Salsa Potato Skins Recipe for Diabetes Meal Plan

These salsa potato skins make a great addition to your diabetic meal plan. Ingredients

4 large russet potatoes

2 tsps olive oil

1 clove garlic, minced

1 cup mild chunky salsa, drained

2 ounces reduced-fat cheddar cheese, shredded

1/4 cup chopped green onions

Preheat oven to 425. Scrub potatoes; pat dry. Pierce several times with a fork. Bake until tender, about 1 hour. Remove potatoes from oven; let cool for 15 minutes. Increase oven temperature to 450.

Cut potatoes into quarters. Scoop out potato, leaving 1/4 inch thick shells. Discard potato flesh or reserve for another use.

In a small bowl, combine oil and garlic. Mix well. Brush insides of potato skins with oil mixture. Place on a baking sheet.

Bake potato skins until almost crisp, about 11 minutes. Top each with 1/2 teaspoon salsa. Sprinkle each with cheese and green onions. Bake until cheese is melted about 2 minutes.

Nutrition per serving-6 potato fries:

201 calories

34 grams carbohydrates

9 grams protein

332 mg sodium

3 grams fat

15 mg cholesterol