Low Carb Stuffed Peppers UNDER 280 Calories

I LOVE peppers. They are low calorie, delicious, and healthy…bam! Doesn’t get much better than that. But wait! It does. Putting MORE delicious things inside of them...hence, stuffed peppers!

My love for stuffed peppers began with frozen pre-made and packaged meals. Yum! They are so good and easy, just pop it in the oven and VOILA you have your food. After making a lifestyle change, I realized that these frozen items probably weren’t as good for you as they appear. So I tried NEW stuffed pepper recipes from Pinterest. There are so many delicious recipes, but I realized I could be substituting some of the items for healthier options. Additionally, some of the recipes were complicated…and that doesn’t work for this girl. So I decided to make my own recipe.

WHAT?! That’s crazy. I’m not a cook! Well…it just goes to show that anyone can make a healthy dinner (when it’s easy enough)! Here are the ingredients:

 

 

 

Bell Peppers (I like to use all the colors!)

½ Packet of Taco Seasoning (I use Taco Bell seasoning because I LOVE TACO BELL)

1 cup Salsa (any kind will do…what is your favorite?!)

1 Package of Frozen Riced Cauliflower 12 oz

1 cups Shredded Cheese

1 lb Ground Turkey

Optional: 1 ½ cups Onion

Usually when I glance at a recipe I get super discouraged when there are a lot of ingredients…I interpret it as more prep time. So I try to keep my ingredients down to a minimum. Feel free to add stuff that YOU like (just try to keep it on the healthy side…low fat sour cream, avocado, more salsa, etc.).

Now, how to make them. First, preheat the oven to 350°. Cut the peppers in half from stem to bottom. I decided I liked cutting them this way better because you get a little more food by eating two halves than just cutting the top off (but you can do either). Remove the seeds and membrane. That’s the hardest part.

In a larger skillet, brown the turkey meat. Add the onions if you’re up for it. Sometimes I even use frozen chopped onions because cutting onions is the worst (besides v-ups).

Cook the veggie rice according to instructions. Usually this means microwaving it for 5 minutes. You can do this while the meat browns.

 

 

Add the “rice” to the meat. Add the taco seasoning. I use a half packet, but all taco seasonings are not the same…if you like more spices use more packet. Stir in the salsa.

Spoon the meat mixture into the peppers (you'll like have leftovers...which you can use for fajitas, breakfast burritos, or stuff avocados (which are super awesome also!!!)). Place the peppers in a baking dish with ½ in of water in the bottom. Put them in the oven for 30-40 minutes.  Cook them longer if you like softer peppers. Just when you think you’re done, add the cheese on top and bake until melted (usually about five minutes). Then you’re ready to enjoy your delicious and nutritious meal!

 

 

The cool thing about this recipe is that you can make it even HEALTHIER if you want. Sub the meat for tofu, don’t use cheese, make your own tomato sauce in place of salsa (that’s way over my head, but totally doable!). I have found this specific recipe to be a combo that works for me.

Not sure if you can tell, but I kind of hate measurements and being accurate because that is a big time waster. So I approximate a lot…it turns out fine. I usually have anxiety when I have to follow recipes because I worry my measurements are not accurate enough (which is probably why I don’t like cooking). I like that I don’t have to worry about accuracy on this one!

 

 

AuthorEricaDifficultyBeginner

A delicious and healthy alternative to traditional stuffed peppers. This recipe is low carbohydrates, low calorie, and easy for the busy beginner cook on a health kick!

Yields4 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time35 minsTotal Time45 mins

Ingredients
 4 Bell Peppers
 1 lb Lean Ground Turkey
 12 oz Frozen Riced Cauliflower
 ½ Packet of Taco Seasoning
 1 cup Chunky Salsa
 1 cup Shredded Cheese
 1 ½ cups Onion (optional)

Directions
1

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

2

Cut the peppers in half from stem to bottom. Remove the seeds and membrane. .

3

In a large skillet, brown the turkey meat.

4

Dice and add onion to the meat. (optional)

5

Cook the veggie rice according to instructions, then add it to the meat.

6

Stir in the taco seasoning.

7

Spoon the meat mixture into the peppers. Place the peppers in a baking dish with ½ in of water in the bottom. Put them in the oven for 30-40 minutes. Cook them longer if you like softer peppers.

8

Add cheese to the top of each pepper and cook an additional 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

9

Enjoy!

Ingredients

Ingredients
 4 Bell Peppers
 1 lb Lean Ground Turkey
 12 oz Frozen Riced Cauliflower
 ½ Packet of Taco Seasoning
 1 cup Chunky Salsa
 1 cup Shredded Cheese
 1 ½ cups Onion (optional)

Directions

Directions
1

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

2

Cut the peppers in half from stem to bottom. Remove the seeds and membrane. .

3

In a large skillet, brown the turkey meat.

4

Dice and add onion to the meat. (optional)

5

Cook the veggie rice according to instructions, then add it to the meat.

6

Stir in the taco seasoning.

7

Spoon the meat mixture into the peppers. Place the peppers in a baking dish with ½ in of water in the bottom. Put them in the oven for 30-40 minutes. Cook them longer if you like softer peppers.

8

Add cheese to the top of each pepper and cook an additional 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

9

Enjoy!

Low Carb Stuffed Peppers UNDER 280 Calories

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