Clean Italian Style Stuffed Bell Peppers

I must admit this is not my recipe, but it’s so delicious and easy that I had to share it. Gerry and I made this last night for dinner and it was so good! I even had a left over stuffed pepper for lunch today and it was just as yummy. This recipe is from Fit Life – Happy Wife. She has amazing clean eating recipes! You guys have to check out her Facebook page. Gerry and I try to eat as clean as possible so you will definitely see some more “Clean Eating” recipes in later posts. Anyway, here are the directions for the stuffed peppers.

Ingredients:

4 Red Bell Peppers

1 cup cooked quinoa (cooked according to package)

1 pound of ground turkey/chicken (I used ground chicken)

1 medium yellow onion diced

1 cup of chopped spinach

3 garlic cloves minced (I used 3 heaping spoonfuls of minced garlic)

1 tablespoon of fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon of dried oregano

Fresh Basil (fresh basil is key) I usually chop up about 4 leaves

1 cup of fat free ricotta cheese

½ cup low fat mozzarella or ½ cup mozzarella almond cheese

1 8 ounce can of tomato sauce (no salt added)

1 teaspoon of pepper

1 teaspoon of garlic powder

Coconut oil/Olive oil

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Cook quinoa according to package

Cut off the tops of the bell peppers, scrape out insides.

Sauté the chopped onion, garlic and chopped spinach in a little bit of coconut oil/olive oil until the spinach shrivels. Then add in the turkey or chicken (which ever you decide to use) and sauté until the meat is slightly brown.

Meanwhile, blend the tomato sauce and cheese together in a bowl, season with garlic powder, pepper, fresh basil and oregano.

Once everything is done, mix everything together really good (Quinoa, Turkey/Chicken mixture, tomato sauce mixture) in a large bowl.

Brush the outside of each pepper with a little coconut oil/olive oil

Stuff the bell pepper completely with the filling.

Place peppers in baking dish wish a thin layer of water at the bottom

Cook for 45 minutes

Enjoy!

If you want to reduce your carbs you can make these without the quinoa in them.

P.s. the best way to eat these is by cutting them down the middle (Vertically) once cooled off.

Here’s my leftover pepper that I had for lunch today 🙂 Yumm!!!!

Enjoy!!!

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