Healthy Stuffed Peppers

Image I try to follow an 80/20 diet.  So whole, unprocessed, “good for me” foods make up 80% (ok, maybe 75%) of my diet and the other 20% is reserved for indulgences.  Sometimes I reach my 20% of junk pretty early in the day.  That’s what bottomless mimosas or ice cream for lunch will do to you.  So on days like that, it’s good to have a very healthy dinner up your sleeve to recover with.  These stuffed bell peppers are the perfect recipe for days like those.

Here’s how you can make them:

Ingredients:

About 1/2 a pound of lean ground turkey

About a tablespoon of Olive Oil

1/2 cup finely chopped (yellow) onion

1 clove of garlic

1 tsp cumin

1 can stewed tomatoes (I used Mexican style), drained and coarsely chopped

4 bell peppers

1 cup quinoa, cooked

Directions:

1.  Preheat your oven to 350*

2. Make your quinoa (directions on box)

3. Heat your olive oil in a pan and sauté the onion and garlic until the onions are turn translucent and it’s all fragrant.  Stir occasionally so it doesn’t burn!

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4. Add your turkey and stir until it’s cooked through.

5.  Once the turkey is cooked, mix in the quinoa, cumin, and tomatoes.  Stir together and let them all simmer together a moment.

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6.  Wash your peppers, cut them in half longways, and tear out the middle.  Arrange them in a baking dish.

7. Use a spoon to stuff your peppers.

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8. Bake for about 30 mins.

And there you go!  Low fat, high protein, and a good serving of healthy veggies.  Hope you enjoy them as much as J did last night.  He’s already requested that I make them again soon!

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