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Energize Your Kid Athletes with Potato Recipes 
Aug. 28, 2013 8:59 pm 
Updated: Aug. 28, 2013 9:02 pm

Athletes need to have a healthy diet routine to be able to push their limits in their chosen field. Kids who aspire to be athletes should already be prepped up while their young in order to condition their body. As a mom and a home cook, it is your duty to provide the necessary dishes to supplement their bodies with the right nutrients.

One of the popular foods to serve young athletes is baked potatoes. Baked potatoes are rich in protein and carbohydrates that help energize the kids and increase their endurance during training and actual competitions. Here are some baked potato dishes to try at home.

Baked and Healthy Potato Salad

•    8 pcs. medium potatoes
•    ¼ cup black olives, sliced
•    1/2 pound bacon, sliced
•    1 pound processed cheese (American, sliced)
•    1 cup mayonnaise
•    ½ onion, chopped
•    Salt
•    Pepper

1.    Prepare the oven and heat it to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
2.    Get a 9x13 inch baking dish and butter the sides and bottom.
3.    In a large pot, pour water and the sliced potatoes. Make sure that all potatoes are submerged in water.
4.    For 10 minutes, boil the potatoes until it becomes tender but firm.
5.    Set them aside after draining carefully.
6.    Get the bacon and heat it in a large, deep skillet. Turn the heat over medium-high and cook. Wait for the bacon to be evenly-browned before draining them on paper towels.
7.    The cheese, pepper, salt, mayonnaise and potatoes should be stirred in a large bowl.
8.    Use a spoon to transfer the mixture in the prepared baking dish.
9.    The bacon should be layered on the top.
10.    After crumbling the bacon, get the olives and sprinkle them evenly.
11.     Put the baking dish in the oven and bake it until the salad turns golden brown. 1 hour should be enough.

Ultimate Twice Baked Potatoes

•    4 large baking potatoes
•    8 green onions, sliced and divided
•    8 slices bacon
•    1 cup Cheddar cheese, shredded and divided
•    1 cup sour cream
•    ½ teaspoon pepper
•    ½ cup milk
•    ½ teaspoon salt
•    4 tablespoons butter


1.    Prepare the oven and heat it over 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
2.    For 1 hour, bake the potatoes in the preheated oven.
3.    In a large, deep skillet, put the bacon. Turn the heat over medium-high and cook the bacon until its sides turn brown. Make sure that the color is even.
4.    On paper towels, drain the bacon and crumble them. Set them aside.
5.    Cooked potatoes should be left for another 10 minutes to cool.
6.    Using a sharp knife, cut the potatoes lengthwise in halves. 
7.    With a spoon, scoop the flesh out and transfer them into a large bowl. Do not throw the skins of the potatoes.
8.    Add the following ingredient to the bowl with the potato flesh: ½ green onions, sour cream, ½ cup cheese, milk, pepper, butter and salt.
9.    With a hand mixer, blend them well until the contents are creamy.
10.    The mixture should be spooned carefully from the bowl to the potato skins.
11.    The remaining cheese could be sprinkled on top of the cream, as well as a generous amount of bacon and green onions.
12.    For another 15 minutes, bake them again in the oven.

Loaded Baked Potato Casserole


•    1 bag Simply Potatoes Southwest Style Hash Browns, about 32 ounces
•    1 cup milk
•    1 can French Fried Onions
•    2 cans Campbell’s Condensed Cream of Celery Soup, regular or 98% fat free
•    1 cup frozen peas
•    2 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
•    1 cup Cheddar cheese, shredded

1.    In a 13x9 inch shallow baking dish, put in the potatoes, bacon, peas, 1 1/3 cups of onions and cheese. Stir them well.
2.    In a medium bowl, pour the Campbell soup and the milk. Blend them together.
3.    The soup mixture should be poured into the baking dish along with the potato mixture.
4.    Cover the baking dish and bake it in the oven. The recommended heat is 350 degrees Fahrenheit. 30 minutes should be enough.
5.    Stir the contents and sprinkle some onions.
6.    Wait for 5 minutes more before turning down the heat. Make sure that the onions are already golden brown.
Baked potatoes are good for pre-game preparations. Make sure that you are able to cook delicious potato dishes to energize the kids more.

Linda Rosario is a food blogger from Chef Needs “The Kitchen that Every Restaurant Needs”. Aside from blogging and cooking, Linda works for 24 hours, seven days a week as a Full time mom of two bright and awesome kids.

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