100-Calorie Toppings for Taters

The baked potato is a healthy, fiber-rich thing of beauty. Here are 7 ways to load it up right. By Maureen Callahan, MS, RD

Potato Size Low-Calorie Potato Toppings
Photo: Randy Mayor, Text: Maureen Callahan, MS, RD

Potato Precaution

Before you embark on your low-calorie potato topping adventure—A whopper of a potato, before toppings, can have more calories than a 6-ounce sirloin steak (though none of the saturated fat). The bigger the potato, the more topping acreage: Use small potatoes for side dishes, large spuds if you're going to make them into an entrée.

Small (1-3/4" to 2-1/2" diameter): 150 calories

Medium (2-1/4" to 3-1/4"): 190 calories

Large (3" to 4-1/4"): 325 calories

Extra-large (4-1/2" to 6"): 512 calories

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