Is it just me, or do stuffed things seem more delicious?
As a kid, my mom would sometimes make stuffed peppers, tomatoes, shells, jalapeños, cucumbers...you name it!
I didn’t know any better then, but I’m pretty sure there was some sound psychological strategy to get the 6 of us kids to eat our vegetables and try new things... well played ma, well played lol.
One of my favorite combos was tuna salad stuffed tomatoes, and so I decided to do a little swap and try it with wild salmon instead!
They came out sooooo good, it was hard not to eat two in one sitting!
These babies are super macro friendly, with each tomato coming out to 180 Calories, 18.6g Protein, 9.7g Carbs and 7.6g Fat...so I technically could eat two of I wanted... #foodforthought
The other great thing is they are quick to put together and don’t require heating up your kitchen (issss HAWT here in OH right now, not even trying to cook).
Here’s the full recipe for these Salmon Stuffed Tomatoes!
4 medium hothouse tomatoes, tops sliced off (set aside) and seeded (drain any juice out too so it doesn’t sog up your filling #homechef Tip: slice a thin strip off the bottom of your tomatoes so they don’t roll over after you fill them)
2-6oz cans of wild salmon - drained (or tuna if you prefer)
1 tbsp sweet relish
2 tbsp avocado mayo (I used Sir Kensingtons in this recipe, so good!)
1 oz Organic Valley Whole Fat Plain yogurt (helps make the salad extra creamy without a significant amount of added fat)
2 tbsp diced vidalia onion
1 oz diced sweet mini peppers
Optional Garnished: Fresh cilantro, basil, pepper, or evenred chili flakes if you like it hot!
Putting it together...
Once your tomatoes are prepped, combine all ingredients (except garnish) in a medium sized mixing bowl.
Mash together with a fork until everything is evenly incorporated, then divide between the 4 tomatoes (about 1/2 cup of filling each).
Toss on your herb(s), and don’t forget to keep your lid (there’s usually a lot of tomato on there you can cut up to have with the creamy salmon!
Enjoy friends! Now I want to know, what’s your favorite stuffed food? Feel free to comment below this recipe!
When you lose all of your excuses, you’ll find what you were truly meant for.
When I first started my journey, it was mostly focused on looking a certain way, no matter how I got there. All the fad diets, tons of cardio and overall deprivation.
It was always the same, a quick loss followed by an even more rapid gain, back in a depression and unhappy with my body. The thing was, I wanted the quick fix, I’d make the excuses or find reasons not to do the work. I was weak, lacked self esteem, and just wanted to get out of my situation as fast as possible.
The thing is, when we take that approach, it never lasts, and we are left more broken and defeated than before. Not because we CANT do it, but because we aren’t doing what’s necessary to get the job done the RIGHT way. Stop conceding, compromising with yourself on what you’ve set out to do.
Quit looking for a quick fix, because there isn’t one.
Do what you can, and then do it some more, every single day without fail. That is the secret sauce, the recipe for achieving your goals and then some.
It may take a swift kick in the rear, but sometimes that’s just what we need to put things in perspective.
If you’re tired of giving yourself the runaround, make that change starting now! And if you need a hand, a friend along the way, I’m here for you 🖤Let’s do this together...
Kelly is a loving wife, mother, veteran, life-long athlete, personal trainer, and self taught cook with a passion for helping others. She hopes you will be inspired to live a healthier lifestyle while enjoying delicious meals cultivated in her home, and shared at your own tables.