Learn to Prepare These 4 Healthy Stuffed Veggies

The daily consumption of vegetables is one of the keys to enjoying good health and a balanced weight. If you have exhausted all your ideas for including vegetables in your daily diet, surely you will love to learn how to prepare some of the following five healthy recipes for stuffed veggies.

Making stuffed veggies is a delicious and nutritious way to eat vegetables combined with other healthy ingredients. These recipes are very low in calories and are ideal to include in your diet at any time.

Stuffed peppers

This recipe for stuffed peppers is very healthy since it replaces ground beef with miso barley paste. This is a delicious combination that reduces the consumption of saturated fats, providing instead important nutrients for your body.

Calories: 267


• 1 package of miso barley paste.
• 3 cups of baby arugula.
• ¼ cup of feta cheese.
• Olive oil.
• 4 small peppers, cut in half and with the seeds removed.

How to prepare it?

• Preheat the oven to 180 °C (350 °F) and while it is heating up, cook the miso barley paste, according to the instructions on the package, in water and salt.
• When the miso barley paste is ready, drain it, return it to the pan and add the baby arugula, feta cheese, olive oil and ¼ teaspoon of salt and a little ground black pepper.
• Use this mixture to fill the peppers, then place them in a baking pan, cover with aluminum paper and place in the oven until they soften (about 40 minutes).

Stuffed sweet potatoes

Sweet potatoes contain an important amount of vitamin A, which is essential for the health of your eyes and skin. They are also a rich source of potassium which is important for the nervous system and muscle function, and vitamin B6 which helps the body to fight infections.

Calories: 325


• 2 medium sweet potatoes
• ¾ of a whole broccoli chopped small
• Olive oil
• 1 garlic clove
• A pinch of ground red pepper
• ¼ cup of mozzarella cheese

How to prepare it?

• Wash the potatoes well and then boil them for about 25 minutes, with the skin on.
• When they are ready, remove from the heat and strain out the water. Let it sit for 10 minutes.
• While they are cooling, wash and then cook the broccoli in water with a little salt for 5 minutes.
• Preheat the oven to 200 °C (400 °F).
• Cut off a small portion from the top of the potatoes and remove the inside being careful not to get too close to the edge.
• Place this in a bowl and mash, then add the cooked broccoli, diced garlic, salt and red pepper, mixing it well.
• Next refill the sweet potatoes with this mixture and sprinkle grated mozzarella cheese on top.

Stuffed tomatoes with tuna

Stuffed tomatoes with tuna are a delicious recipe, low in calories and excellent for lunch.


• 6 mature tomatoes
• 1 can of tuna
• ½ white onion, finely chopped
• 1 small jar of mayonnaise
• ¼ cup of capers

How to prepare it?

• Wash and disinfect the tomatoes, using a little water with vinegar to clean them well.
• Cut off the top part of each tomato and remove the seeds and pulp, being very careful not to damage the outer shell or skin.
• In a separate bowl, marinate the tuna by adding a little mayonnaise and the chopped onion.
• Finally, you can refill the tomato skins with the mixture and decorate the top with capers.

Stuffed avocado

The avocado is a nutritious and delicious fruit that we can easily include in a great number of recipes. This stuffed avocado recipe is a healthy and delicious way to eat avocados, taking advantage of the healthy properties of the other ingredients as well, such as tuna, tomato and spices.


• 2 mature avocados
• 1 medium can of tuna
• ½ small onion
• 1 hard boiled egg
• 1 tomato
• A handful of fresh cilantro leaves
• The juice from one lemon
• 4 tablespoons of mayonnaise (60 g – 2 ounces)
• 2 teaspoons of mustard (20 g – 0.7 ounces)
• Salt and pepper to taste

How to prepare it?

• In a bowl mix the tuna, tomato, onion and boiled egg (which have all been previously chopped or sliced).
• Cut the avocados in half and remove the pit.
• Carefully remove most of the pulp, chopped it up and add it to the tuna mixture.
• Add the mayonnaise, mustard, and lemon juice and mix well.
• Finally, you can add the cilantro, salt and pepper to taste. Then fill the avocados with the mixture and serve them with a salad.