Having a convenient weekly baked potato "bar" can become a meal in itself for any family. Above are some ideas I found on the internet. Just click the photo to see better details. Potatoes are perfect for imaginative cooks and are perfect for children who enjoy choosing what will go on their plates. Ask them to choose at least three items from the bar for their potato - of course, you have the say of what goes on the potato bar.
Substitute some items which would otherwise go untouched... like... Spoon protein-and mineral-rich, fat-free organic Greek yogurt into a pretty serving dish and let others "mistake" it for sour cream. Place an assortment of colorful, chopped vegetables in bowls to be sprinkled on each person's masterpiece. Are there leftover meats or poultry in the refrigerator? Chop them so they can be added in the potato. Cheesy lovers will enjoy adding a little of their favorite cheese to potatoes. Chili, eggs, broccoli, scallions, or chili peppers all add interest to the potato. Serve with a salad or other vegetable side. The Yogurt will provide all the protein needed in this inexpensive, family-interactive, colorful meal.
Check out the kid-friendly Shrimp-Stuffed Packed Potato at "Cooking for Kids".
For more kid-friendly recipes, check out these sites:
Baked Potato Bar Ideas
All About Potatoes
Baked Potato and Veggie Pizza with video
For more potato ideas on the Beasley Farm site, please view the right bar under Labels.