3 HEALTHY Potato Recipes That’ll Blow Your Mind

by Allen Gil December 13, 2014

3 HEALTHY Potato Recipes That’ll Blow Your Mind

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Time to switch up your potato game.

Here are 3 recipes

• PACKED with flavor,

• LOADED with good-for-you ingredients,

• and guaranteed to FILL YOU UP.

Make in advance and freeze for later. These taters reheat exceptionally well and can be devoured as a meal by itself or as a super hearty side dish (just nix the protein element!).

Each recipe is for 2 WHOLE potatoes (4 servings – 1⁄2 potato per person).

1. Mediterranean Potato Skins


• 2 whole baking potatoes, cooked until tender
• 1⁄2 cup crumbled feta cheese
• 1⁄2 cucumber, chopped into small cubes
• 1 lb. lean ground turkey, cooked
• 1 cup non-fat plain Greek yogurt
• 1/3 cup pitted black olives, chopped (optional)
• 1 lemon, juiced
• Ground pepper, to taste
• Garlic powder, to taste


Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Halve your cooked baked potatoes length-wise, scoop out cooked potato (save skins) and place in mixing bowl. Put skins on a baking sheet. To the mixing bowl with your potato, add 1⁄4 cup Greek yogurt, cooked ground turkey, and half of the feta cheese. Mix thoroughly until potato texture is smooth (chunks of feta is A-OK!) and scoop back into potato skins. Place foil over baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, in a separate bowl, combine remainder of Greek yogurt, feta, cucumbers, lemon juice, pepper, and garlic. When potatoes are out of oven, spoon yogurt/cucumber/feta mixture over the top, garnish with black olives.


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2. Stuffed Sweet Tater Skins


• 2 whole sweet potatoes, cooked until tender
• 2 Tbsp low sugar maple syrup
• Cinnamon, to taste
• 4 Tbsp peanut butter
• 2 Chicken breasts, cooked, sliced into strips
• 1 cup mini marshmallows


Don’t feel fooled by the randomness of the ingredients! This sweet and savory concoction will leave you satisfied! Cut each sweet potato in half length-wise and scoop out insides. Place in separate mixing bowl. Place skins on baking sheet and pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Take potato insides and add maple syrup, cinnamon, peanut butter, and sliced chicken. Stir until combined. Scoop into potato skins and bake for 8 minutes. Switch oven to broil mode at 500 degrees. Sprinkle marshmallows over top and place under broiler until marshmallows brown. Sprinkle some more cinnamon over top and devour!

It’s like Thanksgiving without the added butter!

**You can add sliced pecans to the mix if you desire!

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3. Southwestern Stuffed Potato Boats


• 2 whole baking potatoes, cooked
• 1 cup reduced fat Mexican cheese blend
• 1⁄2 cup low fat sour cream
• 1⁄2 cup reduced sodium black beans, rinsed
• 1⁄2 cup corn, rinsed
• 1 large tomato, chopped
• 1⁄4 cup non fat milk
• 1/3 cup green onion, chopped
• 1/2 lb lean ground beef, cooked
• Salt, to taste
• Pepper, to taste


Scoop out cooked potatoes leaving just the skin. Place skins on baking sheet and filling in a mixing bowl. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In the mixing bowl, add milk, salt, pepper, and 1⁄2 the cheese. Then add black beans, ground beef, and corn. Mix well! Scoop back into the skins, sprinkle on remainder of cheese over the tops. Bake until cheese is completely melted. Top with sour cream, tomatoes, and green onions.

Eat. It. Up.

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Allen Gil
Allen Gil


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