This a much healthier option than your typical stuffed potato. This works well for lunch or supper. Although I am using a white potato, feel free to use a sweet potato instead, if you wish. Also, feel free to add extra vegetables.

Ingredients: 

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-approximately 1/4 cup of light cheese

-green onion

-medium sized potato (about 6-7 oz’s. The potato I am using is 7 oz.’s)

-1 tablespoon of light sour cream

-2 slices of turkey bacon

Directions:

1.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. While waiting for the oven to heat up, wash and scrub the potato, dry it, and poke it with a fork about 5 times on each side before placing in the oven so it doesn’t explode. I just place it on the rack with no cooking tray. Bake for 60 mins.

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2. While potato is cooking, cook your 2 slices of turkey bacon.

Some guys may prefer the microwave. If so, place the bacon on a plate covered with a paper towel and then microwave for about 90 to 120 seconds.

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Also, you can cook your bacon on a grill. (I personally use the George Foreman GR10B 2-Serving Classic Plate Electric Grill, Black) It’s easy to clean and is great for cooking other meats as well.)

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After bacon is cooked, whichever route you chose, you should now break it up so it easily fits in the potato once it’s finished baking

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3.  Wash and cut green onion into thin slices for potato

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4. After potato has baked for 60 mins, remove from oven and let sit for about 10-15 minutes as it will be very hot. After 10-15 minute have passed, take a butter knife and open up the potato. Personally, I like to remove some skin from the middle of the potato.

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5.  Place potato on tray and add 2 slices of crumbled turkey bacon and 1/4 of light cheese and put back in the oven for another 15 mins at 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

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6.  After potato is finished baking, add 1 tablespoon of light sour cream, green onions, and enjoy!

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Tips: 

-If you prefer chicken bacon over turkey bacon that’s fine. Opt for a leaner one if possible. The one I use is only 30 calories and 1 gram of fat per slice.

 

 

 

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