WOW – You can stuff it!
Fruits and vegetables are versatile foods which can be used in a variety of creative ways. Using them in non-traditional ways helps boost the nutrients in your meals and cuts the fat and calories (in many cases).
|Explore your creative side by stuffing them…|
|Wrap filling in whole lettuce leaves instead of tortillas||Remove the stem and seeds, add the fillings and cook||Remove the pit, then top with cold filling OR fill and bake||Scoop out the seeds and fill with cottage cheese, yogurt and/or fruit|
1 Tbsp. chili powder
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. onion powder
4 oz. tomato sauce
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
3 avocados, halved
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
• Optional toppings:
diced tomatoes, shredded lettuce, fresh salsa, sour cream or Greek yogurt, sliced scallions, etc.
1.Add the ground meat to a medium-size sauce pan. Cook over medium heat until browned. Drain the fat, and then add seasonings plus the tomato sauce. Add the drained black beans. Stir to combine. Cook for 3-4 minutes.
2.Remove the pit from the halved avocados. To make a larger area for the taco filling, spoon out some additional avocado and set aside. Fill the craters with taco meat and top with cheese and other optional toppings.
- Tomato halves (which have had the seeds scooped out)
- Pepper halves (stem and seeds removed then cooked to soften)
- Portabella or stuffing mushrooms (stems removed and cooked to soften)
- Lettuce leaves (cleaned whole leaves)