Adapted from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, US Department of Health and Human Services
This heart healthy dish uses low fat cheese and a small amount of margarine.
2 chayote halves
Servings and Times
Ingredients and Preparation
Chayotes (christophine), cut in half, lengthwise
Low fat cheddar cheese, shredded
Plain bread crumbs
Wash chayotes and bring to a boil in water. Cover and boil at moderate heat for about 1 hour or until fork-tender.
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Drain chayotes, remove cores and fibrous part under cores. Scoop out pulp, being careful not to break shells. Place shells on cookie sheet.
Immediately mash pulp and mix with cheese, salt, and margarine.
Stuff shells with the mixture. Sprinkle with bread crumbs.
Bake for 30 minutes.
EBSCO Information Services is fully accredited by URAC. URAC is an independent, nonprofit health care accrediting organization dedicated to promoting health care quality through accreditation, certification and commendation.
This content is reviewed regularly and is updated when new and relevant evidence is made available. This information is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with questions regarding a medical condition.
To send comments or feedback to our Editorial Team regarding the content please email us at email@example.com. Our Health Library Support team will respond to your email request within 2 business days.