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.