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Senior Nutrition Recipe: A Perfect Baked Potato

Dana Larsen
By Dana LarsenNovember 12, 2012

Want a healthy, easy-to-make recipe that’s good for seniors? A Place for Mom’s Senior Nutrition Expert and licensed Naturopathic Physician, Dr. Lindsay Jones-Born recommends this tasty baked potato that’s loaded with Vitamin C.

Naturopathic Physician Recommended Lunch or Dinner for Seniors

‘Tis the season of comfort food. And what’s easier than a stuffed baked potato topped with assorted veggies to deliver a nutritious, yet, enjoyable experience to the senior palette? Dr. Lindsay comments, “A baked potato with all these toppings will be a yummy meal providing seniors with lots of vitamin C.”

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Ingredients:

  • 1 medium Russet potato
  • ½ cup frozen broccoli
  • ½ cup chopped red bell pepper
  • ¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 pinch of ground pepper

*Optional: Additional veggies, kidney beans, cheese, seasonings or anything else that can satisfy your loved one’s taste buds.

Cooking Method:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 425°F
  2. Rub potato with olive oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper
  3. Prick potato several times with the tines of a fork.
  4. Lay the potato directly on the middle oven rack and cook for 45-60 minutes.
  5. Lightly steam the broccoli and red bell pepper.
  6. When potato is tender; remove from oven.
  7. Slice the potato skin and press the potato open; place the steamed broccoli and red bell pepper on top. Sprinkle with shredded cheddar cheese and serve.

Servings: 1

Read Dr. Lindsay Jones-Born’s blog post, Why Seniors Have Different Nutritional Needs.

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