Loaded Baked Sweet Potato “Healthified”

"Baked sweet potato loaded with zesty black beans, melted cheese, salsa with a dollop of cream. What can be better than a 20 minute meal!" (Skinnytaste Recipe)

Loaded Baked Sweet Potato “Healthified”

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • 4

    medium sized sweet potatoes

  • ½

    cup fat free Greek yogurt (or light sour cream)

  • 1

    tsp taco seasoning

  • 1

    tsp olive or canola oil

  • 1

    red bell pepper, diced

  • ½

    red onion, diced

  • 1

    tsp chili powder

  • ½

    tsp paprika or smoked paprika

  • ½

    tsp cumin

  • a pinch of salt

  • 1-⅓

    cups canned black beans, rinsed and drained

  • ½

    cup mild or spicy salsa

  • ½

    cup reduced fat Mexican cheese blend

  • ¼

    cup chopped scallions or cilantro

Directions

Poke holes in the potato with a fork, cook on your microwave’s potato setting until potatoes are soft and cooked through (about 8-10 minutes on high for 4 potatoes). If you don't have a microwave, bake about 45 minutes at 400°F. Combine yogurt and taco seasoning in a small bowl, mix well. Heat oil in a medium pot over medium heat. Add peppers, onions, chili powder, paprika, cumin and salt; cook until the onions have caramelized slightly, about 5 minutes. Add black beans, stir to combine and heat through (about another 5 minutes). Slice the potato lengthwise down the middle or as I did in the photo, use a fork to pierce the top in an oval shape, then remove the top of each potato. Top with 2 tbsp shredded cheese, 1/3 cup of black bean mixture, 2 tbsp Greek yogurt mixture and 2 tbsp salsa of salsa. Enjoy! Servings: 4 • Size: 1 potato • Old Points: 6 pts • Points+: 8 pt Calories: 307 • Fat: 5 g • Carb: 53 g • Fiber: 10.5 g • Protein: 15 g • Sugar: 1 g Sodium: 312 mg (without salt)


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