I have such a split personality diet. One day I’m blogging about Doritos brownies — not exactly exemplary of healthy eating 🙂 — and next thing you know, I’ve got a nutritious appetizer to share today. Basically, there are two of me — indulgent “devil” Little Bitty (that’s the one who made those cheesy brownies), and healthy “angel” Little Bitty. Lucky for you they both enjoy deliciousness. 😉
Let’s talk potato skins. I bet you’re instantly thinking lovely thoughts of melty cheese, crisp bacon, and rich sour cream. Oh, and the little green onions on top! Yeah, those are “devil” Little Bitty’s potato skins.
But what if “angel” Little Bitty wants a potato skin? She’s not going to settle for eating just a naked potato skin. What’s the point? No, “angel” Little Bitty will round up a bunch of healthy yet flavorful ingredients, throw ’em together, and make chipotle BLT sweet potato skins. 🙂
I brushed spicy chipotle mustard on the skins of cooked sweet potatoes, then filled the skins with low fat cheese, smoky turkey bacon, and sweet sun-dried tomatoes. After a quick trip in the oven, they’re sprinkled with shredded lettuce and dolloped with a cool yet spicy chipotle mustard yogurt sauce. All said, these are spicy and sweet at the same time.
I actually entered these in a contest! Saucy Mama is holding a “Skinny Mama” recipe contest using their line of mustards, and I jumped at the opportunity to take part. Mainly because I’m still waiting for the day I’ll finally win a recipe contest… but also because I actually tried these products last year and loved them… and I’m not even much of a mustard person! (shhh)
Anyway, the recipe contest called for healthy/diet-friendly recipes using one of the Saucy Mama mustards. And although I briefly gave thought to throwing some mustard on a bun-less fat-free hot dog and calling it a day, I thought better, and have these potato skins to show for it. 🙂 The skins are actually gluten free, but they’re also just an all-around good choice for anyone watching calories.
…and if that’s not you — if you’re not a dieting person — don’t worry, I’m sure “devil” Little Bitty will be back soon. 😉
PS – for entering the contest, I get to give away 3 bottles of Saucy Mama mustard. Just leave any old comment here and you’ll be entered!
[print_this]Chipotle BLT Sweet Potato Skins
Potato skins made healthy. Sweet potato skins are brushed with spicy chipotle mustard, then filled with low-fat cheese, turkey bacon, and sun-dried tomatoes. Topped with shredded lettuce and a chipotle mustard yogurt sauce, they’re a sweet and spicy twist on traditional potato skins.
Makes 8 skins (serves 4)
Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour
- 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup Saucy Mama’s Chipotle mustard
- 4 small sweet potatoes
- 1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt (optional)
- 2 slices turkey bacon, crumbled
- 1/4 cup finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes
- 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
- 1/3 cup shredded lettuce
Heat the oven to 400 degrees F. In a small bowl, stir the Greek yogurt and 1 tablespoon mustard until smooth, then set set aside (reserve remaining mustard).
Pierce the sweet potatoes a few times each with fork tines, then loosely wrap each potato in aluminum foil. Place on a baking sheet and bake 40 to 50 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Allow to cool 5 minutes, then slice each potato in half, lengthwise. Allow to cool 10 minutes (cut side up), then scoop out the inside of potatoes.
Rub the outside (skin) of each potato with the reserved mustard, then sprinkle sea salt over top (if desired). Bake the potato skins, skin side up, 5 minutes. Remove from oven, flip the potato skins over, and bake an additional 5 minutes. Sprinkle the turkey bacon, sun-dried tomatoes, and cheese inside the potatoes; bake 3-4 minutes until cheese is melted and toasty.
Nutrition Information (per 2 potato skins): 130 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated, 0g trans), 520mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (2g fiber, 6g sugar), 8g protein[/print_this]