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Bean, Turkey & Veggie Stuffed Peppers

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My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

Calories 229
Protein 27g
Fat 5g
Carbs 23g
Total Time 25m

Need a 20-minute meal for you or your family? Stuffing bell peppers is a time-efficient and cost-effective method to pack in quality protein and complex carbohydrates in every bite.

I like peppers stuffed with anything, but this version with beans, turkey and veggies is my favorite at the moment and I make it very often.

For this stuffed peppers recipe, you’ll need to get 2 nice, colorful bell peppers, lean ground turkey, black beans with low sodium, tomato sauce without salt, Roma tomatoes, zucchini, reduced-fat mozzarella, lime, cilantro and seasonings.

Before you start making, preheat the oven at 400 F. Cut the peppers in half lengthwise and clean them from seeds. Place them on a baking dish and bake for at least 8 minutes.

In a meantime, cook lean ground turkey with garlic paste in a nonstick skillet. When meat is almost completely cooked, add the remaining ingredients to the skillet and stir. Add in Italian seasonings, sea salt and pepper and cook for 5 more minutes.

When the stuffing is ready, fill the bell peppers evenly, and add the mozzarella on top of each. Cover stuffing peppers with foil and bake them in the oven for another 10 minutes.

When the peppers are done, leave for a few minutes to cool and then serve. Squeeze lime and garnish stuffed bell pepper with cilantro. Enjoy!

Sounds delicious? You should try them. Turkey stuffed peppers are always a great lunch idea when you have no time but you have a lot of hungry family members.

Not only is it quick and easy to make, but groceries are also available in almost every store, and you may already have all the ingredients at home. You can certainly adapt it to your taste or the ingredients you have at home, but be sure to try this version once. You will fall in love with the taste.

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Bean, Turkey & Veggie Stuffed Peppers

Ingredients

Ingredients for 4 stuffed bell pepper halves:

  • 8oz extra lean ground turkey
  • 2 colorful bell peppers
  • 1 can (15oz) black beans (low sodium)
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce (no salt)
  • 1 roma tomato (chopped)
  • 1 zucchini (chopped)
  • 1/2 tbsp garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • sea salt, pepper to taste
  • 1 cup reduced fat mozzarella
  • cilantro, lime
Steps
  1. Set oven to 405F.
  2. Slice bell peppers in half (horizontally) to create 4 halves. Remove the seeds and the insides.
  3. Place the halves on a baking sheet face down and bake for 8 – 10 minutes.
  4. Set a nonstick skillet on medium high heat.  Add ground turkey and garlic paste and cook.
  5. When the turkey has nearly finished cooking, add in tomato, tomato sauce, beans and zucchini.  Stir.  Add seasonings and add sea salt & pepper to taste.  Cook uncovered for about 5 minutes.
  6. Evenly divide the mixture among the bell pepper halves and top each with about 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese.
  7. Place the stuffed bell peppers on a baking sheet; use foil to prop them up if needed.
  8. Bake for 10 minutes at 405F.

 Approximate macros for 1 of 4 halves:

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Calories
229
Protein
27g
Fat
5g
Carbs
23g
Sodium
-
Fiber
7g
Sugar
9g
About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.