Stuffed Bell Peppers

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):
243 calories
8g carbs
12g fat
25g protein

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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