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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.

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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 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tbsp garlic paste
  • 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.