Bake Potatoes Like a Pro plus Ten Surprising Toppings

Whether you're baking potatoes or sweet potatoes, having a technique that results in a crisp, seasoned skin, and fluffy, light flesh is where you want to be. I thought I'd highlight the sea-salt roasted baked potato technique I've been using exclusively for years. It's so simple, works every time – you'll know how to bake potatoes like a pro in no time. The general guide-lines? Place potatoes straight on the rack, no foil, and don't under-bake – you can see read below for the details. Building on that foundation, I'll share some topping ideas I'm excited about. As far as the ideas go, I'm going to focus on veg-friendly, healthful, and a bit unexpected. Enjoy! -h

1. Sea-Salt Baked Potatoes(101 Cookbooks)
I posted this recipe nearly seven years ago, and have used this technique to bake potatoes, yams, and sweet potatoes. I'm not a fan of the foil method (unless camping?), and this works brilliantly. Get the recipe here.

Bake Potatoes Like a Pro plus Ten Surprising Toppings

2. Baked Sweet Potato with Hummus & Kale(Donna Hay)
Donna Hay's signature brilliance in one concise, achievable weeknight recipe. Get the recipe here.

Bake Potatoes Like a Pro plus Ten Surprising Toppings

3. Breakfast Baked Sweet Potato with Hibiscus Tea Yogurt and Turmeric Granola(Vegetarian Heartland)
Breakfast aspirations right here. And, even if you skip the potato….turmeric granola! 😉 Get the recipe here.

Bake Potatoes Like a Pro plus Ten Surprising Toppings

4. Loaded Garlic Kale Baked Potatoes(The Full Helping)
Love this vegan garlic and kale combination. You can also make a version of this recipe trading out the kale for broccoli (quick blanch it first & dry well). Get the recipe here.

Bake Potatoes Like a Pro plus Ten Surprising Toppings

5. Stuffed & Sauced Baked Sweet Potatoes(The First Mess / Minimalist Baker)
A beautiful Dana Shultz recipe captured by Laura Wright on The First Mess. Each sweet potato is topped with ginger-coriander chickpeas, a ginger-tahini sauce, and plenty of green onions and cilantro greening things out. Yes, please. Get the recipe here.

Bake Potatoes Like a Pro plus Ten Surprising Toppings

6. Dal Stuffed Sweet Potato(Green Kitchen Stories)
I love this recipe – tons of spices, lentils, crunch from some pumpkin seeds, and a jolt of green spinach. Perfect all-in-one meal. More details here.

Bake Potatoes Like a Pro plus Ten Surprising Toppings

7. Thai Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Red Curry Peanut Sauce(80Twenty)
Baked purple sweet potatoes with a super simple peanut sauce, scallions, peanuts, and cilantro. Love this idea. Get the recipe here.

Bake Potatoes Like a Pro plus Ten Surprising Toppings

8. Chili Baked Potato(Naturally Ella)
A brilliant take on chili slathered baked potatoes. She uses this bulgur chili to top the potatoes. Get the full recipe here.

Bake Potatoes Like a Pro plus Ten Surprising Toppings

9. Baked Sweet Potato with Chickpeas and Broccoli Pesto(Jar of Lemons)
Another smart chickpea and sweet potato combination, this time with a quick broccoli pesto. Get the recipe here.

Bake Potatoes Like a Pro plus Ten Surprising Toppings

10. Stuffed Sweet Potato with Spinach and Feta(Purple Avocado)
Short ingredient list, big impact. Get the recipe here.

Bake Potatoes Like a Pro plus Ten Surprising Toppings
Bake Potatoes Like a Pro plus Ten Surprising Toppings

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Leveling Up – Creating EVERYTHING from Nothing Podcast!

I am SO incredibly excited for today! Today is the official release of my podcast Leveling Up – Creating EVERYTHING from Nothing! I’ve spent the past couple months interviewing some incredible individuals who really opened up and broke down how they were able to create the life of their dreams, even when life seemed hopeless.

Today, I wanted to give you four incredible episodes because I loved them so much I couldn’t wait any longer! I would love it if you could go over and subscribe, rate, and review on iTunes because I don’t want you to miss any of the new episodes as they come out!

Now let me introduce you to my first four friends!

Rewriting Your Story with Natalia Kern

Natalie Kern was born and grew up in Ukraine during post soviet collapse, civil war and other political and economical tragedies, Natalia Kern grew up in a small town with without even running water. Natalia had all odds stacked against her for success.

Despite this, she had a mom that told her she could accomplish anything she wanted and she thankfully believed her.

Natalia taught herself 5 languages, immigrated to the US, and transformed herself into a professional model then an internationally published writer and now today, she is a much sought after successful women who teaches other how to have it ALL.

She rewrote her past story and now helps others re-write their story.

Today, meet Natalia on a more personal level while she shares with us exactly how you TOO can accomplish ANYTHING that you set your mind to and LEVEL UP creating everything from Nothing.

Connect with Natalia

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How to rewrite your own story
  • The best way to not allow your past to dictate your future
  • The art of creating the life you truly desire

Cultivating Your Why Before Anything Else with Mike Dillard

Mike Dillard created 10 million dollars in revenue on a start up business in its first year. 18 months in when he thought he was on track to bring his business to 100 million, his world came crashing down.

Overnight his sales were gone, his business tanked , and he most valuable trait that he had,  (his reputation) was taken away and used against him.

He lost EVERYTHING. His wife, his partner, his possessions, and his voice.

Mike is a true example of someone who has repeatedly LEVELED UP and created EVERYTHING from nothing

In this episode, you will learn:

  • When everything is taken from you, how do you shift and create more.
  • How to find self-awareness before you do anything.
  • Why you should live your life for you and nobody else.
  • How are you able to create the next multi-million dollar idea.

Being Unapologetically Successful with Chris Harder

Chris Harder didn’t just drop out of college, he was KICKED OUT.He was smart though –  and hungry – and he learned about sales and leadership early on.

In a fast paced career in his early 20’s, Chris quickly found him and his wife in a cycle of “keeping up with the Joneses”

When the recession hit, he failed hard and he was stripped of his “fake” identity as he calls it. He sold his possessions, downsized , ate his way to a 30 lb weight gain and tumbled into a sad few years of asking himself “what is my value?” He is now GRATEFUL for what those hard times taught him.

Years later, a number of seven figure successful businesses, Chris shares his journey of leveling up with us today.

Welcome Chris to Leveling up… creating EVERYTHING from NOTHING.

On this episode, you will learn:

  • How shifting your mindset will create success.
  • How to use gratitude to manifest your best life.
  • Why money is important but not everything.
  • How you can turn your life around even from your rock bottom.

The One Love Movement with Kim Bauman

Kim Bauman is now the Founder of One Love Movement, a yoga teacher, and the creator and facilitator of One Love Heroes talk show and podcast. One Love Movement is a nonprofit that brings people together to take action and build support for projects advancing social justice, particularly to under-represented kids.

But it wasn’t always like that. Abandoned as a baby in Seoul Korea, with all odds NOT in her favor,  Kim Baumans life could have gone in a VERY different direction.

You see, nobody gets to choose what or WHERE they are born into,  but they DO get to choose what they decide to believe and create in their lives.

Kim believes it is her  duty, and her purpose, to touch as many people possible and make a difference in the dignity and humanity of their own life.

To learn more, please go to:

On this episode, you will learn:

  • The art of practicing gratitude, compassion, and service.
  • How you can use your message to level up the world.
  • How shifting your perspective can allow for massive growth.



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