Veggies and Kids - Mr Baked Potato Heads
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Serves: 1+
 
Dress up your baked potato with an assortment of veggies to make an edible Mr. Baked Potato Head.
Ingredients
  • Baked Potatoes (and/or sweet potatoes and yams)
  • Toothpicks, optional (depending on age of kids)
Assortment of veggies:
  • Carrot sticks
  • Carrot slices
  • Shredded carrot
  • Sliced cucumbers
  • Bell peppers, sliced or cut in chunks
  • Mini bell peppers
  • Sliced mushrooms
  • Snap peas
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Edamame
  • Green peas
  • Baby corn
  • Whole olives
  • Sliced olives
  • Broccoli
  • Black, pinto, garbanzo or kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • Shredded cheese
  • Spinach leaves, etc.
Additional condiments for eating:
  • Salsa
  • Chili
  • Sour cream
  • Butter
  • Ranch dressing
Instructions
  1. Wrap the potatoes individually with foil (for softer skin) or leave them unwrapped for slightly crisper skin.
  2. Place the potatoes on a baking sheet and bake them at 400-425 degrees for 45 minutes – 1hour, until they are fork tender.
  3. Remove them from the oven and let them cool.
  4. (If transporting them to serve for a group, place the wrapped potatoes directly from the oven into a large pot and cover the pot with a lid to keep the potatoes warm.)
  5. Once cool enough to handle but ideally still warm for eating, decorate the potatoes like Mr. Potato Heads using the veggies (and toothpicks when necessary).
  6. For small kids and large groups you can cut the potatoes in half and decorate either side of the potato. (In my son’s preschool class I cut the potatoes in half and it was easy for the 3 and 4-year olds to decorate the soft white inside without having to use toothpicks.)
  7. Or, you can decorate whole potatoes and even use the top slice of a bell pepper with the stem (or another alternative) as the feet stand.
Recipe by Honest Cooking at http://honestcooking.com/veggies-and-kids-mr-baked-potato-heads/