Friday’s loaded potato skins have always been one of my favorite appetizers. However, they are something I have given up on. I mean, how can I justify working out and then eating all that grease and calories? Fortunately, I have found a healthy alternative that, in my humble opinion, is just as good as the real thing. Loaded sweet potato skins.
2 sweet potatoes
5 pieces of turkey bacon
¾ cup reduced fat cheddar cheese
½ cup chopped green onion
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
First, preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Next, line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil and lightly drizzle with olive oil. Then, cut the ends off of both sweet potatoes and slice width-wise into about 1 inch pieces. Place the sweet potato pieces on the aluminum foil lined cookie sheet and cook in the oven for 40 minutes. Meanwhile, cook the turkey bacon in a skillet on the stove according to the package directions. Once the turkey bacon is cooked, let cool and chop it into small pieces according to preference. Next, chop up the green onion. After the sweet potatoes have been in the oven for 40 minutes, take them out and sprinkle cheese, turkey bacon and green onion on top. Cook in the oven for an additional 5-10 minutes. Once the cheese has melted, take out of the oven and let them cool off for 5-10 more minutes. Once ready to serve, dollop plain Greek yogurt on top and enjoy.