Healthified Twice Baked Potatoes

Happy Monday! I hope everyone is having a happy, healthy day so far.

Last weeks’ meals were delicious! The only change that I made was that I ended up cooking the chicken on my George Foreman instead of the crock-pot—equally easy and equally delicious.

I am going to share the twice baked baby red potato recipe with you because I made some healthy changes to the original recipe! The original recipe is from http://www.tasteofhome.com, and I’m sure the original recipe is delicious too. So here it is:

Ingredients:
• 12 small red potatoes (thoroughly washed)
1/8 cup butter (I used Earth Balance)
• 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
• 1/2 cup crumbled cooked turkey bacon
• 2/3 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt• 1 egg, lightly beaten
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1/8 teaspoon pepper
• 1/8 teaspoon paprika

(The italicized items above are the changes I made to the original recipe. I used less butter than the recipe called for and chose to use Earth Balance. I used fat-free plain Greek yogurt instead of sour cream. I also used turkey bacon instead of regular bacon.)

Directions:
• Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for approximately 15 minutes or until tender. Drain water.
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• When cool enough to handle, cut a thin slice off the top of each potato. Scoop out pulp, leaving a thin shell.
• In a large bowl, mash the potato tops and pulp with butter. Set aside 2 tablespoons each of cheese and turkey bacon for garnish; add remaining cheese and turkey bacon to potatoes. Stir in the Greek yogurt, egg, salt and pepper. Spoon mixture into potato shells. Top with remaining cheese and turkey bacon; sprinkle with paprika.
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• Place in an ungreased baking pan. Bake at 375° for 15 minutes or until heated through.
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These potatoes were FILLING!!! We had chicken with marinara and parmesan with the potatoes, but next time I would just serve them with a salad or some steamed veggies. It was way too much filling food. I had one potato and one small piece of chicken and was stuffed! The only thing this meal was lacking was veggies—that will be fixed next time!!

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Do you guys have any fun plans for Valentine’s Day??

Stay tuned for another post this week on juicing!!

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