February 24, 2013

The best way to get experimental is to get experimental with fresh veggies! People loved stuffed anything - peppers, mushroom, lobster, even chicken. However what about stuffed squash? It's an easy and satisfying meal that you can make any time that won't compromise your hard work at the gym. Now that I've got you drooling - you're probably wondering what you need!

You will need:
  • Sliced zucchini
  • Summer squash - NOT butternut squash! (butternut squash is too soft to stuff)
  • Diced tomatoes
  • ground chicken
  • Instant brown rice
  • Olive oil
  • Italian seasoning/ Mrs dash
  • sea salt
all portions depend on how many you're cooking for!
Now, how do you do it?

1. The type of brown rice I usually use come in little cups and is ready in the microwave after about two minutes. It's just easier for me this way. So, I heat up about two of those (this is dinner for two, so if you're cooking for more, make more depending on how many you're serving). While those are cooking, heat up the ground chicken in a pan with olive oil, sea salt and Italian seasoning or mrs. dash. When the rice is done cooking, throw that in the pan until the chicken is brown but not fully cooked.
2. Line a casserole dish with tin foil and spray with pam - essentially preparing it for baking. Preheat your oven to 350.
3. Hollow out your squash so that there's room for your chicken and brown rice concoction!
4. Stuff your squash with the chicken and brown rice and place in the tin foil lined pan. Surround it with the diced tomatoes and sliced zucchini for a fresh and delicious side.
5. Bake for an hour.
1. Enjoy!

I had this with my mother and it was DELICIOUS! The best thing about these types of dishes is that it's mostly roasted vegeatables so you don't have to worry about having a little more. All of the flavors marry beautifully and it can make great leftovers. Let me know if you try this!

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