Potato Skins

Potato Skins

Potato SkinThese potato skins can be an excellent and satisfying side dish, and replace your regular rice or bread. We kept it simple but you can add in salsa, beans, peppers, tomatoes, and roasted or sautéed vegetables of your choice. The analysis was done for the basic recipe.  The basic recipe is high in Potassium, Calcium, Thiamin, Niacin, and Vitamins A, C,D, B6, and B12.  One serving will provide you with 2 Food guide servings of veggies, and ½ a serving of dairy.  

 

Check the nutrition facts panel (on the right) for detailed nutrition information, the daily value numbers in red indicates that the recipe has high amounts of nutrient that you need to be cautious of (fat, sodium or cholesterol) and the green indicates that this recipe has a healthy amount of the ingredients you need. Use the table to keep track of your daily intake of calories, nutrients and vitamins and ensure you check the serving size on the panel to control your portions.

 

Ingredients

3 small            Potatoes

1 cup                Milk

2 ounces         Mozzarella cheese (with part-skim milk)

½ tsp              Salt

½ tsp              Pepper

 

Servings: 3

 

Directions:

  1. Bake potatoes for 30-25 minutes. Set the temperature to 400 degrees
  2. When potatoes are cool, scoop out the centers. Ensure that a thin layer of skin is left attached.
  3. In a bowl add the rest of the ingredients and stir to mix.
  4. Fill the empty potatoes with the mixture
  5. Bake until they are heated

 

Additional Toppings you can add to spice up this recipe are:

  • Salsa
  • Scallions
  • Black beans
  • Artichoke hearts
  • Broccoli
  • Cheese
  • Sun dried tomatoes
  • Olives
  • Caramelized onions
  • Sautéed mushrooms

 

 

 

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