Busy Girl’s Guide to Lunch: Baked Potatoes

In the interest of being useful, I’m going to share my tips for quick and easy packed lunches/dinners for all you over scheduled folks.  Up first: Baked Potatoes.

Potatoes get a bad rap since they are king carbs, but they’re also pretty good for you (especially if you eat the skin, mmm fiber!), and serve as a great vessel for other healthy foods.  Honestly though, the reason I really love a baked potato is that it takes NO EFFORT to make.  Wash, fork, let sit in the oven for an hour. Done.  I can bake potatoes while I do my homework, my laundry, the dishes, while playing Dance Dance Revolution on the Wii; the possibilities are endless (as is my to-do list). 

Once the potato is cooked you just load it up with something good and it’s ready to go.  This week I piled on some black beans and salsa, packed them to go, and instantly had multiple meals for the week. 

Yum.  Total time expenditure on 2 lunches for the week: 3 minutes. 

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