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Healthy Taco Stuffed Tomatoes: A Delicious and Nutritious Twist on Taco Night

Taco night is a staple in many households, but sometimes the traditional taco can be high in calories and unhealthy ingredients. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to put a healthy spin on this beloved dish, and one of the best ways to do so is by making healthy taco stuffed tomatoes.

Not only are they delicious and easy to make, but they are also packed with nutrients and are a great way to sneak in some extra vegetables. Here’s everything you need to know to make healthy taco stuffed tomatoes at home.



  • 4-6 large tomatoes
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 2 tbsp homemade or low-sodium taco seasoning
  • 4 cups fresh spinach, chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen corn kernels
  • 1/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese (optional)
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Cut off the top of each tomato and scoop out the seeds and pulp using a spoon or a melon baller. Arrange the hollowed-out tomatoes in a baking dish, lightly coated with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. In a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, cook the ground beef until browned, stirring occasionally to break up any clumps. Drain off any excess fat.
  4. Add the taco seasoning to the skillet and stir to coat the beef evenly. Cook for 1-2 minutes, until fragrant.
  5. Add the chopped spinach and corn kernels to the skillet. Stir to combine and cook for another 2-3 minutes, until the spinach is wilted and the corn is heated through.
  6. Spoon the beef mixture into each tomato, filling them to the top. If there is any leftover beef, spread it evenly on the bottom of the baking dish around the tomatoes.
  7. Sprinkle the shredded cheese (if using) over the top of each tomato.
  8. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until the cheese is melted and the tomatoes are slightly softened. Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve immediately.

This recipe is a healthier and more colorful take on the classic beef taco, with the addition of fresh spinach and juicy corn kernels. By stuffing the filling inside the tomatoes, you also reduce the amount of carbs and calories from the tortilla shells. The homemade taco seasoning ensures that the beef is well-seasoned without excessive salt or additives. The cheddar cheese is optional, but it adds a nice richness and gooey texture to the dish. You can also experiment with other toppings or mix-ins, such as diced avocado, salsa, black beans, or quinoa. Enjoy these Healthy Stuffed Tomatoes as a tasty and satisfying meal that’s easy to make and low in carbs.

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