Healthy Baked Yam Potato Skins
Prep/cooking time: Approximately 1 hour
2 whole medium yams (or sweet potatoes if you can’t find yams)
1 whole shallot, minced
1½ tbsp. butter
1 package baby spinach
2 ounces, light cream cheese
¾ cup light sour cream
1 cup garbanzo beans
1 tbsp. oil
¼ cup shredded mozzarella, low fat
Bake yams (or sweet potatoes) at 350 degrees for 45-60 minute, until fork tender. Cut yams in half lengthwise and cool for 5-10 minutes until easy to handle. Meanwhile, sauté the shallots with butter over medium heat, about 3-5 minutes, or until translucent. Add fresh spinach and sauté 3 more minutes, until wilted. Set aside to cool slightly. Next, scrape insides of the yams into a bowl, leaving a thick layer to protect the skin. Mash the yams with the cream cheese and sour cream. Add the chickpeas, spinach and mix well. Add salt and pepper to taste. Rub olive oil on yam skins and bake 5 minutes to get skins crispy. Fill each potato with the mixture. Top with shredded cheese and bake again for 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted.
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