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Calories in a Baked Potato With Beans & Cheese

by
author image Jae Allen
Jae Allen has been a writer since 1999, with articles published in "The Hub," "Innocent Words" and "Rhythm." She has worked as a medical writer, paralegal, veterinary assistant, stage manager, session musician, ghostwriter and university professor. Allen specializes in travel, health/fitness, animals and other topics.
Calories in a Baked Potato With Beans & Cheese
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A baked potato with beans and cheese is an inexpensive, meat-free meal that contains several essential nutrients. The calorie count for an average serving of this meal is under 400.

Caloric Values

According to the USDA National Nutrient Database, a medium-size baked potato weighing 173 grams contains 161 calories. An ounce of mozzarella cheese, made with part-skim milk, contains 72 calories, and a half-cup of baked beans contains 133 calories, bringing the total calorie count to 366.

Variables

Obviously, changing the portion size of each food in the meal will affect its caloric value. A large baked potato, for example, contains 278 calories in 299 grams of cooked weight. A small potato, at 138 grams cooked weight, has 128 calories.

Nutrients

Beans are a good lean protein source, according to MedlinePlus. Cheese is also a good source of protein, although it contains a relatively high level of fat per serving. Baked potatoes are low-fat and contain vitamins and fiber in the skin.

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