How to get him to eat veggies…

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Stop slicing the onions into microscopic pieces.  Stop adding barbecue or teriyaki sauce to mask the greens.  Hold the butter and greasy meats.   Replace with a stuffed pepper!

This is another first time food for me and this surpassed all expectations!  I love peppers: sautéed – grilled – raw – skinned.  But the question is will HE [fill in the blank for that person in your life who won’t eat veggies] eat like them?

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Healthy Stuffed Peppers Ingredients:

  • 1 lb ground turkey breast
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 3 large peppers – sweet red, green or orange (I picked green because they were on sale!)
  • 1 – 15 oz can fat free chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • shredded cheese for top

Saute garlic and parsley.  Add ground turkey, cumin, garlic powder and cook meat completely.  Add tomato sauce and 1/2 cup chicken broth.  Mix well and simmer for about 10 minutes. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

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In the meantime, wash and cut peppers in half.  (note: I cut my peppers horizontally but they really should be cut VERTICALLY – whoops!)  Remove seeds and place peppers in a baking dish.

Spoon the mixture into each pepper half and fill to the top.  I literally stuffed the peppers to the maxPour the remaining chicken broth into the bottom of the baking dish.  Pictures only show 4 halves (2 peppers) but the recipe yields enough for 6 halves.  Each half is one serving.

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Cover with Aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes.  Remove from oven, top with cheese and put back into oven without the foil.  Continue to bake for 5 minutes.  Remove from oven, serve and enjoy!

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This is a super healthy recipe and there are so many little alterations you could make to change the whole flavor.  Here are a few thoughts I had while enjoying this scrumptious dinner!  Do you have any?

  • Use salsa instead of tomato sauce, add black beans for a mexican dish.
  • Use mozzarella, pepperoni pieces, etc for an italian dish.
  • Substitute meat for black beans, corn and increase rice for a vegetarian southwest dish.
  • Shredded chicken and light barbecue sauce for a southern pulled chicken dish, minus the carbs!

Yumm… can’t wait to try other variations!!

Bon Appetit!

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