If you have a hard time finding low-calorie, delicious meals – you’ve come to the right place. We have the perfect recipe for stuffed bell peppers that will make you lick your fingers and ask for a repeat.
Stuffed peppers are versatile and healthy. We love them because you can fill them with anything – rice, chicken, turkey, cheese, you name it. Whether your goal is to eat healthier, boost metabolism, or lose weight – we got the best low-calorie recipe for you.
Bell peppers can be yellow, orange, red, and green. It is a matter of choice, so we leave it to you to decide which peppers you like. Green bell peppers are less expensive and are sharper in flavor. The orange, yellow, and red ones are riper and are high in vitamin C. They are all healthy. Veggies, lean protein, and whole grains – the combo you need to achieve your ideal weight.
One of the best things we like about this recipe is that it is so easy to make and is delicious. You can finally say goodbye to the sad lunches and hello to this fantastic stuffed pepper recipe.
To prepare the meal, you will need:
- 3 bell peppers (look for ones that are round and large as they are the easiest to stuff)
- 1 lb. ground turkey
- 1 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp basil
- 1 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
- 1 cup cooked brown rice (1/2 cup dried)
- 1/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar
Let’s see how to make the popular low-calorie stuffed bell pepper recipe.
First, you need to turn on the oven and preheat it to 400°F — brown meat with garlic, onion, salt, parsley, and cumin. Next, add the chicken broth and the tomato sauce. Mix on low temperature for 5 minutes. Combine meat and cooked rice together.
Next, cut the bell peppers in half and place them in a casserole dish. Grab a spoon and add the meat and rice into the peppers. Don’t leave any liquid over. If there is any leftover, pour it into the bottom of the casserole dish.
Now that you have prepared everything put the dish in the oven and leave it for 35-40 minutes. Remove from the oven, top with cheddar cheese and bake for another 4-5 minutes (until the cheese melts).
Serve one half of the pepper (if you are hungry, you can serve two) and enjoy the delicious combination of cheese, meat, and vegetables.
One serving is about 190 calories and 20gr of protein. For those who are trying to lose weight, this is the perfect recipe to try.
If you’ve had enough stuffed peppers for today, freeze the rest. You can place them in a freezer-safe container to reheat them the next day. Reheat them by putting them in the oven or microwave. It is best if you cut the peppers into a few small pieces to ensure they warm properly. If you are placing them in the oven, warm up the oven at 350°F and leave the dish for about 10 minutes.
So, who wants sweet bell peppers stuffed with a blend of chicken or turkey, cheese, and brown rice? I know I do.