Delectable Twice Baked Sweet Potato with Bacon & Cream Cheese accompanied by Sweet Pepper & Rocket Side Salad with Tangy Orange & Mustard Dressing

  

A light tea tonight! Delectable Twice Baked Sweet Potato with Bacon & Cream Cheese accompanied by Sweet Pepper & Rocket Side Salad with Tangy Orange & Mustard Dressing. If you’re a fan of Sweet Potatoes you will love this! You can of course substitute ordinary potato either it will work just as well. I love twice baked potatoes & have featured them several times on the blog. They are just so moreish! 8 propoints or 1pp on F&H I made this for myself so it serves 1 but you can easily multiply the recipe if serving more than 1 person. I Hope your Monday evening is great.   
For the Twice Baked Sweet Potato with Bacon & Cheese:

225g Sweet Potato (you can have a slightly larger normal potato if using for the same points 300g)

2 Bacon Medallions Diced Finely

2 Spring Onions Sliced Finely

20g Philadelphia Lightest Cream Cheese

18g Reduced Fat Grated Cheddar

Salt & Black Pepper

Fresh Chives to Garnish

  For the Side Salad:

A Mixture of Rocket Leaves & any other Salad Leaves you want

A Small amount Red Pepper Finely Diced

A Small amount Yellow Pepper Finely Diced

A Small amount Red Onion Finely Diced
For the Orange & Mustard Dressing:

Approximately 1 Tsp Rice Wine Vinegar

ยฝ a small Orange (such as a Clementine)

A Tiny Tip of a Tsp of Dijon Mustard

Black Pepper  Preheat your oven to 200c and wash the sweet potato well. Place in the hot oven for an hour until soft. Set aside for about 10 minutes to cool while you prepare the filling. Fry the bacon pieces in a medium hot pan sprayed with oil for 3 to 5 minutes until fully cooked through & browning. Add the sliced spring onions to the pan stirring for about 30 seconds to a minute until just starting to soften. Carefully slice the sweet potato lengthwise in half with a sharp knife. Carefully scoop out the flesh from the sweet potato into a bowl leaving a small edge of sweet potato in the skin if possible to make it sturdier (donโ€™t worry if it all comes away it will just be a bit extra delicate when lifting. Place the cream cheese into the bowl with the sweet potato & season with salt & black pepper. Mash well with a fork making sure the cream cheese is well combined with the sweet potato flesh. Add the bacon & spring onion mix (I like to reserve a few pieces for the tops of the finished potatoes to garnish) Mix this through gently with a spoon. Place the empty potato shells in an ovenproof dish or on a baking tray that you have sprayed with oil & spoon the sweet potato mix evenly & lightly back into each potato skin. Top with half the grated cheese per potato (add the reserved bacon & spring onion topping at this stage if you are following that step). Return the potatoes to the oven for about another 20 minutes until the cheddar has melted & is bubbling. Meanwhile prepare the dressing for the salad by mixing all the ingredients together very well in a small bowl or glass. Prepare the salad ingredients & lightly drizzle with the dressing. Very carefully lift the potatoes onto your plate with a spatula, top with chopped chives & enjoy!

  

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I’m not pro pointing a single solitary thing today, that’s because it’s my Birthday! And treats will be had! ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ‘ฏ๐ŸŒธ But I do have a lovely birthday gift for you all. As promised last night (it took me waaaay longer than expected, it’s quite a comprehensive list) attached is your list of Salad Dressings fully pointed for your convenience. There are 12 photos in total so swipe across to see them all if you’re viewing on a phone. Now salad is the age old answer when it comes to weight loss going back as far as the ancient greeks & romans believe it or not! We all reach for the salad when the skinny jeans start to pinch a bit at the waist but did you know you can sabotage all your good intentions with dressings? Dressings can be unbelievably high in calories & oil & put ruin to the entire salad if you’re consuming it in a bid to lose weight. Be very careful what you choose, if eating out always ask for dressing on the side that way you can control the amount that goes on your salad & opt for vinaigrettes, balsamic or sweet chilli sauce over creamier caesar or thousand island varieties if possible. Some of the points in these babies really shocked me. I pointed 15ml/15g which is 1 level tablespoon (not heaped) also I pointed by 100ml/100g to get a better overall estimation of the differences between the different dressings on an equal measurement and finally I pointed them all by bottle size as if you’re the only one in the house that uses it (like me) it just gives a different estimation for you. I really hope you find it useful, I’m off to eat cake! ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ™ˆ๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿ’•