Healthy Stuffed Peppers

Healthy Stuffed Peppers

A great way to get all your food groups into one easy meal is with stuffed peppers.  These are perfect to make for 1, 2, or an entire family and a great way to use up any peppers you have had in the fridge for just a little too long!

In this recipe, I was cooking for 2 and used ground bison, brown texmati rice, 1 part-skim mozzarella stick for cheese, and Mrs. Dash Italian Medley seasoning.  The yellow & red peppers were big enough that they were 1 balanced serving each and a bonus leftover pepper was for lunch the next day! Healthy Stuffed Peppers Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil ~ 2 tablespoons
  • Lean Meat of Choice – ground bison, ground turkey, ground chicken, 93-96% lean ground beef
    • A serving size of meat should be 3-4 ounces — multiply that by the number of peppers you’re using.
  • “Good Carb” of Choice – Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, Basmati Rice, Bulgur
    • 1 serving size per person cooking for – differs by item chosen
  • Chopped Garlic – to taste
  • Salt-free seasoning such as Mrs. Dash
  • Pepper to taste
  • Low fat shredded cheese of choice
  • 1/3 cup shredded cheese is 1 serving, Use 1/3 for each pepper/person cooking for
  • Peppers – opt for ‘male’ peppers that have 4 bumps at the bottom so they stand nicely
    • Depending on the size of your peppers and the number of people you’re feeding you can easily determine quantity.  A nice large pepper can be 1 serving, but for smaller peppers you might need to double your counts.  Use your judgement on sizing.

Directions

  • Healthy Stuffed PeppersPre-heat oven to 375°
  • Heat EVOO in fry pan over medium-high heat, Add lean meat & cook through
  • In a small sauce pan, cook carb of choice according to directions (refered to as rice from here-on)
  • While those are cooking, cut tops off peppers & de-seed
  • When meat is almost cooked, add chopped garlic.
  • Add cooked rice to meat pan & stir.  Add cheese & salt-free seasonings of choice & stir
  • Add stuffing mixture to peppers
  • Cover with tented tin foil
  • Cook in oven for 30 minutes

Enjoy your Stuffed Peppers!!

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