Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Cheddar vs Chili Baked Potato
A baked potato can be a filling lunch. But you can do better than topping it with butter and sour cream. Just a half-cup of either chili with beans or shredded cheddar cheese packs enough oomph to make a medium baked potato delicious. Each has its benefits—fiber from the chili beans (9.3g) and calcium from the cheese (207mg). And though the chili spud has half the fat of the cheese version, it also has half the protein.

With Cheddar

Calories: 388
Total fat: 18 grams
Protein: 14 grams

With Chili

Calories: 304
Total fat: 7 grams
Protein: 7 grams
Source:Cooking Light

6 comments:

Jann said...

i love potatoes prepared this way.......especially in the winter!

krista said...

Hi Jann, me too, I especially like the one with the chili.

gattina said...

I confess... I add both chili and chedder! Krista, you have a lovely blog!

krista said...

Thank you Gatina!

burcu said...

I love baked potatoes! I put corn, peas, and beef franks in them.
In Turkish we have a weird name for them which doesn't sound Turkish at all: "kumpir." Do you know what they are called in Greek?

krista said...

Hi Burcu, Turkish and Greek cuisines are very similar....I do not know what it is called in Greek.