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Naturally Made Twice Baked Turkey Stuffed Potatoes

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Russet Potatoes have had a bad rap for some time now.  They are considered “starchy,” or high in carbohydrates. And although that is true, they are full of nutrients and fiber (which slows digestion and blood sugar spikes)! The skins of the potato carry the most nutrients since they are grown in the ground and are packed with essential minerals.  Russet potatoes are FULL of valuable minerals such as Calcium, Iron, phosphorus, magnesium, and the highest value being potassium which contains 47% of your daily needs!

Potassium is a crucial nutrient. With all of the processed foods most people consume and a lack of whole foods, very few people are getting enough it.  One of the main signs of having a potassium deficiency is Hypertension, or High Blood pressure.  Since its main function is to control water balance in the body, without enough potassium, salt (or sodium)  cannot not be excreted from the body effectively, thus leading to high blood pressure!

If you or a loved one suffers from high blood pressure, try increasing your potassium intake and lowering your salt intake before taking prescription meds (NOTE: Always consult your doctor!). Natural food, untouched by man, is the best medicine of all.

Enjoy this Naturally Made recipe PACKED with potassium your family is going to love!

Naturally Made Twice baked Turkey Stuffed Potatoes

Ingredients

  • 3 large Russet potatoes
  • 1 lbs ground turkey
  • 1/2 c. Plain greek yogurt (or regular sour cream, not light)
  • 1/2 c. shredded Cheese of choice (I used a mexican blend of natural cheese)
  • 1/2 c. Salsa (more or less to taste)
  • 1/3 c. chopped green onion or chives
  • salt and pepper to taste
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Rinse and scrub potatoes. Rub with olive oil and prick each one with fork. Place in preheated oven at 400 degrees. Bake for 1 to 1.5 hours depending on oven. Mean while sauté the turkey breast in a little olive oil and keep warm in pan.
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The potato skins will be crispy when done. scoop out insides into a large bowl.
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Add all remaining ingredients to the potato mixture. (Note: If wanting to watch carbohydrate intake, you can leave out some of the potato insides. We set aside 1 whole potato inside for this dish.)
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Mix to combine
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Stuff back into potato skins on a baking pan and place back in oven at 425 degrees
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I set aside some of the “stuffing” for my 20 month twins since the skins are still a little tough for them. Serve with a vegetable of choice!
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This is Maximus, loving his veggies. One thing I never did was make anything special or “kid friendly” for my boys. They eat what we eat… therefore we don’t have picky eaters!
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Twice Baked Turkey Stuffed Potatoes! Enjoy!

Here is a list of more NATURAL foods  full of potassium:

  1. Yams
  2. Beet greens (add to a green smoothie !)
  3. White beans
  4. Dates (add Lara bars in your diet!)
  5. Yogurt (all natural plain… my favorite is Fage greek yogurt!)
  6. Dried fruit (raisins, apricots)
  7. banana’s
  8. coconut water (my favorite post-workout drink!)

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10 thoughts on “Naturally Made Twice Baked Turkey Stuffed Potatoes

  1. I’m officially in love with your recipes! They are all so simple and so good! Can’t wait to add this one to the rotation. Oh, I’m trying your cookie recipe tonight- can’t wait! 🙂

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  2. Darn!
    We are dairy free in our house. Due to our 3 month old having a weird allergy to a protein in cows milk, he may grow out of it.
    And when he does we are going to give this recipe a try!

    Loving your recipes!

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    1. Bummer! You can still make them without the cheese and greek yogurt/sour cream! Add a little more salsa (mild if you are breastfeeding) to maintain the moisture and some broccoli! I think it would still be delicious 🙂 Congrats on your new little bundle! I miss that age!

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  3. I just made these tonight and they were sooooo yummy!!! Everyone gobbled them up!!! Thanks for the great recipe!

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