Stuffed and Baked Tomatoes

   Pilates on Elmwood

Tasty and not too hard to make. If you prefer, use 8 small tomatoes, bake in muffin cups and reduce baking time to 15 minutes.

Categories: Lunch, Low Calorie, Dinner, Low Fat, Low Cholesterol, Heart Healthy Diet, Dairy-Free, High Fiber Diet, Vegetarian

Here’s What You Need
  • 4 large firm tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 1 cup uncooked instant rice
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced fresh parsley
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2.   In a small saucepan over high heat, bring water to a boil.
  3. Stir in rice; cover and remove from heat.
  4. Let stand covered 5 minutes or until water is absorbed.
  5. Fluff with fork.
  6.   Slice off the top of each tomato and scoop out the pulp, leaving a 1/4 inch thick shell.
  7. Reserve 3 tablespoons of pulp, chopped.
  8. Invert the tomatoes to drain.
  9.   In a medium bowl combine rice, tomato pulp, green pepper, onion, parsley, salt, garlic and olive oil; mix well.
  10. Spoon filling into tomato shells.
  11.   Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes.
Nutrition Facts

Servings: 4, Calories: 143, Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 314mg, Carbohydrate: 29.7g, Protein: 3.6g

About dkpilates

Pilates Instructor, Yoga Instructor, Personnel trainer and Group Fitness Instructor. Don teaches Contemporary and the Authentic forms of Pilates, in the later 90's, Don began his study of Yoga. His study of Yoga includes the Hatha, Iyengar, Bikram, and Astanga disciplines. His other areas of interest in fitness include Martial Arts, Spin, Boot Camp Training, and Weight Training. Don has extensive training and certifications from AFFA, IDEA, MadDog, B-Fit and Polestar. Don Continues his of Pilates education with Michelle Larson in Santa Fe New Mexico. His personal philosophy related to fitness is to aid students in a personalized balance of strength, stamina and flexibility. He is dedicated to design a program specifically for his students independent of the season of their life to create functional movement and help them reach their fitness goals.
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