Skinny Potato Skins

If you love decadent comfort food, but don’t want it to harm your waistline, this recipe is for you!  You can indulge, guilt-free in this lil number– you can have four of them for just 131 calories– woot, woot!

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Psst…if you want more comfort foods, please feel free to search this site (we’re always lightening them up!)!  Here are few to try:

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Spaghetti Squash with Tomato Sauce and Parmesan Cheese

 

Skinny Potato Skins

Ingredients

  • 2 medium russet potatoes
  • ¼ c. chopped green onion
  • 1 slice of turkey bacon, crumbled
  • 1 c. low fat cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 c. non-fat plain Greek yogurt or low fat sour cream (optional)

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400o F and place baked potatoes in the oven for about 40-45 minutes.
  • Once potatoes are soft, take them out of the oven and allow them to cool. Next cut each potato into 4 pieces (first in half lengthways, and then cut those halves in half width ways). Using a melon baller, scoop out the inside of the potato, leaving enough to line the skin of the potato. Then, cut each of those halves in half again so that each potato makes 8 potato skins.
  • Once the potatoes have been sliced and scooped, lightly sprinkle a small amount of green onion on each potato skin. Next, place 1 T. of cheddar cheese on top of the green onion, making sure to cover the entire potato. Lastly, evenly sprinkle a small amount of crumbled turkey bacon on top of the cheese on each piece of potato. Place the potato skins on a baking sheet and put them in the oven for about 10 minutes on 375oF.
  • After cheese has melted, take the potato skins out of the oven and allow them to cool. If you desire, you may top each potato skin with a few chopped green onions and a 1tsp. of low-fat sour cream or plain nonfat Greek yogurt. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts: Makes: 16 potato skins.

Serves: 4, Serving Size: 4 potato skins; Calories Per Serving: 131; Total Fat: 3g; Protein: 11g; Carbohydrate: 14g; Fiber: 3g; Sugar: 1g; Sodium: 300mg

 

Skinny Potato Skins
 
Nutrition Facts: Makes: 16 potato skins. Serves : 4, Serving Size: 4 potato skins; Calories Per Serving: 131; Total Fat: 3g; Protein: 11g; Carbohydrate: 14g; Fiber: 3g; Sugar: 1g; Sodium: 300mg
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Serves: 16
Ingredients
  • 2 medium russet potatoes
  • ¼ c. chopped green onion
  • 1 slice of turkey bacon, crumbled
  • 1 c. low fat cheddar cheese
  • ⅓ c. non-fat plain Greek yogurt or low fat sour cream (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400
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  3. F and place baked potatoes in the oven for about 40-45 minutes.
  4. Once potatoes are soft, take them out of the oven and allow them to cool. Next cut each potato into 4 pieces (first in half lengthways, and then cut those halves in half width ways). Using a melon baller, scoop out the inside of the potato, leaving enough to line the skin of the potato. Then, cut each of those halves in half again so that each potato makes 8 potato skins.
  5. Once the potatoes have been sliced and scooped, lightly sprinkle a small amount of green onion on each potato skin. Next, place 1 T. of cheddar cheese on top of the green onion, making sure to cover the entire potato. Lastly, evenly sprinkle a small amount of crumbled turkey bacon on top of the cheese on each piece of potato. Place the potato skins on a baking sheet and put them in the oven for about 10 minutes on 375 degrees F.
  6. After cheese has melted, take the potato skins out of the oven and allow them to cool. If you desire, you may top each potato skin with a few chopped green onions and a 1tsp. of low-fat sour cream or plain nonfat Greek yogurt. Enjoy!

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