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Directions for: Healthy Potato Skins

Ingredients

2 medium sweet potatoes

1 tsp olive oil

1 small onion, diced

1 clove garlic, minced

1 bag baby spinach (about 9oz.)

2 scallions, thinly sliced

4 oz low fat free cream cheese

¼ cup low fat buttermilk

2 slices bacon

2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese

1 tsp salt

¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper

1 tsp vegetable oil

Directions

1. Pre-heat oven to 350F. Place sweet potatoes directly on oven rack, bake for 45 minutes or until fork tender. Meanwhile, in deep sauté pan heat oil, cook onion for 2-3 minutes until soft, add garlic and cook one minute more. Add entire bag of spinach and scallion, cover and cook 3-4 minutes until spinach has wilted. In another sauté pan cook bacon, when crisp transfer to a plate lined with paper towel to drain. When cool chop bacon into small pieces, reserve for later.

2. When sweet potatoes are cooked, allow to cool for 5 minutes then carefully slice in half, scoop out inside of potato into a bowl. Add cream cheese, buttermilk, salt and pepper and mash together until smooth. Add spinach and scallion mixture, stir well.

3. Using a pastry brush lightly coat the outside of each potato skin with the vegetable oil. Fill each of the shells with the filling and top with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese. Transfer back to the baking sheet and cook for 15-20 minutes or until the top is golden brown and skins are crispy. Top with bits of bacon and serve.

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