Protein Loaded TWICE Baked Potatoes 2 Ways
Today, we make not 1 recipe but 2 and we bake both of them, twice. LOADED TWICE BAKED POTATOES, PROTEIN STYLE! You can meal prep both of these, they’re not gonna break the bank, and they both pack some serious macros. Before this intro gets too long, let’s just jump right into them! Start this one with a fork, sharp knife, and 1, 2, 3, 4 potatoes. Not small ones either, get the ones that look like a meal. Give those a quick wash if you don’t know where they’ve been and hit them a few times with a fork. Not like this, but more like this. Pretend they were mean to you. This next part you can do 2 ways. In the oven or my choice in the microwave. Depending on how powerful your microwave is, this should take around 15-20 minutes. Flip them over halfway through. You can wrap them in damp paper towel before you microwave them too but who has time for that? And what if you’re out of paper towels? They come out fine without being wrapped. This next part you can do 2 ways. In the oven or my choice? In the microwave. Depending on how powerful your microwave is, this should take around 15-20 minutes. Flip them over halfway through. After the microwave, let them cool for a bit so you don’t burn yourself like I clearly did here. Cut each one in half and scoop out your potato into a bowl. They don’t need to be perfect, just scoop out what you want and you’ll be fine. Now the fun begins. Season and brown 1 pound of a lean ground meat. Today, I’m using beef. Add your browned meat into a bowl followed by 1 cup of broccoli, 1 cup of cottage cheese, 1/2 cup of milk substitute, 3/4 cup of your favorite cheese, a serving of bacon bits, little black pepper, salt, some chives, and of course your potatoes. 1/2 cup of milk substitute, 3/4 cup of your favorite cheese, a serving of bacon bits, little black pepper, salt, some chives, and of course…your potatoes. Mix all of those up until it looks like a child got into your shepherd’s pie and then evenly distribute it into your potato skins. Pack them good and make sure to use all of your mix, it should be just enough. Top them with a serving of bacon bits, some chives, and 1/2 cup of your favorite cheese. Today, I’m using a cheddar blend. You can also switch this recipe up, really however you see fit. Add in fat free ingredients, other or more vegetables, different seasonings, and so on. Alright, now let’s cook these. Throw them in the oven on 350F/176C for around 20-25 minutes. You’ll know they’re done when they look like this! WAIT A SECOND, we’re not done here. Every good meal needs a dessert, or at least that’s what I’ve been telling myself my whole life. Either way, start this one with a fork and 1 2 3 sweet potatoes. Dessert sized. Jab them with a fork so they can breathe and throw them in the microwave for around 12-15 minutes. If your microwave has a potato setting, just use that and flip them halfway through. Remove them from the microwave and after a couple minutes chop each one in half. Scoop your sweet potato out into a bowl as well as you can, they don’t need to be perfect. Follow that by adding in 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 1 container of a Greek yogurt, 1 tablespoon of melted butter, 2 tablespoons of a sweetener, 2 teaspoons of a brown sugar substitute, 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, 2 scoops of a vanilla protein powder, and some crushed up pecans. Mix all of those up good and while it’s mixing add in 1/4 cup of some coconut flour to thicken it up. Evenly distribute your mix into your sweet potato skins, packing them as tight as you can. Top them with whatever you want. Today, we’re doing crushed up pecans, ground cinnamon, and a couple chocolate chips. Take those and bake them in the oven on 350F/176C for 40 minutes or until they look like this… There you go, 2 recipes in 1 video which is a lot better than the last time I heard those numbers. Does anyone get that reference? Let me know in the comments below. Alright, GIVEAWAY TIME! This time we’re not doing it for a shaker, we’re gonna do it for one of my original shirts. All you have to do to enter is drop a comment below and tell me your favorite goto recipe when you’re dieting. Easy enough, right? Don’t forget to check out the link below to the recipe on our website that has all of the calorie variations, ability to scale, and option to print it now. Every week we’re trying to make improvements to the site so keep an eye out for those. With that said, thank you guys for watching. Smack that thumbs up button if you’re liking the consistency of these recipes, subscribe and turn on notifications if you haven’t already and of course… (Long Pause) Did I get anyone? Stay healthy! Just so you guys can understand the struggle sometimes this is now the 3rd time I’m trying to record this video! The first time, the battery died. The second time, the mic died. Yeah, so, hopefully this one goes a little bit better… I don’t know if you guys saw that but see this battery? Alright, I’ve tried to film this video 5 times, 5 times, 5 times, 5 TIMES!