Stuffed Sweet Potato "Skins"

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This week has called for some “junk food”. Of course we know better...this is much better for you and just as indulgent! I cannot confirm or deny if we made pigs of ourselves on these. Suffice it to say...there were no leftovers!

For variation, try a bit of shredded chicken in your sweet potato "stuffing" mixture!

•2 Sweet Potatoes
•1 tsp sea salt, plus a pinch
•2 tsp garlic powder
•2 tsp onion powder
•4 strips uncured bacon
•1 tbsp coconut oil
•2 small green onions, chopped
•1/4 cup dairy free cheese
•Fresh Parsley for garnish (optional)

  1. Preheat oven to 425.
  2. Slice the potatoes in half, and rub all sides with coconut oil. Also rub a little coconut oil into an iron skillet.
  3. Sprinkle the “pinch” portion of sea salt onto the skin-side of the potato.
  4. Place the potatoes skins down in the skillet, and bake for approx 20 minutes until soft (skins will also begin to crisp).
  5. While the potatoes are baking, cook the bacon until crispy, then crumble.
  6. When the potatoes are ready, remove them from oven. Use a small spoon to scoop out the meat, leaving a small amount in the skin.
  7. Combine the sweet potato meat with all ingredients, except parsley. Gently stuff the mixture into the skins, then Return to oven for approx 10 minutes.
  8. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve!