Tomato + Basil = LOVE

What up:

Meal Food Calories
Breakfast Cereal 120
Skim Milk 90
Lunch Left over chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy 190
Apple sauce 50
Drink Grande Soy Iced Chai Latte 240
Dinner Pasta mix with veggies and Vodka sauce 280
Tomato basil wontons 192
Total 1162

Booyah! Under 1200 calories again. While Daniel and I are temporarily staying at my parent’s house, any condiments and such that we had at the apartment are now being stored in a mini fridge in my parent’s garage. We decided to use up more of what we have by finishing off the Vodka Sauce bottle and some of that pasta stash we hord have. We bought some fresh yellow and orange peppers to add some bulk.

vodka sauce pasta

At the store we decided it was also necessary to get some wonton wrappers, mozzarella, Roma tomatoes, and basil. I think you know where I’m going with this. Tomato Basil Wontons!

They are so good and stupid easy to make. This time, I decided to try to fold them up more and I’m liking this way MUCH better. First, they fit into your mouth easier (always a plus); and second, I think they look more wonton-y and less crab rangoon-y, you know?

tomato basil wontons

tomato basil wontons

Yeah, check out those glamour shots. I ate six of them. I love them so much. I want these served at my wedding some day, that’s how much I love these things. Tomato + Basil = LOVE.

Ok, enough drooling over food.  Workout time! I did nothing yesterday.  After moving everything out of the old apartment I did some cleaning and decided that was enough, ha. But I did an intense run (by my standards) today to make up for it.  But for now, I gotta go sand a table!

Tomato Basil Wontons

As promised, here is the recipe for these simple, delicious wontons.

Tomato Basil Wontons

What’s in it:
12 Wonton wrappers
1/2 cup Shredded Low-Moisture Part-Skim Mozerella Cheese
2 Roma tomatoes, diced
1/4 cup thinly sliced basil leaves

Directions:
Heat oven to 350ºF. Lightly spray a muffin pan with olive oil. Place one wonton wrapper in each cup, pressing lightly to form a bowl. Divide half the cheese and place in the bottom of each cup, then add the tomato and basil. Sprinkle the rest of the cheese on top. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges of the wonton wrappers become a golden brown.

Update: You can leave them as is like in the first picture or fold them up for a more traditional wonton look like below.

pan of tomato basil wontons

Makes 12 servings. 32 cal/serving

This recipe is a modified version I found off of Pinterest. You can see the original recipe here. They were originally with empanada shells but I couldn’t find any at the store so I went with wontons. Because of this I had to use a muffin pan to hold their shape. As for shredded cheese, I just always have that on hand so that is what I use.

tomato basil wontons

tomato basil wontons

These wontons are huge crowd pleasers. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!