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Healthy Stuffed Peppers [GF, Dairy Free & Paleo friendly]

I made these stuffed peppers for dinner last week on a whim. They were amazing, so I had to share the recipe with you. Not only are they healthy, they are also extremely easy to throw together for a great weeknight meal.IMG_7239

I love to eat bell peppers, there are always a few in our fridge. I bought a few extra last week because I wanted to try to make some healthy stuffed peppers that were low carbs and had no dairy. I do not follow a low carb diet or a paleo diet; however this recipe suits both of those nutrition plans. Believe me, I love to eat carbs! It’s good to have options though because some days you want a lighter meal. 

IMG_7205I was intrigued by the idea of cauliflower rice and wanted to give it a whirl. My first attempt I totally failed. I tried again thanks to a few tips from my friend Hope, and it was a success! (my advice: use a blender instead of a food processor, much easier and not as messy!) I had seasoned the cauliflower with curry spices and cumin which is what gives it the color.

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GF, Dairy Free & Paleo – Healthy Stuffed Peppers

serves 4

4 bell peppers (any color)
1 pound ground turkey (I used 93% lean)
5-10 mushrooms, diced
1/2 onion, diced
handful of spinach, sliced into strips
2-4 cups of cauliflower rice 
coconut oil spray

  1. Heat skillet to medium. Spray with coconut oil (or other cooking oil spray) and sautΓ© mushrooms and onions until onions become translucent – about 5 minutes.
  2. Add turkey to skillet and cook with mushrooms/onions until browned. 
  3. Add spinach and cauliflower rice to skillet with the turkey mushroom mixture and cook until spinach is wilted and turkey is cooked thru. 
  4. Hollow out the peppers and fill with stuffing mixture. Preheat oven to 350F and cook for 20-25 minutes or until peppers reach desired softness. 

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Now all that is left to do is enjoy! 

I love these healthy stuffed peppers because they are so easy to make and are also a great way to eats lots of veggies without even noticing. Your husband and/or kids won’t even know the cauliflower rice is in there and that they are eating tons of veggies!

Tell me: Have you tried cauliflower rice? 

XOXO
Stay Sweet!
Sarah

Easy Breakfast Wraps – Gluten Free & Paleo Friendly

Breakfast is easily my favorite meal of the day. I love almost any and all breakfast food. When I was in college down in California, the breakfast burrito was reigning breakfast champ. I loved all the breakfast goodness wrapped up in warm tortilla.  Since finding out that I am allergic to gluten, I have had to modify many breakfasts and pretty much gave up on the breakfast burrito due to lack of large corn tortillas. I have successfully re-reated french toast and pancakes, two of my current favs, but I was missing a one handed breakfast wonder… until now! 

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This is no breakfast burrito, but it is pretty darn close – all the breakfast goodness rolled up into a tasty meal! These wraps make a great on-the-go breakfast. They are paleo friendly, gluten free and very easy to make. You can even make the filling ahead of time to save precious moments on a busy morning. 

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I stumbled upon these paleo wraps one day at Whole Foods. I do not follow a paleo diet, however I was intrigued that they were gluten free. I checked the ingredients and they are made mostly of coconut, which means they are very low carb and gluten free. They were on sale so I figured, “I’ll give them a whirl”. So glad I did!!!

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Easy Paleo Friendly Breakfast Wrap 

Except for the wraps, the ingredients for the recipe are likely things you already have in your fridge! You can find the wraps at Whole Foods or on Amazon.

Ingredients
– 2 eggs
– 1/4 cup egg whites
coconut oil spray
– 1/4 onion, diced
– 1/4 red pepper, diced 
– paleo wraps  
– mixed greens          
wrap prep

Instructions:
1) Spray skillet with coconut spray oil and heat to medium hea
2) Saute diced onions and peppers until onions become translucent IMG_6090
3) While peppers and onions are cooking, in a separate bowl mix eggs and egg whites
4) Add egg mixture to skillet and cook
5) Place paleo wrap on plate, add some mixed greens on one side of wrap
6) When eggs are done cooking, add to other side of paleo wrap paleo wrap
7) Roll up and enjoy!
*** if making ahead of time, do not roll up into paleo wrap until ready to eat because it will get soggy 
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I garnished mine with some of the mixed greens I used and some baby heirloom tomatoes. You could also pair this with some spicy salsa. Whether you are looking for a paleo friendly recipe or not, these wraps are great and super tasty. I enjoyed being able to mimic a large tortilla with them, something I haven’t been able to do in a long time. If you aren’t a coconut fan, you could substitute 2-3 corn tortillas and have breakfast tacos instead of the wrap. πŸ™‚

XOXO
Stay Sweet!
Sarah