Living Well Recipes: Stuffed Tomatoes

Living Well Recipes: Stuffed Tomatoes

A quick and healthy Back to School snack or last minute BBQ appetizer!
WMBD-TV Living Well
Ashley Simper, MS, RD, LDN
Community/Outpatient Dietitian
Central Illinois Dietetic Association Media Spokesperson
OSF Saint Francis Medical Center

Stuffed Tomato Bites
This is an excellent way to use the abundance of tomatoes from your garden and surprise your guests at your next cookout with these tasty delights! 

Ingredients
48 tomatoes, like campari, roma, large cherry or grape tomatoes

Cream Cheese Filling
6 Tablespoons whipped cream cheese
½ cup non-fat plain Greek yogurt
2 teaspoons garlic, minced
¼ cup yellow bell pepper, finely diced
¼ cup white or yellow onion, finely diced
2 Tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
¼ teaspoon salt

Guacamole Filling
2 avocados, mashed
2 Tablespoons lime juice
½ jalapeno, finely diced
2 Tablespoons red onion, finely diced
1 teaspoon garlic, minced
2 Tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
½ teaspoons cumin
¼ teaspoon salt
 

Directions
1. Cut each tomato in half and use a small spoon or melon baller to hollow out each half.
2. In separate small bowls, mix the filling ingredients together.
3. Fill tomato halves with two teaspoons of either filling. 

Each Recipe Serves 8

Nutrition Information
Cream Cheese Filling
Per 6 tomato halves
Calories:  41
Total Fat:   3 g
    Saturated Fat:  2 g
Sodium:  104 mg
Total Carbohydrate:  2 g
    Dietary Fiber:  0 g
Protein:  2 g    Nutrition Information

Guacamole Filling
Per 6 tomato halves
Calories:  69
Total Fat:   5 g
    Saturated Fat:  1 g
Sodium:  78 mg
Total Carbohydrate:  6 g
    Dietary Fiber:  3 g
Protein:  1 g
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