Here comes Monday again. Do you have your meatless meals planned? No worries. This list will make it super easy!
This Potato Platter lunch or dinner is a technique I learned from Chef AJ’s Ultimate Weight Loss Program. It’s sinfully easy, infinitely variable, and therefore never ever gets old! We make a version of this once or twice a week, and it’s an easy go-to when having guests or bringing food to someone’s house. It’s essentially a make-your-own-potato bar and you can put a different theme to the toppings every time or pick a favorite and repeat. The beauty is in the details.
Simply bake 1 potato per person and make a couple extra in case anyone wants seconds (they always do!). While the potatoes are baking, chop up the ingredients and set out in individual bowls so each person can make their own potato. Here are some ideas, but use your imagination and share your own ideas in the comments too.
Burrito / Potato (It’s like To-MAY-to / To-MAH-to, get it?)
Black and/or pinto beans
Salsa or fresh pico de gallo
Sauteed fajita veggies – peppers, mushrooms, onions
Your favorite hot sauce
Vegan sour cream or vegan cheese shreds (optional of course, and not conducive to weight loss, but these are great transitional items for anyone who is new to vegan dining)
Veggie Lovers Pizza Potato
Sauteed bell peppers, red onions, and mushrooms
Steamed broccoli, zucchini, or any other veggie you love
Vegan mozzarella (see note above!)
Chopped spinach (wilted or fresh)
Cherry tomatoes, chopped
Green onions, chopped
This was the day the Veggie Lovers Pizza Potato was born. I was at an Italian restaurant that had nothing but a salad on the menu that would have been UWL compliant. But, they had baked potatoes and pizza toppings. Voila!