Thursday, April 8, 2010

Loaded Baked Potato - Easy, Yummy, and Healthy!

1 package of extra lean ground turkey (save leftover ground turkey for other great meals) *for vegetarian version, substitute ground turkey for vegetarian chili
1 packet of Lawry’s taco seasoning
1 medium size potato

Toppings (pick and choose):
¼ cup of 2% milk shredded cheddar and jack cheese
Chopped chives
1 tablespoon of butter
1 tablespoon of light sour cream
2 ounces of avocado
2 tablespoons salsa
¼ cup black beans

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place washed potato on a baking sheet and bake for 1 hour. In a frying pan, brown extra lean ground turkey on medium heat. Follow the instructions on the back of the Lawry’s taco seasoning to season the ground turkey. Cooking the turkey should take 20-30 minutes so do this halfway through baking your potato. When potato is done, stuff with 4 ounces of the seasoned, extra lean ground turkey and top as desired with any of the above delicious and healthy options.

This meal is lowfat and packed with fiber and protein to keep you satisfied. Remember to measure out your toppings so that you don’t go overboard and add unnecessary calories. The serving suggestions above should be plenty to fill the potato.

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