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6 Ingredient Healthier Twice Baked Potato


Re-think the spud!  You’ll love my Healthy Twice Baked Potatoes!

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6 Ingredient Healthy Twice Baked Potato / Running in a Skirt

Hi guys!

No doubt about it, I’m a potato fan.  The Hubs and I eat a regular ole’ baked potato (6-8 minutes in the microwave) for dinner pretty often and I’m always roasting (20 minutes at 400 degrees) them for an easy, tasty and healthy side dish.  They are simple to make, filling and oh so tasty!

We even enjoy these Healthy Twice Baked Potatoes on occasion.

6 Ingredient Healthy Twice Baked Potato / Running in a Skirt

Now I know potatoes often get a bad rap in the fitness/health world, but I still don’t shy away from them.  As a runner and mainly plant based eater I need good, nutrient-dense complex carbs and potatoes are one place I get that from.  Carbohydrates are the primary fuel for your brain and a key source of energy for muscles.

I know I basically have no energy and can’t run when I cut back on carbs, so I enthusiastically enjoy healthy choices like potatoes.

6 Ingredient Healthy Twice Baked Potato / Running in a Skirt

And when you can eat something like these Healthy Twice Baked Potatoes….. you too will come back to the potato world!

6 Ingredient Healthy Twice Baked Potato / Running in a Skirt

My Healthy Twice Baked Potatoes are only 6 ingredients and even get a protein boost from greek yogurt.  I use a small amount of whipped, light cream cheese to get that cheesy flavor without overdoing it.

A regular baked potato might be good enough for your weekday meals, but can you imagine serving this on Saturday night?  It looks and tastes like cheesy, potato-y, pillow-y goodness.

6 Ingredient Healthy Twice Baked Potato / Running in a Skirt

So let’s talk a little more about the spud!

Did you know this innocent looking potato actually has more potassium than a banana?  As a runner, I know how critical potassium is to my recovery so it’s something I try to eat often.  Potassium is often an under-consumed nutrient and potatoes are a great way to replenish your supply.  Potassium is often an under-consumed nutrient and potatoes are a great way to replenish your supply.

A medium (5.3 ounce) skin-on potato contains only 110 calories, which really isn’t as bad as a lot of people think!  Potatoes aren’t actually high calorie at all, just high nutrient!  I just think about those calories as healthy bursts of energy. 🙂

6 Ingredient Healthy Twice Baked Potato / Running in a Skirt

Potatoes also contain as much or more of several essential vitamins and minerals than other popular carb options like spaghetti, brown rice or wheat bread.

Plus they taste amazing, come in many forms like russets, reds, yellows, whites, purples, petites and fingerlings.  You can always have them on the table in 30 minutes or less and my favorite two ways (listed at the top of the post) take 20 minutes or less.

6 Ingredient Healthy Twice Baked Potato / Running in a Skirt

Even these super fancy looking Healthy Twice Baked Potatoes can be on your table in less than 30 minutes.

6 Ingredient Healthy Twice Baked Potato / Running in a Skirt

Any way your serve them, these are a spud to enjoy!

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6 Ingredient Healthy Twice Baked Potato / Running in a Skirt
6 Ingredient Healthy Twice Baked Potato
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
18 mins
Total Time
28 mins
 
6 Ingredient Healthy Twice Baked Potatoes are a great way to enjoy a spud!
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Julie Wunder
Ingredients
  • 2 medium russet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons reduced fat cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon whipped light cream cheese
  • 1 green onions sliced
  • splash of milk
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Scrub the potatoes and pierce with a fork.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  3. Microwave for 7-8 minutes, flipping once. You want them to be fully cooked and tender. Exact cooking time will depend on the size of your spud.
  4. Allow the potatoes to cool for a moment. Slice in half and scoop out the center of the potato and put it in a small bowl. Set the "shells" aside.
  5. Mix half the cheddar cheese, Greek yogurt, cream cheese and half of the onions together. Add a splash or two of milk to get a smooth consistency. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Pile the potato mixture back into the shells. Place on a baking sheet and top with the rest of the cheddar cheese.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly.
  8. Before serving sprinkle with the rest of the green onions

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6 Ingredient Healthy Twice Baked Potato / Running in a Skirt

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Inspired to try more potato recipes?  Here are 10 more from Running in a Skirt!

