How to make a meal out of your vegetables - stuff 'em!

How to make a meal out of your vegetables - stuff 'em!

Vegetables are all too often the poor relation on the plate when it comes to mealtimes. Used either as a side dish or a starter to the main event they can be overlooked. By thinking a little differently about how you prepare your veg you can make them the star of the dish - and one way of doing that is by stuffing them of course!

Here are some super-healthy veggie recipes that will make you look at greens in a whole new light – now get stuffing!

Smoked Salmon Stuffed Avocados RecipeHow to make a meal out of your vegetablesPayasUgym CommunitySmoked Salmon Stuffed Avocado Recipe

Breakfast

Using just three simple ingredients, this stuffed pepper dish salutes the Paleo diet and looks damn fancy as well.

Avocados are renowned for their super-food status, and this recipe for stuffed avos with smoked salmon and egg really couldn’t be easier. Found at Grok Grub, this breakfast treat will fill you up and make you feel a bit special in the morning.

The great thing about mushrooms is not only do they soak up stacks of flavour, they also double as a really handy edible plate. This mushroom, sausage and sweet potato brekkie will keep hunger locked up, and ensure you have a healthy start.

White Bean & Kale Stuffed Sweet Potato RecipeHow to make a meal out of your vegetablesPayasUgym CommunityWhite Bean & Kale Stuffed Sweet Potato Recipe

Lunch

Using cannellini beans and prosciutto this lunch recipe for stuffed mushrooms is raising the bar to accomplished cook level – it tastes great, and it’s really not that hard. Enjoy feeling like a true Masterchef!

The humble jacket potato gets super-charged with this recipe for sweet potato stuffed with white beans and kale. With all the iron and vitamins in this recipe, you’ll be adding it to your favourites list.

It’s great to know that most of these recipes are super cheap to make, so anyone on a budget can eat really well using just a few ingredients, as Poor Girl Eats Well shows here with another scrummy avocado recipe.

Stuffed Courgette RecipeHow to make a meal out of your vegetablesPayasUgym CommunityStuffed Courgette Recipe - Jo Cooks

Dinner

You say zucchini, I say courgette, but however you say it, this recipe from Jo Cooks showcases the health benefits of this much-ignored vegetable. Using minced beef, the recipe also offers a vegetarian alternative.

Less than 200 calories per half pepper, this stuffed pepper recipe from Spache the Spatula is a great one for anyone on a bikini diet. It’s filling, but won’t tip you over the scales.

For those of you left wanting a hit of spicy heat with your meal, check out these stuffed sweet potato skins, which feel like they should be really fattening, but are actually really very good for you. Wins all round!

 


The Author

Laura Briggs

Laura loves running, Pilates and Yoga, and is forever trying to find the time to fit these activities into her life around a busy family. When she's got time to herself you might find her knitting, or in the kitchen trying out an elaborate recipe - healthy of course!.

Comments

Sasha B.
30 May 2015

Sasha B.

I could easily eat this sort of thing for most of my meals but not sure what my kids would think! Still, a good one for me to try when they have their 'pesto pasta' night!!

Clare R.
10 May 2015

Clare R.

some of these will be cheap at the right time of year; but I don't think courgettes come into that category in May. However this will be great when I have my garden glut.

Mike D.
10 May 2015

Mike D.

These all look great but unfortunately are quite time-consuming, not ideal for someone with a famil. But if I had more time I would like to try them all!!

Tanya M.
7 May 2015

Tanya M.

I love baking eggs inside peppers so I'll definitely be trying that avocado breakfast recipe - thanks!

Matthew C.
7 May 2015

Matthew C.

I have never thought of stuffed sweet potato as an alternative to the usual jacket potato. I will give it a try - thanks.

Tom D.
6 May 2015

Tom D.

We often have stuffed mushrooms and peppers but never tried avocado - will have to give it a go next - the photo looks amazing too so we'll probably try out that Jo Cooks recipe too - thanks!

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