Healthy Recipe: Stuffed Bell Peppers
As I continue to reach out to my friends and family, the most common request I am getting is for quick & healthy food options. I can relate as I am a pretty lazy cook myself, but I have learned that in about the time it takes to watch a TV show I can cook 1 meal in bulk that will last me a few days.
Today have shared a super EASY and HEALTHY recipe. I made these last night and will use them for the next 4 days for my dinner. Now, instead of cooking dinner each night all I need to do it reheat my meal. This is a low carb dinner that is also Paleo friendly (i.e.: no grains or dairy). I used some frozen grass fed beef and a few other things I already had on hand. You can also pair this with a sweet potato for a lunch option or a side salad for more vegetables. Enjoy!
Step 1: Gather ingredients:
- 2 bell peppers
- 1 lb 90% lean ground turkey or beef
- Olive oil
- 1 cup of pasta sauce (read the ingredients to make sure there are NO added sugars or preservatives)
- 2 large handfuls baby spinach
- Italian spices
Step 2: Preheat oven to 350, start heating pan on medium heat
Step 3: Cut bell peppers lengthwise to make your bowls (carefully remove seeds and membrane)
Step 4: Cook the beef or turkey with about 1 tbsp oil until browned (about 8 minutes)
Step 5: Lightly rub the outside of the peppers with oil
Step 6: Add spinach & italian herbs to meat & cook until blended
Step 7: Add pasta sauce & mix
Step 8: Arrange peppers on a pan
Step 9: Fill peppers with meat
Step 10: Place pan in oven at 350 for 30:00 minutes & Enjoy!
Makes 4 small servings (women) or 2 large servings (men):
You can modify this recipe to use ground turkey, chicken, beans and whatever vegetables or spices you would like. The bell pepper offers automatic portion control so experiment & make it fun!
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