Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Watchin' What We Eat Wednesday #3

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The recipe I'm posting this week is SUPER easy and really really good. I didn't think my hubby would like it as he's not a onion fan, but he really really thinks these are delicious! YAY for me as I LOVE onions. Anyways, these are so good! You'll feel like you are cheating!! Enjoy! I'm excited to come around and see everyone else's recipes for this week :)

Twice-Baked Potatoes (2 WW points)

4 small baking potatoes (5 to 6 ounces each)

2 ounces reduced-calorie cream cheese, cubed and softened

2 tablespoons snipped chives (I just use finely chopped green onions here as I have that on hand more often than chives)

1/4 teaspoon dried basil, crushed

1/8 teaspoon salt

dash of pepper

3 to 4 tablespoons skim milk


*Prick potatoes with a fork. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 45 to 50 minutes or til tender. Cool slightly. Cut potatoes in half lengthwise. Gently scoop out each potato half, leaving a thin shell. Set shells aside.

*Put pulp into a small mixer bowl. Add cream cheese, chives (or green onions), basil, salt, and pepper; beat until smooth. Add milk, a tablespoon at a time, beating until potato mixture is fluffy and smooth.

*Pipe or spoon potato mixture into shells.  Sprinkle with paprika. Place on a baking sheet. Cover loosely with foil.

*Bake in a 375 degree oven for 10 minutes. Uncover potatoes and bake 10 minutes more or til heated through. 

Nutrional Information per serving: 98 calories, 3 grams protein, 18 grams carbs, 2 grams fat, 5 mg cholesterol, 70 mg sodium, 318 mg potassium.  Not exactly sure what the fiber count is for you doing WW, but an average sized potato has 3 grams of fiber, but that DOES include eating the skin of course. That's where most the fiber is located :) ANYWAYS, I just count this recipe as 2 WW points as I usually don't eat the skin anyways and even if I did, the the point value is right on the border b/w 1 and 2 points, so I always round up :)

There is also Microwaveable directions. I've never tried them this way, but here are the directions in case anyone is interesting :)

Microwave Directions: Micro-cook pricked potatoes at 100% power (high) for 10-12 minutes or til tender. Halve potatoes and prepare filling as above. Place filled potato shells on a 12 inch microwave-safe platter. Cover with venter clear plastic wrap. Cook on high for 1 to 2 minutes or til heated through.
Recipe from Better Homes and Gardens New Dieter's Cook Book


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Lilith Silvermane said...

Sounds so wonderful. I'm not a WW girl, but regardless, the food is healthy and flavorful!

Thanks for sharing and having all the nutrition info as well.

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

These will go great with the pork chops hubby asked for tonight. Thanks.

Garrett said...

Great recipe!

Kristy said...

This sounds really good. I'm always looking for great things to make when my family comes to visit, or when I made dinner when I visit them, and its hard to find things they'll like, but which are healthy for me. This is a perfect - thanks for sharing!

Lawanda said...

Oh good idea with the low fat cream cheese!! I bet Kevin would love these!

leish77 said...

That sounds yummy!! I have to give it a try. Have you ever heard of PB 2? I'm going to post about it sometime this week or next. It replaces Peanut Butter and less fat.

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