Enchilada Stuffed Tomatoes for Cinco de Mayo
You fill these stuffed tomatoes with black beans, corn, bell pepper, onion and a bit of cheese and then smother them in enchilada sauce. Perfect for a Cinco de Mayo celebration but quick and easy enough for any weeknight. This recipe is sponsored by Produce for Kids. To see more of the recipes I’ve developed for Produce for Kids, click here.
In one of my recent newsletters I answered a reader’s question about getting out of her weeknight meal rut.
I sympathize. In my house we get into big deep ruts as well. Our most recent rut is with Mexican food, which especially sucks when Cinco do Mayo is coming up. I want to make something special for Cinco do Mayo but the only things that comes to mind are the vegetarian fajitas and tostados that we’ve been making for years. They’re tasty, but not exciting. I’ve made them far too many times. When Produce for Kids asked me to develop a Stuffed Tomatoes recipe for them, I decided to give them some Mexican flare; I came up with stuffed tomatoes that would rock our Cinco de Mayo celebration. These tomatoes are stuffed with a simple mixture of black beans, corn, onions, and bell pepper and a bit of shredded cheese. Then they’re smothered in enchilada sauce. The enchilada sauce is homemade and is made out of the pulp from the tomatoes (the stuff you carve out to make the the tomatoes stuffable). It’s a really healthy meal full of all the Mexican flavors that we love for for Cinco de Mayo.
Why is my recipe over at the Produce for Kids site? Last year, Produce for Kids and I worked together to come up with family-friendly healthy recipes. I developed 7 recipes for them and photographed those and a whole bunch more. This year we’re teaming up again with another round of healthy recipes to share with you. I’ll be telling you all about these new recipes in the weeks ahead.
Produce for Kids is a healthy family resource that offers meal planning tools and healthy recipes for your family. All of the recipes are approved by a registered dietitian for containing all the nutrients your kids need (and not too much of the things they don’t). All nutritional info for each recipe is given as well.