Food and Fitness: Twice Baked Potato With a Side of Crunches


Click on the appetizing potato to gather more information about it.

Ingredients you will need:

4 medium potatoes

8 ounces of lean ground beef (Substituting tofu and chicken in for the beef is ok too)

1 cup of finely chopped broccoli florets

1 cup of water

1 cup of cheddar cheese – reduced fat or fat free

1/2 cup of sour cream – reduced fat or fat free

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1/4 teaspoon of pepper

3 sliced scallions

Directions you should follow:
Poke the potatoes all over leaving tiny holes.  The easiest way to do this is by using a fork.
Put them in the microwave for about 20 minutes.  Within this time you will want to keep turning them over every 5 minutes and also follow these next steps.
Brown the beef, or food of your choice, for 3-5 minutes and then put it in a large bowl.
Raise the heat and put the broccoli and water into to the skillet.  Cook for 4-5 minutes or until it is tender.
Having the potato sitting horizontally, cut the top third of it off.  If you’d like, you can save that part for another use or time.
Begin to dig the inside of the potato out  and put it into a medium sized bowl.
Place the potato shells in a small baking dish and then put in 1/2 of the 1 cup of cheddar, all of the sour cream, all of the salt and pepper.
Mash all of this together.
Put the broccoli in the same bowl as the meat and then add your 3 sliced scallions.

Take your potato mixture and add it to the bowl with the broccoli, meat, and scallions.

Scoop out even portions of the filling you have created and put it in all of the potato shells.
Sprinkle the left over cheese on top.
Microwave on high until the filling is hot and the cheese is melted, 2 to 4 minutes.

After this they are ready to serve!  You can use these as an appetizer or dinner.

Vertical Leg Crunch
Click to see more exercises along with the Vertical Leg Crunch

How to make this a part of your daily routine:
Lie down on your back on the floor and have your legs extended upward towards the ceiling with your knees crossed.
If you need support, put your hands on the floor.
Pull your chest towards your knees which will lift your shoulders off of the floor.  Feel your abs contract.
Slowly lower your shoulders back down to the floor.
Make sure you keep your legs in the same position the entire time and repeat the exercise to your desired amount of times.


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