5 Ingredient Crock Pot Rosemary Lemon Red Potatoes

Crock Pot Rosemary Potatoes

Oven Baked Parmesan Garlic Potato Wedges

Herb & Garlic Roasted Baby Red Potatoes

Greek Yogurt & Dill Potato Salad

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Crock Pot Loaded Mashed Potatoes

Vegetarian Crock Pot Breakfast Casserole (uses frozen hashbrown potatoes!)

Vegetarian Crock Pot Breakfast Casserole- so yummy! Perfect for breakfast, brunch or a crowd!

 

Shrimp and Kale Chowder

Crock Pot Vegetarian Baked Potato Soup

Crock Pot Vegetarian Potato Soup recipe / Running in a Skirt

Skinny Crock Pot Potato Cheddar Soup

Cheesy & Easy Foil Packet Grilled Potatoes

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Enjoy the Spud!

And remember to  perform at your best, put potatoes on your plate!  

Search “potatogoodness” on the web for everything you can do with potatoes and all the ways they can power your performance.

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Make sure to stop by PotatoesGoodness.com/performance to learn more about the potato and get inspired to serve it at your table more often!

 

Thanks for stopping by today! Tomorrow I’m sharing a fitness fashion friday with some new kicks that work great from the gym to the store!

Your turn!

What’s your favorite way to eat a potato?

By | 2019-03-28T16:09:52-05:00 December 8th, 2016|All Vegetarian, Food, Side Dishes|51 Comments

51 Comments

  1. […] dish.  Serve this with fresh roasted Garlic Brussel Sprouts, Rosemary Lemon Asparagus or even 6 Ingredient Healthier Twice Baked Potatoes.  It’s also great as a salad […]

  2. Miz Helen December 17, 2016 at 12:07 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    Congratulations Julie!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Enjoy your new Red Plate and thanks so much for sharing with us.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. Rachel December 12, 2016 at 9:16 pm - Reply

    I LOVE twice baked potatoes. I haven’t had them in AGES!! I’ll have to try this recipe. Thank you!

  4. Courtney December 12, 2016 at 5:53 pm - Reply

    I am always in the mood for potatoes. These look absolutely delicious– I wish I had one right now. 🙂

  5. Janelle @ Run With No Regrets December 12, 2016 at 10:30 am - Reply

    Looks delicious! I’m usually not big on baked potatoes but I would kill these! 🙂

  6. Sarah- A Whisk and Two Wands December 12, 2016 at 7:43 am - Reply

    My mother loves twice baked and baked potatoes, these look amazing! I use to eat baked potatoes all the time. Every now and than I get a craving for one but not the heavy filled ones.

  7. Elizabeth O December 12, 2016 at 6:57 am - Reply

    5 stars
    I love potatoes and would eat them every day if I could. I love the recipe and will give it a try this week.

  8. Miz Helen December 11, 2016 at 10:01 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    We love Twice Baked Potatoes and can’t wait to try your recipe. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and have a great week!
    Miz Helen

  9. Farrah December 9, 2016 at 8:24 pm - Reply

    You know I love and adore recipes that don’t take a billion ingredients to make! This looks awesome! I adore potatoes. :]!

  10. Meg @ With Salt and Wit December 9, 2016 at 1:46 pm - Reply

    I love twice baked potatoes! I can’t wait to try these! I love that they are healthy!

  11. Rebecca | NOURISHED. December 9, 2016 at 1:12 pm - Reply

    These look so cheesy and delicious!! The potato is definitely my favourite side dish!!

