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Recipe for Mummies in their Coffins

If there’s still a zucchini or two sitting around, these Mummies in their Coffins would make a perfect dinner, either tonight or on Halloween. They are actually medium-size zucchini squashes stuffed with a healthy ground turkey, brown rice, and vegetable mixture; the mummy bandages are plain yogurt squeezed through the corner of a plastic bag. Because these mummies are scary looking, and scary and gruesome-looking dishes are in demand around Halloween, even the kids will eat their veggies with no complaints. If the kids balk about the zucchini shell (the coffin), don’t worry; the yummy filling contains lots of hidden vegetables that they won’t even notice.
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These scary mummies can be made ahead and reheated (cover with foil); the yogurt should be piped on just before serving. Of course, these yummy mummies can be served year round; just serve the yogurt on the side and call them stuffed zucchini.

8 Servings

2 pounds medium zucchini, (4 medium)

1 pound ground turkey
2 cups cooked brown rice
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
1/2 cup onions, finely chopped
1/2 cup packed chopped fresh spinach
1/2 cup finely chopped carrots
1 cup dry bread crumbs, preferably whole wheat
1 egg
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/2 cup chicken broth

1 cup nonfat yogurt

Dried cranberries, for eyes
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.

  2. Cut the zucchini in half lengthwise, and hollow out, leaving 1/4 " shell.

  3. Mix the ground turkey, brown rice, lemon juice, garlic, onions, carrots, bread crumbs, egg, salt, peppers, and zucchini pulp.

  4. Place the hollowed squashes in a 9 x 13" baking dish; divide the filling among the squashes.

  5. Pour the chicken broth around the bottom of the mummies.

  6. Bake, uncovered, 45 minutes.

  7. When ready to serve, measure the yogurt into a sandwich bag; cut a small piece from the corner and pipe lines to resemble a mummy wrap.

  8. Press two dried cranberries in the top of each mummy for eyes.


  9. Amount Per Serving
    Calories 239 Calories from Fat 55
    Percent Total Calories From: Fat 23% Protein 29% Carb. 48%

    Nutrient Amount per Serving
    Total Fat 6 g
    Saturated Fat 2 g
    Cholesterol 69 mg
    Sodium 563 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 29 g
    Dietary Fiber 1 g
    Sugars 0 g
    Protein 17 g

    Vitamin A 53% Vitamin C 25% Calcium 0% Iron 13%



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