SEASONED BAKED POTATOES WITH VEGGIES AND “SOUR CREAM”

20 Apr

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I hope everyone is having a great start to the week! These potatoes are topped with fat free plain Greek yogurt instead of sour cream. Enjoy these with a side of protein for a balanced meal. Definitely a great way to meal prep for the week!

Lately i’ve been going back and forth with the idea that sweet potatoes are healthier than white potatoes. However, after much research, i’ve concluded that both potatoes can positively or negatively impact your health and/or fitness goals depending on how you eat them. They both have their own nutritional values (sweet potatoes contain fibre and vitamin A, while white potatoes are higher in essential minerals such as iron, magnesium, and potassium).

The toppings are usually what vilify white potatoes, which is why they could be labelled unhealthy. They are often deep fried or topped with heaping scoops of full fat sour cream or sauces high in sodium, but the same label could also apply to sweet potatoes if they are deep fried (sweet potato fries, aka my weakness🙈) and topped with unhealthy toppings. So what’s the bottom line? The form in which you consume a potato is more important than the type of potato you choose to buy, at least that’s my opinion😊

Recipe:

6 medium or small white and red potatoes
2-3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil (or coconut oil)
2 tbsp. all spice seasoning (I used Flavor God)
2 cups diced carrots, scallions, red peppers and red onions
1/3 cup fat free plain Greek yogurt (for topping)
Old fort Cheddar cheese for potato filling (optional)

Preheat oven to 450°F and grease a cast iron skillet with 1 tbsp. of olive oil.

Scrub and wash potatoes, then slice each potato shingles by slicing across each potato without slicing all the way to the end (about 2mm apart). after slicing, nudge each slice slightly to create a little bit of space in each slice to fit the cheese.

Place diced veggies in a bowl and toss with 1 tbsp. seasoning, then place in the skillet. Next, add potatoes to the skillet and sprinkle 1 tbsp. seasoning. Drizzle potatoes with 1 tbsp. olive oil.

Place potatoes in the oven and bake for 45 minutes. However if you’re adding cheese, bring out the potatoes 5 minutes before the end of the baking time and add thin slices of cheese in the potato slices. Place the potatoes back in the oven.

when ready, let the potatoes cool for 5 minutes. Top with 1 tbsp. of Greek yogurt and serve with turkey, chicken, or meat/protein of choice.

6 Responses to “SEASONED BAKED POTATOES WITH VEGGIES AND “SOUR CREAM””

  1. Spring Tomorrow April 20, 2015 at 3:59 pm #

    I often use Greek yogurt in my cooking too. These potatoes look fantastic!!

  2. Sudipti April 20, 2015 at 4:31 pm #

    That picture just rocks. Love!

  3. Sudipti April 20, 2015 at 4:31 pm #

    That picture just rocks. Love!

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