Twice Baked Potatoes
It’s been FOREVER since I made twice baked potatoes. The last time I made them was probably in 2012 and I made them with sweet potatoes. That means it’s been 8 years without these crispy, fluffy, delicious little potatoes in my life. What a shame. Regular potatoes were thought of as a no-no when I first started my blog in 2011, but now they are welcomed in the diet for people who are living an active lifestyle. And guess what? I feel WAY better when I eat regular potatoes vs sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes make me feel bloated and uncomfortable. I ignored that feeling for a long time since I was told they were better for me. But this is a great example of learning to listen to YOUR body. Just because something is paleo or not paleo doesn’t mean it will work for you. But when it comes to these potatoes, they hella work for me! I’ll be eating one for breakfast today!
Tell me what you’re doing for the Super Bowl!! In the past, we have always gone somewhere, but now I can stay in the comfort of our own home, in pajamas, snacking while we watch. That makes sports way more enjoyable. When I have to go to a friend’s house, WEARING JEANS, knowing I will snack all afternoon, I immediately would just rather not watch the game at all. I hope stretchy jeans someday aren’t a thing and chaco pants become all the rage…that won’t ever happen. But now that I can rock stretchy pants at home, snuggling with panda, potato in hand – I’m totally in support of sports. No one told me that watching sports was all about being lazy. I get it now.
I mentioned yesterday that I was up all night and at the emergency vet by 4:30am since Jackson came down with a bug. It was a ROUGH 24 hours. All the vet did was give him fluids under the skin since he was dehydrated and then he slept all day, and now he’s back to chewing on his bone as loud as possible at 6am. Animals being sick is so heartbreaking. It’s even more heartbreaking when they sh*t themselves on your couch. He was so sick he couldn’t even get up off the couch. I looked at my husband and mentioned that it seems like Jackson is trying to train us for parenthood. And so far, he’s not making it seem very fun. Our astrologer we met in Bali just read my SIL’s birth chart and she reiterated the fact that we WILL have a daughter someday and my SIL will be the best aunt ever. What the astrologer doesn’t mention is the sh*t we will be cleaning off the couch someday. I hear babies and toddlers poo a lot. Not exactly looking forward to that.
Now before I head out for a busy day, tell me something!! Tell me what you’re making for the Super Bowl!! Tomorrow I will be sharing a post with 60 paleo Super Bowl recipes to help you figure out what to make. But if you already have planned out your menu, I want to know about it! I’m thinking about making my Cobb Dip, Taco Pizza, and Almond Joy Bars! Those three recipes make my heart sing, especially knowing I can eat all of them while wearing pajamas. Now give me a little glance into what you are whipping up!
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
- Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
- Yield: 8-12 1x
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Poke holes in potatoes with a fork then spray each potato with avocado oil spray. Sprinkle salt over each potato then place on a baking sheet and into the oven to bake for 40-45 minutes, until potato is tender and skin is crispy on the outside.
- Let potatoes cool for 5-10 minutes then cut each potato in half. Use a spoon to scoop out the inside of the potato without breaking the skin. Add the inside of the potato to a food processor the repeat with the remaining potatoes. Spray avocado oil spray on each potato skin then place back in the oven to cook on the top rack for 10 minutes.
- While the potato skins bake, cook the bacon in a pan over medium heat until crispy. Set aside on a paper towel to soak up the excess fat then chop into tiny pieces.
- Add the ranch mayo, salt, garlic powder, and black pepper to the food processor with the potato insides. Pulse then blend until completely combined, making sure to not over mix the potatoes because they can become gummy. Fold in 2/3 of the chopped bacon and 2/3 of the chopped chives (the remaining will be used for garnish).
- Add the potato mixture to the potato skins, about 2 tablespoons per potato skin, then place back in the oven to cook for 15 more minutes.
- Garnish with the remaining bacon and chives before serving!
*I used Tessemae’s Ranch Mayonnaise
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