Skinny Taco-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

 

Taco night never tasted so good and so healthy! Tender, nutritious sweet potatoes are paired perfectly with lean taco meat and your favorite toppings. You can easily bake and assemble the sweet potato boats ahead. When ready to eat, reheat, add the toppings and you’re ready for dinner! So hearty, each serving has 352 calories, 9 grams of fat,  9 Blue WW Freestyle Smart Points and 9 Green. 
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 352kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 medium, (about 5-6 oz each) sweet potatoes, skin on
  • 1 pound extra lean ground beef or ground turkey, see shopping tips
  • 1 cup onions, diced
  • 1 (1 oz) package Lawry’s taco seasoning or use McCormick taco seasoning mix (for gluten-free)
  • ¾ cup water

Ingredients for Toppings:

Instructions

  • To Make Sweet Potatoes: Preheat oven for 425 degrees.  Prick sweet potatoes all over with a fork. Wrap each in foil and bake for ~45 minutes depending on the size, until soft. Or you can cook them in the microwave on High until soft, 10 to 12 minutes. (do not wrap in foil for microwave)
  • To Make Taco Meat: in a large nonstick pan, add ground beef and onions. Cook until beef has browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the beef as it cooks; Pour into a colander, and drain excess fat. Add beef back to pan. Stir in taco seasoning and water. Mix well. Bring to a boil, turn heat down to simmer, and cook uncovered, for 5 minutes. Stir often.
  • To Make Each Taco Stuffed Sweet Potato: Cut each sweet potato in half. Mash the flesh a bit with a fork and mix in 1 tablespoon ranch dressing. Top each sweet potato with about 1 cup of the taco mixture, 1 tablespoon cheese, ½ cup lettuce, ¼ cup tomatoes. Drizzle each with 1 tablespoon ranch dressing over the top. Spoon some salsa over the top.

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Notes

Prep Tips
Use my recipe for
The BEST Skinny Ranch Dressing (3 ingredients). Or, use your favorite store-bought light ranch. You could also use light sour cream or non-fat plain Greek yogurt to replace the ranch dressing.
Shopping Tips
Most supermarkets sell extra lean ground beef. I used the 96% lean ground beef from Trader Joe’s. Sometimes I use grass-fed 94% lean ground beef  I found at my local supermarket. You could also use ground turkey if desired. Once you brown the beef and drain the fat, the calories and fat will be even less.

WW Freestyle SmartPoints
9-Blue
WW SmartPoints Green 9-Green
WW Points Plus 7 
SKINNY FACTS: for 1 taco stuffed sweet potato
352 calories, 9g fat, 3g sat fat, 74mg chol, 0g trans fat, 32g prot, 37g carbs, 6g fiber, 634mg sod, 13g sugar
FACTS: for SmartPoints
352 calories, 3g sat. fat, 32g protein, 13g sugar

Skinny Facts

Serving: 1stuffed tacoCalories: 352kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 32gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 77mgSodium: 634mgFiber: 6gSugar: 13gBlue Smart Points: 9Green Smart Points: 9Plus Points: 7

 

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