  12. Jamie December 9, 2016 at 1:11 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    These potatoes look fantastic! These would be such a hit at my house, we all love potatoes!

    • JulieWunder December 11, 2016 at 11:45 am - Reply

      You can’t go wrong with them! Thanks Jamie!

  13. Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche December 9, 2016 at 1:08 pm - Reply

    Ok that’s it, I’m having these for my dinner. They look SO GOOD! Can’t go wrong with cheesy potatoes – especially when they’re healthier too 🙂

  14. Nico @ yumsome December 9, 2016 at 1:08 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    I love baked potatoes, and they are so perfect for winter, aren’t they? And even more perfect when they’re twice-baked – definitely worth making that little bit of extra effort for.

    Love your photos too – so mouthwatering! x

  15. Annmarie December 9, 2016 at 10:17 am - Reply

    I have not had twice baked potatoes in so long! Yours look absolutely delicious!

  16. Ilka December 9, 2016 at 10:04 am - Reply

    Julie – I’m such a potato fan. Potatoes are filled with great nutrients, especially for active people!
    This such tasty recipe idea! I really want to try it! Yum!

    • JulieWunder December 11, 2016 at 11:42 am - Reply

      Thanks Ilka! Such a good choice with the potassium too!

  17. Our Family World December 9, 2016 at 8:51 am - Reply

    5 stars
    I’ve never thought that baked potato is twice healthier! This is really tempting and I’m craving for this one right now. I would love to try this recipe today later. Perfect for my diet.

  18. abbey sharp December 8, 2016 at 11:38 pm - Reply

    YUM!! This looks like a greater starter side, and that cheddar cheese, ommmmgg

  19. Kristy from Southern In Law December 8, 2016 at 9:44 pm - Reply

    These look absolutely delicious! What a perfect dinner addition!

  20. Jeanine December 8, 2016 at 8:33 pm - Reply

    I’m not a huge potato fan but these I love making. They are really good, so I would love to try this twice baked potato. It looks and sounds delicious!

  21. Blane Sherer December 8, 2016 at 7:45 pm - Reply

    I look at it like potatoes themselves are fine
    but the bad wrap should be more about what
    else people typically add or do with potatoes.
    Looks tasty and still a healthy dish ( smile ).

  22. Jessica @ Nutritioulicious December 8, 2016 at 6:59 pm - Reply

    I hate that potatoes get so much hate, they have so many nutrients! Love this healthier version of twice baked potatoes!

  23. Laura December 8, 2016 at 5:47 pm - Reply

    I love all potatoes too! Especially twice baked!

  24. Jenny December 8, 2016 at 4:03 pm - Reply

    I love twice baked potatoes!! These sound so good, love that they are a healthier version too!

  25. Emily Holdorf December 8, 2016 at 2:47 pm - Reply

    I love twice baked potatoes! Definitely trying this 🙂

  26. Jocelyn @ Hip Mama's Place December 8, 2016 at 1:37 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    I had no idea there was more potassium in a potato than a banana, thats really good to know. I enjoy baked potatoes but have never made them twice baked and i see that i am missing out! These look really tasty, i will add this to my dinner list for the week.

    • JulieWunder December 11, 2016 at 11:31 am - Reply

      I know! Isn’t that cool! Hope you enjoy these.

  27. Oh yum! Cheesy potatoes? Yes please!

  28. Susie @ SuzLyfe December 8, 2016 at 7:01 am - Reply

    OMG THIS TAKES ME BAAAAAAACK.
    Annnnd I’m a kid again 😀

  29. heather @Lunging Through Life December 8, 2016 at 6:51 am - Reply

    I’m not sure if it’s just my computer, (which could be; my internet struggles some days!) but I can’t find the link for the recipe? These look heavenly, though. I haven’t bought brown potatoes in so long! We always have red.

    • JulieWunder December 8, 2016 at 11:12 am - Reply

      Not you! It was me! I forgot to click the box that added the recipe page. It’s up now! Thanks for letting me know.

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