Sweet potato skins

79 sugar calories

~Shopping List~

  • 1/2 weet potato (sliced lengthwise)
  • Olive oil
  • 1/2 shallot minced
  • 1 cup spinach, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp chickpeas
  • 1 Tbsp cream cheese
  • 1 Tbsp sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mozzarella
  • Salt and pepper

~To do~

Preheat oven to 350F.  Wrap sweet potato loosely in foil and place in oven on baking sheet for 45-60 minutes.

Heat skillet on medium-high and add a drizzle of olive oil.  when oil is hot, sauté the shallot for a couple of minutes, then add spinach and cook until just wilted.  Season with salt and pepper, and remove from heat.  In a bowl, mix together the sautéed vegetables, chickpeas, cream cheese and sour cream.

When sweet potato is cooked and cooled enough to handle, scoop out most of the flesh (throw it out or save if for later).  Fill with cheese/veggie mixture and return to oven for 5 minutes.  Top with mozzarella and bake until cheese is melted (around 3 minutes).


No time to bake the potato?  Turn it into an open faced sandwich with one slice of whole wheat toast.  You can also replace the mozzarella with feta or goat cheese.