Spice up your baked potato and load it up with fresh tomatoes and beans. Potatoes are a great food to have in your pantry because they last for a long time. Make sure to eat the skin on your potatoes to increase your fiber intake!

Average Cost: $7.09
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Average Cook Time: 15 minutes
Average Servings: 2

Recipe Source: SNAP4CT.com


  • 2 Medium-sized potatoes (or sweet potatoes)
  • 1 Cup canned black beans, rinsed
  • 1/2 Cup shredded low-fat cheese
  • 3/4 Cup salsa
  • 1 Cup of corn


Step 1

Pierce potatoes in several places with a fork. Microwave potatoes on high 12-15 minutes, or until tender.

Step 2

In medium sized mixing bowl combine beans, cheese, salsa, and corn.

Step 3

Slice each potato down the middle. Press open, making a well in the center.

Step 4

Spoon the bean mixture into middle of each potato. If desired, top with light sour cream, plain yogurt, scallions or chives.

Utensils Needed

  • Microwave
  • Fork
  • Spoon
  • Knife


Serving Size: 1/2 Potato

Total Fat5 g
Saturated Fat3 g
Cholesterol15 mg
Sodium450 mg
Total Carbohydrates40 g
Dietary Fiber8 g
Total Sugars4 g
Added Sugars0 g
Protein11 g