Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Recipe time!

I promise a good, quality blog later on...something more personal (I do not count my "Why" blog from earlier because that was homework)....However, I found a yummy recipe for one of my FAVORITE appetizers!!!  Share time :)

Potato Skins

Who doesn't love potato skins? This is the perfect appetizer for a casual get together or as a healthy snack for the kidlets. Normally, potato skins contain over 500 calories and 33 grams of fat per serving. This recipe has about half the calories and only 4 grams of fat!


4 (6-8 oz.) baking potatoes
1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
Pinch cayenne pepper
Pinch paprika
1/8 tsp. sea salt
4 slices nitrate free turkey bacon
1 1/2 oz. low fat shredded cheddar cheese
3 Tbsp. green onion, chopped
1/4 c. low fat sour cream


Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Scrub potatoes and pierce several times with a fork. Rub outside of each potato with 1/4 tsp. oil. Place potatoes on oven rack and bake for 1 hour. Let potatoes cool for 1 to 2 hours.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Cut potatoes in half lengthwise and scrape out centers, leaving 1/2 in. shell intact. Lightly oil a nonstick baking sheet with oilve oil and arrange potato skins on sheet. Lightly brush them with olive oil and sprinkle with garlic powder, cayenne, paprika and salt. Bake for 10 minutes.

Place small nonstick pan over medium high heat. add bacon and cook, stirring frequently, until lightly crisped, about 3-5 minutes. Transfer bacon to a paper towel lined plate to drain. Sprinkle cheese, bacon and onion evenly over baked shells. Bake for 15 - 18 minutes more until lightly browned. Top with a dollop of sour cream. Serve immediately. Makes 4 (2 shell) servings.

Nutritional information (per 2 shell serving): Calories: 234, Fat: 4 g., Carbs: 39 g., Protein: 13 g.

Try it kids!  I know I plan on making it sometime this week...

Speaking of clean eating...and clean eating recipes...Don't forget!  This Sunday, April 17th me and a few of my fellow BB coaches and teammates are hosting a clean eating party!  It is at my house (message me for my address!) and it is an OPEN HOUSE that will be from 1pm-4pm.  We will have snacks for you to sample...along with SHAKEOLOGY samples!!!  We will also be there to discuss joining the team, and maybe even becoming a Beachbody Coach!  It is free to come to our event, and FREE to sign up for the team!  Hopefully you can make it...I know that I am super excited to share my experience so far with all of you!

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