Swapping ground beef for turkey and ditching the rice cuts calories, carbs, and fat—but not flavor!
The other day I was craving stuffed peppers but didn't want to blow my new healthy eating plan. In the spirit of small changes, I decided to put a more healthful spin on my favorite version of stuffed peppers, which usually involves ground beef and rice. I did a little research online and found a great healthy stuffed pepper recipe I really enjoyed and wanted to share with you. This updated recipe is a leaner, healthier, and tastier (if I may add!) version of an old classic and a great example of how small changes can revamp any of your favorite recipes.
Read on to get the stuffed pepper with turkey and vegetable recipe below. And please tell me what you think in the comments section on this page.
· 4 green bell peppers, tops removed, seeded
· 1 pound ground turkey
· 2 tablespoons olive oil
· 1/2 onion, chopped
· 1 cup sliced mushrooms
· 1 zucchini, chopped
· 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
· 1/2 yellow bell pepper, chopped
· 1 cup fresh spinach
· 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained
· 1 tablespoon tomato paste
· Italian seasoning to taste
· garlic powder to taste
· salt and pepper to taste
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Our 2012 Weight Loss Diary writer, Yasmin, is a 32-year-old web content producer who is looking to get healthy and love her body! Follow along on her year-long weight loss journey!