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Sesame Stir Fry Baked Potatoes

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sesame stir fry baked potatoes

Well, it’s here. January. A time around these parts when the morning darkness doesn’t distinguish itself much from the afternoon darkness, and we’re all going stir crazy being cooped up inside, but hell-bent on burning all those festive calories we packed on over the holidays.  So despite the dark and drip and drizzle of Seattle winters’, everyone’s at the gym and anything with the words “diet” “low carb” “low-fat” and “healthy” is flying off the grocery shelves.  This time of year, we are nothing if not predictable. I’ve already fallen off the wagon just a week and a half into my intentions to drink more water every day.

But rest assured, things eventually return to our new “normal”, whatever that may be for each of us, and we find our groove again. Habits do not happen overnight, potato chip cravings do, so give yourself a break and don’t be so hard on yourself, especially if you’re like me and you’ve already mashed up your progress just a few weeks into it.  And while I’m on a roll with all these goofy potato puns, it’s a great way to segue into this next recipe.

While vegetables like broccoli, carrots, and spinach get the spotlight most of the time, they are not the only foods that have nutritious health benefits.  Did you know that a medium-sized potato contains just 110 calories, 620 milligrams of potassium and 45% of your daily value of Vitamin C ?  No longer do you have to reach for something green or fruits like oranges and bananas commonly known to contain these things.  Now you can add the beloved potato to your shopping cart, too.  In this Sesame Stir Fry Baked Potato recipe, we skip the butter, cheese and sour cream and transform the potato into a flavorful international affair. Crisp cabbage, broccoli, peppers and meaty shiitake mushrooms mingle with sesame oil and low-sodium soy sauce and add a burst of color and a melange of vitamins and nutrients to a perfectly roasted, salted and sesame-oiled baked potato.  And with only half a potato per serving, it’s not only fewer calories, but takes just 35 minutes to roast and get on your dinner plate.  Now how’s that for making it easy to stick to your New Year’s resolutions?

Head on over to the Washington State Potato Commission for this recipe and other great nutrition facts that may just surprise you about delicious Washington grown potatoes.

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18 thoughts on “Sesame Stir Fry Baked Potatoes

  1. These stuffed potatoes look absolutely amazing and they’d be just the thing for my gluten-free aunt. Unfortunately they aren’t allowed on Phase I of the South Beach Diet — which I begin on Monday. But tomorrow’s only Sunday — so there’s still a chance for these beauties.

    • Thanks for the comment, Lisa! Hope the diet’s coming along well. Maybe if there’s a “cheat day” these potatoes could make an appearance;)

    • Your family will love this baked potato! And by cutting them in half, there’s plenty for everyone and they don’t take as long to bake but still have that nice crisp outer skin and soft center. Hope you get a chance to try, Misa!

    • Thanks for your comment, Veena! This is definitely a tasty one to add to your recipe box. Hope you get a chance to enjoy!

  2. THIS is a super fun idea!We love baked potatoes at our house but they can get boring! This will be the perfect way to jazz them up!

    • Everyone can get in on this recipe, Cindy! Thanks for your comment. Hope you get a chance to enjoy these some time soon!

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