I recently found the pre-made stuffed bell peppers at Trader Joe’s and fell in love. They were a complete meal, and very easy to throw together for dinner. What I didn’t like were the macros. They were high in fat and high in sodium. I figured I could recreate them fairly easily. I will usually make these ahead of time, refrigerate and microwave for a quick dinner on weekdays. Pair these with my favorite side, steamed asparagus, and you have a healthy, nutritious, YUMMY meal. Enjoy!
- 5 Red Bell Peppers
- 1C Dice White Onion
- 2 Tbsp Minced Garlic
- 16oz Lean Ground Turkey
- 2.5C Cooked Brown Rice
- 15oz Tomato Sauce No Salt Added
- 1.25C 2% Milk Grated Cheese (I use Sargento 4 Cheese Mexican)
Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees.
Cook rice according to directions – you need to yield 2.5 cups for this recipe. I will usually cook a large batch for the week and pull from there!
Cut tops off bell peppers and remove seeds and core. Set aside.
In a large sauce pan heat olive oil on medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook until soft, about 2 minutes.
Add ground turkey and cook thoroughly. Break up the pieces with a spatula as it cooks.
Once the turkey is cooked through remove from heat and let cool. Add the tomato sauce, cooked rice, Mrs. Dash seasoning and cheese. Stir.
Line up bell peppers on a tin foil lined baking pan. Fill bell peppers evenly with turkey mixture.
Cook for 20 minutes and ENJOY!
21 Day Fix Portions: 1 Green, 1 Red, 1 Yellow, 1/4 Purple, 1 Blue