Thursday, May 30, 2013

Stuffed peppers recipe

A while back I made a delicious, gluten-free, dairy-free clean eating stuffed peppers dinner. It was delicious! And super easy to make plus I had extra and was able to mix it up over the next few days. Being in school and working, I love meals that keep giving - meaning meals that give me leftovers!

[Note: I don't claim to be a chef/nutritionist/dietician/food blogger. I don't have calorie counts (I don't count my calories) but I don't think it would be difficult to figure out.]

Lean ground turkey
Yellow squash
Bell peppers (any color)
Garlic powder (optional)
Salt and pepper (optional)

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Cook turkey in skillet until lightly browned, over medium heat.
  • Chop all veggies except bell peppers, add to pan with turkey and continue to cook, adding garlic powder/salt/pepper to taste.

I promise there are onions and mushrooms under there somewhere!
  • Cut the tops of the peppers off so they make a little container. Save the part you cut off so it makes a lid. Scoop out the innards.
  • Pack each peppes with your turkey/veggie mixture.
  • Place packed peppers in a baking dish with a little water in the bottom to keep peppers from drying out. I used a square pan but I think a long, bread loaf pan would have worked better since one of my peppers fell over and spilled. 

  • Put tops on peppers and bake for 20 minutes. 
That orange guy in the front right just wouldn't stay up!
  • Serve alone or with sides. Enjoy!

I ate two peppers (all but the stem) and also some extra steamed broccoli and then some fruit.
Top plate was dinner, bottom container was lunch the next day
I took two peppers for lunch the next day and they heated up well in the microwave. I think I zapped them for about 45 seconds with the lids off.

I had left over turkey/veggie mixture so I saved that and ate it on top of some spaghetti squash later that week. Mmmmm!

Any good, clean recipes you'd like to share? Any great ideas for being gluten-free and dairy-free? Comment below or share a link!



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