This week at work I got the opportunity to speak at a childhood obesity prevention workshop. We were highlighting the We Can! (Ways to Enhance Childhood Activity and Nutrition) program from the National Institutes of Health. If you have children, I highly recommend checking out the We Can! website. Anyways, they have a cookbook that I brought home and I am going to start trying some of the recipes. They are super healthy and kid friendly.
The first recipe was this Tomato Stuffed Quinoa. I ended up changing the recipe a little bit with the ingredients I had on hand. It was really yummy and looked so pretty! The cookbook says to use this as a vegetable side dish but since we are eating more vegetarian lately, it looked like a good stand alone meal as well.
1/2 Chopped Onion
3 Cloves Chopped Garlic
1/2 Chopped Green Pepper
2 Tablespoons Chopped Parsley
1 Cup Quinoa
Preheat oven to 350. Over medium heat, saute onions and garlic first then add the green pepper (or any other vegetables that you think would be good). Cook the quinoa according to directions and add to the mixed ingredients. Hallow the tomato and place the quinoa mixture into the tomato. Cook the stuffed tomato for 15-20 minutes or until soft. Serve immediately.