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Healthy Stuffed Potato Skins

Sometimes potatoes get a bad rap in the health food industry. Actually, potatoes can be pretty darn nutritious when cooked the right way and enjoyed in moderation. They are packed with potassium and fiber and are naturally fat- and cholesterol-free. With that knowledge, you can enjoy our 5-Ingredient Healthy Stuffed Potato Skins sans guilt!
We have utilized chicken, turkey bacon, and low-fat cheese in this recipe and added broccoli to ensure that you’re getting the healthiest potato skins we could come up with! This would be an awesome game-day appetizer or paired as a side with BBQ Chicken.

INGREDIENTS :

  • 3 large potatoes
  • 1 cup of chicken, pre-cooked and shredded
  • 1/2 cup of broccoli, pre-cooked and chopped
  • 6 slices of turkey bacon, nitrate-free (pre-cooked, chopped)
  • 1 1/2 cups of shredded low fat sharp cheddar cheese
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

INSTRUCTIONS :

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Prick the potatoes a few times, put them on a baking sheet, and bake for about 60 minutes.
  3. When the potatoes are done, take them out of the oven and cut in half lengthwise.
  4. Scoop half the potatoes out of their skins and into a mixing bowl.
  5. Scoop the rest of the potatoes out and into a container to set aside for later.
  6. Add cooked shredded chicken, cooked chopped broccoli, cooked and chopped turkey bacon, and 1 cup of cheddar cheese to the bowl and mix it together.
  7. Season with sea salt and pepper.
  8. Divide the mixture between 6 halves of potato skins, top with ½ cup cheddar cheese, and bake for 5-7 more minutes until cheese is melted. Serve warm.

You can find complete recipes of this Healthy Stuffed Potato Skins in skinnyms.com

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HEALTHY

QUINOA ENCHILADA CASSEROLE

A lightened-up, healthy enchilada bake that you can enjoy guilt-free, chockfull of quinoa, black beans and cheesy goodness. And the leftovers taste even better!
I think it’s safe to say that I have somewhat of a love affair with Mexican food. Whether it’s fish tacos, cheesy enchiladas or a giant burrito the size of my forearm, I could honestly live off of all of these for the rest of my life.
So when Old El Paso asked me to be their brand ambassador for the next year, well, how could I say no? It just gives me an excuse to make even more of my favorite Mexican-inspired dishes to share with you all! And to start things off, I just had to share my favorite Mexican comfort food lightened-up.
Now this is a super easy enchilada bake with quinoa instead of tortilla. By using quinoa, we’re adding in some fun healthy goodies, like protein and fiber, and there’s absolutely no rolling or wrapping of any kind. You can simply throw everything into a bowl, mix it up, and bake it from there. Yes, it doesn’t get easier than that!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 (10-ounce) can Old El Paso™ mild enchilada sauce
  • 1 (4.5-ounce) can Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles, drained
  • 1/2 cup corn kernels, frozen, canned or roasted
  • 1/2 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1 avocado, halved, seeded, peeled and diced
  • 1 Roma tomato, diced

INSTRUCTIONS :

  1. In a large saucepan of 2 cups water, cook quinoa according to package instructions; set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly oil an 8×8 or 2 quart baking dish or coat with nonstick spray.
  3. In a large bowl, combine quinoa, enchilada sauce, green chiles, corn, black beans, cilantro, cumin and chili powder; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. Stir in 1/2 cup cheddar cheese and 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese.
  5. Spread quinoa mixture into the prepared baking dish.
  6. Top with remaining cheeses.
  7. Place into oven and bake until bubbly and cheeses have melted, about 15 minutes.

You can find complete recipes of this QUINOA ENCHILADA CASSEROLE in damndelicious.net