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.
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.
I 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.
GF, Dairy Free & Paleo – Healthy Stuffed Peppers
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
- Heat skillet to medium. Spray with coconut oil (or other cooking oil spray) and sauté mushrooms and onions until onions become translucent – about 5 minutes.
- Add turkey to skillet and cook with mushrooms/onions until browned.
- Add spinach and cauliflower rice to skillet with the turkey mushroom mixture and cook until spinach is wilted and turkey is cooked thru.
- 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.
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?