Stuffed peppers with a little Mexican twist
I can’t believe it’s almost been a week since we moved into our new place. I found a new area of the house to take my pictures (bear with me for a few weeks while some of the recipes are still using photographs from our apartment days) and we have SO.MUCH. natural light. We’re in a townhouse that’s the end-unit and our walls are covered with WINDOWS! It’s absolutely amazing. So yeah, you can imagine the excitement every time I take pictures now. That is until winter time, and when that rolls around, I’m going to have to likely chase sunlight.
So lately, I’ve been trying to eat better. I talked about in my previous posts how I’ve been gaining unnecessary weight due to this food blogging. Well, new plan, y’all. I’ve decided to cook healthier and if I don’t cook healthy, I plan on portion controlling. I also have been making desserts for the blog and just giving them away. I downloaded My Fitness Pal to my iPhone last week and I’ve been really good about keeping track of what I eat. It helps me because you realize if you don’t portion control, you take in so many more calories (I know this is a given but sometimes you tend to forget if you don’t have something or an app helping you out). I feel like someone is always “watching” me so I don’t eat as much because then I’ll be judged haha
I’ve been seeing stuffed peppers pop up all over the place and I hear they’re healthy too, if you combine the right amount of ingredients. So I decided to give it a shot and make some. Seriously, they’re so good. I love that you get the sweet pepper taste and also all the stuffing that is inside. I tried to go a little “Mexican” on it by adding taco seasoning to the meat and onions. This also is really filling. I was full after one half of a pepper. Jason loved it and I think he had 1 1/2 peppers! I used ground turkey for a healthier spin on it and turkey is really moist so none of this came out dry. Super easy to make and very versatile! Traditionally I think they’re filled with rice, but I omitted it. I’ve seen it done with quinoa too!
Posted on June 08, 2012