Who says you can't make a meal out of a Baked Potato. You must try this Ultimate WW Poached Egg and Tomato on a Baked Potato tonight!
You only need 10 minutes to prep this easy baked potato with cheese and chives recipe.
This Ultimate Baked Potato with Sauteed Cherry Tomatoes and Garlic topped with a Poached Egg is a Weight Watchers Special at 7 points for the entire meal, which I have to say was filling and delicious!
If you love Weight Watcher Friendly recipes make sure you check out these fan favorites - Wendy's Copycat Frosty, 3 Ingredient Muffins, Mini DASH Chaffles, Easy Air Fryer Beignets and the WW Zero Point Baked Apple Crisp Chips.
Why make this recipe?
I bet you think a Baked Potato does not have many health benefits but you would be thinking wrong.
6 Facts you should know about the Baked Potato:
*One 5.3 ounce Medium sized Potato with the skin on has just 110 Calories
*No Fat, Sodium or Cholesterol
*Nearly half your daily value of Vitamin C
*More Potassium than a Banana
*A good source of Vitamin B6
*Contains Fiber,Magnesium and Antioxidants
- Weight Watcher Friendly - This poached egg breakfast recipe is only 2 points on my WW Plan. Since the new Weight Watchers plan is personalized you will have to input the ingredients used to get your exact points.
- Mouth watering low calorie meal - Meals under 300 calories are not easy to find..so enjoy!
- Easy to Make - Require only 8 simple ingredients to create this easy poached egg breakfast dish.
- Budget Friendly - Costs less than $20.00 to prepare.
Bottom line, you Can make a healthy meal out of a Baked Potato.
Ingredients and Substitutions:
Now to this quick simple Recipe.
Your Grocery List:
1 Teaspoon of Olive Oil
1 Cup of Cherry Tomatoes
1 Garlic Clove
1 Medium Plain Baked Potato - you can use a sweet potato if you prefer.
2 Tablespoons of Chopped Basil
2 Tablespoons of Chopped Chives
1 ½ Tablespoons of Shredded Parmesan Cheese - you can use shredded cheddar or mozzarella if you don't have parmesan.
A Pinch of Salt
A Pinch of Pepper
How to Make a Healthy Loaded Potato:
1: Prepare your Baked Potato - If you have the time nothing is better than an Oven Baked Potato which is how I prepared this Recipe. Take your Potato give it a quick rinse under water and pat dry.
Then pierce the potato with a fork in a couple of spots then brush your potato with Olive Oil and then sprinkle with salt. Place your Potato on a foil lined baking sheet and place in the oven at 425 Degrees for 40 minutes. It will be perfection.
If you are short on time you can pierce the potato with a fork in a couple of spots and then Microwave for 10 Minutes until soft.
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2: Prepare your Poached Egg - Add 3 inches of water to a pot; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to Medium; carefully crack egg into boiling water (or crack egg into a bowl and slide into pot).
Reduce heat to medium low and poach egg for 3 minutes in simmering water; remove with a slotted spoon and set aside. If you have not mastered the art of poaching an egg just prepare sunny side up instead.
3: Break out your skillet; add olive oil heat on medium; add tomatoes and garlic; cook, stirring often until tomatoes soften, about 5 minutes.
4: Cut a slit in the top of your Baked Potato; push ends in to fluff up the skin. Top with tomato mixture; sprinkle with Basil & Chives. Top with egg and shredded parmesan cheese; season with salt and pepper.
5: Serve and enjoy!!
- Try using the microwave for an easier way to cook up your poached egg. Add 1 ½ cups of water, 2 teaspoons of distilled white vinegar , and a ¼ teaspoon of table salt to a 2 cup liquid measuring cup and microwave the mixture on high until it reaches a rolling boil. Stirring the mixture in a circular motion, slip in an egg and continue to gently stir fro 3 seconds.
- Cover the measuring cup with plastic wrap or a plate and let the gg stand for 4 minutes before removing with a slotted spoon.
You do not have to boil your potatoes before baking them. If you do boil your potatoes for a little bit before roasting it can help create a beautiful crisp crust on the outside.
You do not need to wrap potatoes in foil for baking. Prick your potatoes with a fork before baking to shorten the baking time and to keep them from bursting. Bake at 400° F for about one hour, or until tender. Foil holds in moisture and steams the potatoes, resulting in a boiled taste and texture.
Gently boil water in a large pot. If you're thinking, Not sure what a gentle boil is? Just bring the water to a boil and then lower the heat, so the water is just bubbling but not boiling like crazy.
How Long Do You Poach Eggs? For a firm white and runny yolk you'll want to poach the eggs for 3-4 minutes.
Are you a Weight Watcher?
If you follow my Blog you probably already know I am a lifetime member of Weight Watchers and I like to point all of my Recipes with the WW Points System.
This Easy Poached Egg and Tomatoes Breakfast Recipe is only 2 Smart Points on my app for one serving. Weight Watchers has a new individualized program right now to make it easier to enjoy the foods you love and still lose weight.
Just plug the ingredients into your WW app to confirm the points for your individual program.
I used to go back and forth between the Purple Plan and the Blue Plan prior to the new program and whenever I hit a plateau I did my own 30 Day Low Carb Meal Plan which jumpstarted the Fat Burning again, so if you feel stuck try it!
Make sure check out my Newbie WW Tips and Tricks Guide if you are just getting started.
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