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Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Juliet's Yummy, Low Calorie, Potato Skins

low calorie potato skins
When I was growing up, my grandmother used to make the best potato skins. I later discovered that restaurants were serving them as well, although in a much greasier form. Today I'm going to post a more diet-friendly recipe for potato skins, based on what my grandmother used to make for me me. I hope you enjoy the recipe as much as I do!


What you need on hand:
- 1 small/medium potato
- Pizza sauce
I use Ragu Pizza Sauce from Safeway-- 60 calories and 1 WW point in 1/2 cup
- Low fat or Non fat cheese
I use Lucerne Fat-Free (not-hydrogenated!) American slices from Safeway -- 30 calories and 1 WW point per slice, but there are plenty of other smart cheese choices
- Fat free sour cream
- A couple of stems of green onion
- Your scale, if you want to know how exactly many points/calories you are eating

How to make them:
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees
- Clean potato and then pierce it with a fork 3-4 times
- Cook your potato in the microwave for 6-7 mins (will vary based on size, cook until soft, and turn it over halfway through if needed)
- Cut the potato in half lengthwise ( careful, it will be hot! )
- Using a fork or spoon, scoop some potato out of each half, leaving a bit behind to line the skin
- Weigh your potato at this point, and note the amount of points (you can use Calorie King to get the calorie information if you need it) -- my skins today were ~4.5 oz before I added toppings
- Measure out 1/2 cup of pizza sauce and spoon it into each half the potato
- Place cheese into each half of the potato, I usually use 1 slice of my cheese total, or 1 WW point, but using a 2 WW point serving of cheese is okay too
- Place potato halves on cookie sheet, and put in oven for 15-20 minutes, depending on how crispy you want them
- Dice your green onion (green onion is a delicious 0 WW point food)
- Combine 2 Tbsb of Fat Free Sour Cream with your green onion, and put on plate with potato skins
- Enjoy! Yum!

The points values here depend on the exact ingredients you use, how much of them you use, as well as the size of your potato. For me, it is 2 WW points for the potato itself (I don't eat the scooped out portion), 1 WW point for the sauce (makes it taste like low calorie pizza), 1 WW point for the slice of cheese, and 0 WW points for the green onion, for a total of 4 WW points for the potato skins. Then add 1 WW point for the sour cream (which you could leave off, or cut in half for 0 points). Totally worth it!

1 comment:

Frances said...

If you do etools on weightwatchers.com it is also very easy to figure the points by potato weight and for everything else. The features are Find and Explore and Recipe Builder.

The recipe looks greeat.

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