Stuffed Spinning Tops

Our dietitians' favourite

Easy enough to prepare with your toddlers this recipe has plenty of things for little hands to do. Kids will love lending a hand by dicing the mangoes and cucumbers, shredding the basil or measuring the yogurt. The whole family will love them!

  • Prep: 20 min
Yields 5 servings
stuffed spinning tops


  • 5 Italian tomatoes
  • 1/2 English cucumber
  • 1/2 mango
  • 5 fresh sweet basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) plain yogurt (approximately 2% M.F.)
  • of salt
  • of pepper


What adults can prepare:

Cut tomatoes in two lengthwise, then scoop out halves (using a spoon, remove centre part where seeds are).

Slice cucumber into rounds approximately ½ centimetres thick.

Peel mango, then cut in two. Take one of the mango halves and cut in strips.

What children can do:

Cut cucumber and mango slices into small cubes. Put these in a bowl.

Using scissors or fingers, cut or tear sweet basil into small pieces. Add this to mixture.

Measure yogurt and pour into bowl.

Add a pinch each of salt and pepper to mixture.

Mix all ingredients.

Stuff tomato halves with mixture.




Variations: Replace mango with tomatoes and cucumber with blanched celery, and you now have a colourful mixture to stuff pear halves!

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Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 44 Calories
Protein: 2 g
Carbohydrate: 9 g
Fibre: 1.4 g
Sodium: 44 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

(% DV*)
Calcium: 3 % / 38 mg
Folate: 13 %
Magnesium: 7 %
Vitamin C: 36 %
Vitamin E: 7 %