Eating for Beauty: Guacamole Stuffed Cherry Tomato Poppers

healthy skin recipes | eat for beautyGuacamole Stuffed Cherry Tomato Poppers
from The Nutrition Twins’ Veggie Cure Beauty Secrets Cookbook

These poppers are the perfect party pleasers. They are so much fun to eat and when you pop one in your mouth a creamy flavorful burst explodes. It’s hard to believe you get 6 grams of fiber from a serving of these creamy babies. And the fat is coming from the “good for you fats” in the avocado, great for glowing skin and hair. Tomatoes contain lycopene, an antioxidant and UV-blocking carotenoid that’s a natural weapon in the battle against aging skin. Combining it with the healthy fats in avocado makes it easier for the body to absorb, and more beneficial.  Your challenge: not eating all of these delicious cherry tomato poppers yourself!

Prep: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 mashed garlic clove
  • 20 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 mashed avocado
  • 1 juice of a lime
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped cilantro (optional)
  • 1 small diced mango
  • Salt to taste

Directions
Crush garlic and set aside for 5 minutes to release its healthy boosting effect.  Wash cherry tomatoes and cut tops off. Carefully cut a sliver off the bottom to help them stand up. Be careful not to cut too deep to make an opening on the bottom. Using a melon baller or knife, scoop out the insides until hollow.

In a bowl, mix together mashed avocado, lime juice, garlic and cilantro.  Cut mango into tiny cubes so they will fit nicely in the cherry tomatoes.  Gently stuff tomatoes with guacamole and serve as a healthy appetizer!

Did you know that one serving of mangoes provides 100% of your daily vitamin C and 35% of your vitamin A, both important antioxidant nutrients? Vitamin C promotes healthy immune function and collagen formation. Vitamin A is important for vision and bone growth.

Serves: 4 (5 tomatoes per serving)
Per serving: Calories 186; total fat 8 g; saturated fat 1 g; cholesterol 0 mg; sodium 17 mg; carbohydrates 30 g; dietary fiber 6 g; sugars 11 g; protein 4 g

Percent Daily Value:
Vitamin A: 28% Vitamin C: 78% Iron: 7% Calcium: 9%

With permission from The Nutrition Twins Veggie Cure CookbookRead more about eating for beauty here. Read more anti-aging avocado skin care recipes here.

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