Monday, January 20, 2014

Baked Potato Bento


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Baked potatoes are not something my family eats very often, but I recently realized that they make a great lunch, especially on a cold day.  They fit perfectly in the large compartment of our EasyLunchBoxes, and if you wrap the potato in foil, it will stay nice and warm.  You can either cut it open, prepare it and then wrap it in foil, or leave it in tact with the toppings in the box and ready to assemble at lunchtime.  Either way, especially if stored in an insulated bag, your potato should be nice and warm come lunchtime.  For mine, I made homemade bacon bits with some leftover bacon I had on hand, added a little butter and cheese and that was it.  

Baked potatoes are great in that they can be dressed however you see fit.  They are wonderful with steamed broccoli and other veggies.  They taste amazing topped with ranch dressing and chives.  Add taco ingredients and salsa for a fun and delicious spin on the traditional potato.  Try it with BBQ sauce and chopped brisket.  You can use vegetable or chicken broth in place of butter.  The options seem to be endless!  I love thinking beyond the standard sandwich lunch, and this certainly fits the bill!  
What's in the Box?
Baked Russet Potato w/ Butter, Colby-Jack & Bacon
Celery & Carrot Sticks, Snap Peas, Tri-Color Cherry Tomatoes
Clementine & Raspberries

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I love comments and would love to know what is YOUR favorite way to top a baked potato?

3 comments:

  1. Looks fantastic! We definitely love baked potatoes in our home! We have a ''baked potato bar'' usually about once a week with topping ideas laid out on the counter and everyone can dress their own potato! This looks delicious and would be a welcome to addition to our lunchbox for sure! A great way to use more leftovers! :)

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  2. Sounds delicious! So thats how they stay warm! Pretty smart! I usually top mine with butter, cheese and ketchup (I'm a strange one lol). Great post!

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