - my favourite jacket potato.
Take a medium size potato, make a prick on the top with a knife. Place the potato in the oven for an hour at 180 degrees.
(This is far more time consuming than microwaving but it is a nicer taste and well worth it).
Let potato cook, once the hour is up, slice open to make sure potato is cooked and soft, if it is still a little hard, put back in for 10-15 minutes depending on how far away from fully soft it is.
Once potato is cooked, cut across the top and open.
Add 20 grams of cheese and one slice of honey cured ham, chopped up in to bits on top of the cheese. Allow this 2 minutes to melt in and create the best jacket potato.
Once the potato is set, you can feel free to eat. This light meal is worth only 4 weight watchers points, and whilst more cheese or other toppings add to the point system, you could add salad to make it a larger meal.
I really like eating jacket potatoes like this, I am overall not a fan of potato, but this is lovely, and if the potato is cooked right, the creamy mixture of cheese and potato with the added flavour of ham is great.
It also isn't bland in taste, I always think of jacket potatoes to be bland, but I find myself really enjoying this combination.
You can eat this and it is quite filling, if you want a larger potato it may take longer to prepare and also count as more points in weight watchers terms but it is a substantial meal.
If I am in a rush, I can quickly put a potato in the oven and leave it to cook while I get on with my life, to quickly take it out and put the cheese and ham on takes 2 minutes, which means preparation and eating time is minimal.
(For those who don't know about the weight watchers diet, you sign up and are weighed and allocated x amount of points for your daily diet, you are supposed to stick to these, and can effectively eat anything you like as long as you count the points. The points are calculated through fat and calories of the product and a point allocation is given.)
Summary: A great light meal or snack.
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