Skip the butter and sour cream on your baked potato. Yes, you heard me! Many times we take a healthy baked potato and load it down with not so healthy toppings like butter, sour cream, cheese and bacon bits.
My favorite way to eat a baked potato is with Italian salad dressing on it in place of the butter and sour cream. Year’s ago, like many years ago, when my mom was doing Weight Watchers, and I was just a kid, this was a trick she learned so save on calories.
Here are some common ways to top your baked potato and the Points Plus value of each.
Baked Potato with Sour Cream and Chives
11 Points Plus
Baked Potato with Cheese Sauce and Bacon
13 Points Plus
Baked Potato with Broccoli and Cheese
12 Points Plus
Baked Potato with Butter and Sour Cream
9 Points Plus
My version of a baked potato with fat free Italian dressing is only 5 Points Plus!
A medium size baked potato is 4 Weight Watchers Points Plus.
2 Tablespoons of Fat Free Italian Dressing has a Points Plus value of 1.
Next time you have a baked potato, try it with some Italian Dressing.