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Reduced Calorie Hasselback Red Potatoes

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My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

Calories 230
Protein 13g
Fat 5g
Carbs 35g
Total Time 1 hour

If you’re a fan of Hasselback potatoes like me, then you’ll love this hack!

In many traditional “bar food” versions,  Hasselback potatoes are made by wedging pieces of butter in between the individual slices and then baking it.  It’s undeniably delicious (and undeniably a calorie-bomb, especially when you add the toppings).

Instead of using butter and oil to soften , how about using water?!  It dramatically reduces the calories from fat while also keeping it delicious so it is nourishing for your body.

It’s this simple – slice them up, spray or rinse with water, then wrap them in Reynolds Wrap nonstick foil (to prevent any sticking and eliminate the need for oil), then “steam” in the oven or grill. Reynolds Wrap is produced using food safety and quality standards, it’s my go-to both in the kitchen or on the grill. Great way to enjoy a lighter grilling experience!

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Reduced Calorie Hasselback Red Potatoes

Ingredients

Ingredients for 2 loaded Hasselback potatoes

  • 10oz (~284g) red potatoes (roughly 5oz each)
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese (I used a reduced calorie Mexican blend)
  • 4 tablespoons plain yogurt
Steps
  1. Fire up the grill (or set oven to 400F).
  2. Place chopsticks on a flat surface and place 1 red potato between the chopsticks.  Using a sharp knife, and being very careful, slice up the red potato into thin slices and be careful not to cut all the way through.  The chopsticks are designed to prevent the knife from slicing all the way through.  Once you cut it up, carefully fan out the slices using your fingers so they can “breath.”  Heavily spray the potato with water OR rinse it under cold water.
  3. Tear off a sheet of Reynolds Wrap nonstick foil, then place then sliced potato in the middle.  Wrap up the potato so it’s like a dome (or “steam chamber”).  Repeat for the other potato.
  4. Cook on the grill or in the oven for at least 50 minutes OR until the potato is fully cooked.
  5. Peel back the foil then top with shredded cheese and try as much as possible to wedge some of the cheese into between the wedges.
  6. Place back on the grill (or oven) for an additional 5 to 7 minutes to completely melt the cheese.  Enjoy as is or top with your favorite toppings such as yogurt and chives.

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Calories
230
Protein
13g
Fat
5g
Carbs
35g
Sodium
Fiber
3g
Sugar
2g
About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.