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Stuffed Tomatoes with Quinoa, a great option to maintain your diet

Stuffed Tomatoes with Quinoa, spinach and cheese are a great option when you need a change from the traditional breakfast or fried snacks. The filling in tomatoes has wide options; it can be either vegetable, grains, beans or simply cheese.

Stuffed Tomatoes with Quinoa, a great option to maintain your diet

Quinoa or quinoa is a superfood that cannot be missing from your shopping list, not only for its delicious flavor but also for its many health benefits.

Quinoa has the special characteristic that it can be consumed as a cereal, therefore, it is also called pseudocereal. This is why we find most of its calories in the form of complex carbohydrates.

It also contains about 16 grams of protein per 100 grams and unsaturated fats. Due to its composition rich in nutrients, quinoa is, without a doubt, one of the healthiest foods that exist.

In 1996 it was listed by the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) as one of the crops with a great future for humanity, due to its benefits, various uses and, above all, because it is considered a great source for alleviate malnutrition problems

This seed comes from the Andes and is rich in vitamins and minerals.

Make these stuffed tomatoes healthier with quinoa and spinach. They serve as a complete breakfast with required fiber. Baked tomatoes with quinoa stuff and melting cheese on top make it kids friendly and an easier option for any time of the day.

INGREDIENTS

4 Tomatoes

1/2 cup Quinoa

1 cup Spinach , washed and chopped

2 cloves Garlic , minced

1/2 teaspoon Black pepper powder

1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese , shredded

PREPARATION

To prepare Stuffed Tomatoes with Quinoa, Spinach and Cheese, preheat Oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit/180 degrees Celsius.

In a medium sauce pot, add a cup of water and bring it to boil. Wash quinoa thoroughly with water.Add quinoa to the boiling water and cook until water is absorbed completely. Set aside

In a pan, heat oil over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add minced garlic and chopped spinach. Cook until the spinach is wilted. Add salt and pepper to the cooked spinach and keep it aside

Wash tomatoes and remove top portion of the tomato. Scoop the flesh inside the tomatoes and add salt. Keep aside. Mix cooked quinoa and spinach together.

Stuff the tomatoes with quinoa spinach mixture. Line a Baking tray with non-stick baking spray. Arrange the stuffed tomatoes on the tray. Cover the tray with aluminum foil.

Bake the tomatoes for about 20 minutes. Remove the aluminum foil and top the tomatoes with mozzarella cheese. Broil the tomatoes for about 8 minutes until the cheese melts.

Serve the Stuffed Tomatoes with Quinoa, Spinach and Cheese Recipe along with a glass of Mulled Apple Juice Recipe and Breakfast Hash Browns Recipe to enjoy your breakfast.

 

Arymel García

Editor of muii.in. Passionate about nutrition and healthy living, I have been a content creator for 8 years.+ info

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