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Baked Potato Skins

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Potato skins and game day go hand-in-hand, but don’t get sacked with overly greasy foods on your field. These baked potato skins are still crispy, cheesy and delicious, but just a little bit healthier. No flags on this play!

Nutrition Tip: Potatoes have more potassium than bananas, and contrary to what you might’ve heard, there’s fiber in the skin AND the flesh. They’ve even got some protein and iron (and just 110 calories for a whole medium potato).

Baked Potato Skins

Baked Potato Skins

Potato skins and game day go hand-in-hand, but don’t get sacked with overly greasy foods on your field. These baked potato skins are still crispy, cheesy and delicious, but just a little big healthier. No flags on this play!

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 small-to-medium russet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup cooked, crumbled bacon
  • 3 green onions, sliced

Instructions

  1. Prick potatoes several times with a fork. Microwave on HIGH 5 minutes per potato, set aside to cool. Alternatively, prick potatoes with fork and place on baking sheet. Bake 45-60 minutes in 400F oven or until tender. Let cool.
  2. Cut potatoes in half lengthwise and scoop out inside of potato (this can be mixed with toppings or saved for another dish, like mashed potatoes). Brush skins with olive oil or spray with cooking spray and place back on baking sheet. Add cheese and bake additional 5-7 minutes, or until cheese melts.
  3. Remove from oven and top with Greek yogurt, bacon and green onions.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 164Cholesterol: 14mgSodium: 143mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 7g

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Amanda Keefer

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Amanda Keefer

Amanda’s marketing, public relations and community outreach experience spans 20 years. She is the mom of two girls and two boxer dogs. You can hear her as the host of the Healthy Family Project podcast, find her cooking alongside her girls in videos on the Produce for Kids Instagram feed or spot her out volunteering with her family. When not in the office, Amanda can be found with her family on the tennis courts or at the dance studio.

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