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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Lower Cal Stuffed Peppers

while I love yummy recipes like this I don't like heavy foods and can do without all the extra calories.      

 Olive Oil
1/2 lb lean ground turkey breast
1 cup chopped onions...
1 heaping tbsp of homemade taco seasoning (or you can use the packaged type if you like)
2 cups of cooked rice (any type you like – I like brown)
3-4 organic bell peppers, halved and seeds removed
1 can of black beans, drained & rinsed
½ cup of organic frozen corn
1 (15 -16 ounce) jar of salsa (my favorite is mango peach)
Shredded Cheddar Cheese
fresh cilantro
sour cream
sliced avocado
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Lightly coat the peppers with olive oil and roast in a baking dish about 20-25 minutes just until cooked thru. Remove the peppers from the oven and allow to cool until you can handle them
*****Note – make sure you cook your turkey ahead of time that way you do not have to worry about it later. Also, I sauted the onions until cooked thru, I then added in my cooked rice, black beans and corn.
 In a bowl add the taco seasoning, cooked ground turkey, chopped onions, black beans, corn and rice. Add in the jar of salsa and mix well.
 Carefully spoon the turkey mixture into each half of the bell peppers and place back into the baking dish. Cook the peppers for another 15-20 minutes or until the peppers are cooked all the way thru. Before removing from the oven sprinkle the tops of each pepper with shredded cheddar cheese. Place back into the oven just until the cheese has melted.
 Remove from the oven and top with fresh cilantro, avocado slices and/or sour cream just before serving.
recipe source here

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