Tuesday, December 20, 2011

You're Lying

Hi everyone :)  How's life?  I'm happy to say that I'm done with my shopping, but I'm doing most of my grandma's shopping this year, so I still have to work on that.  I braved the mall yesterday and it was totally crazy.  Luckily, I didn't have to wait in any outrageous lines.  In other words though, Banana Republic no longer takes checks.  It was kind of a bummer and threw a wrench into my shopping plans but what are you going to do!  It does make me a little sad though - what if checks become obsolete?  How sad that would be. 

Moving on to the title of this post.  One of my favorite foods is potatoes, what's not to love?  Unfortunately, most Americans slather their potatoes in cheese, sour cream and butter or throw them in a deep fryer to get the taste they crave - and just like that there go all the potatoes nutritional benefits straight down the drain.  I've probably mentioned that before :)

Now, I love potato skins... but did you know that you can make healthy ones? Yep, you totally can and let me just say they rock.  No, I am not lying!  These would be perfect as an appetizer for a holiday party, just triple or quadruple the recipe:)



Healthy Potato Skins


Ingredients

1 medium/large potato, pre-baked
1/3 cup 2% cheese of your choice
1-3 green onions chopped

1. Slice your potatoes into rounds. Place on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil or parchment paper. If using foil, spray the foil with olive oil cooking spray.  Spray both sides of the potato with cooking spray as well.



2. Top with cheese and chives.



3. Bake in a 400 degree oven until cheese has melted and edges are crispy - about 15-20 minutes.



Enjoy!  I had mine with a side of fat-free sour cream :)