Rachael Faught of California submitted this recipe for our Healthy Eating Contest.
Rachael Faught describes her recipe:
Stuffed zucchini is the food of childhood memories. There isnt a time when I cannot recall my mother making this for us. Her original recipe calls for tequila seasoned ground beef, and while that is still tempting on a gorge-your-face-with-meat level I have been attempting to incorporate more quinoa in my life and in my staple recipes. This was the perfect recipe to give the old switch-a-roo too and it turned out marvelously. You see, the problem with using ground beef is that after we stuff our faces we feel heavy and kind of shamed for our gluttony. Substituting the beef for quinoa, however, leaves us feeling oddly healthy and perfectly satiated.