Archive | July, 2012

Twice Baked Potatoes — approved by WW — only 88 calories

Posted on 23. Jul, 2012 in Food

Check out these low calorie and easy to make twice baked potatoes.


3 large baking potatoes

1/2 cup fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth

1 cup 2% Milk Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese, divided

1/3 cup thin green onion slices

1/4 cup Light Sour Cream

1 teaspoon Dijon Mustard

1/4 teaspoon paprika


Heat oven to 400 degrees F.

Pierce potatoes in several places with tip of sharp knife. Bake 1 to 1-1/4 hours or until tender. Immediately cut potatoes lengthwise in half; scoop out centers, leaving 1/4-inch-thick shells.

Beat potato pulp, broth, 1/2 cup cheese, onions, sour cream and mustard with mixer until well blended. Spoon into shells; top with remaining cheese and paprika.

Bake 20 minutes or until heated through.

Makes 6 Servings

Nutritional Info.

Per Serving: 88 Calories; 1g Fat; 2.5g Protein; 17.3g Carbs; 2.3g Fiber

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