Saturday, March 8, 2008

Stuffed Potatoes

This is another low-calorie dish that I found in the Better Homes and Gardens Calorie-Trimmed Recipes. Jeff made chicken pie last night, and we had leftovers for lunch (do you know how many calories are in a piece of pie? It's ridiculous!). This was after eating a calorie-rich breakfast of fried potatoes and cheesy eggs. So I was excited to find this recipe. It's so low-cal, I even have calories left for dessert!2 large potatoes
1/4 cup plain yogurt
1 tbsp. skim milk
2 tbsp. snipped chives
1 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
Dash pepper
2 tbsp. Parmesan cheese

Scrub potatoes; prick with a fork. Bake potatoes in 375 degree oven for 70 minutes or till done (Actually, I just microwaved 'em. Much faster!). Slice potatoes in half lengthwise. Scoop out inside, leaving shells intact. Mash potatoes (the inside, not the shell). Add yogurt, milk, chives, salt, garlic powder, and pepper. Beat till fluffy. Spoon or pipe to potato mixture into each potato shell. Sprinkle the top of each potato with cheese and paprika. Return to oven (still at 375); bake 10 minutes or till heated through. If desired, place under broiler to lightly brown tops.

Makes 4 servings.
70 calories per serving

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