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Yummy, Crumbly, Stuffed Peppers
I’m dedicating the following article to two people who are very important in my life. My good friends Will and Angela. Both of these wonderful people have achieved what some only dream to do. Between the two of them, they have lost approximately two hundred pounds and are healthier and happier than ever. Both of them have inspired me to be the healthy, happy, and strong person that I want to be, and because of them I know that it is possible to live a healthier lifestyle and stick with it. I love and thank you guys!
Now the reason I’m mentioning these fabulous individuals in this article is because this week I wanted to do a recipe for something completely carbless. Both Angela and Will have stuck to an extremely low-carb diet, and it has helped them on their path to healthier lifestyles. I have started to really crack down on myself by following the low carb trend, and I’ve found something out: it’s HAAAARDUH! I love sandwiches, so giving up the bread portion of the sandwich was extremely difficult for me. I started to think about all of the things that I would be missing out on: bread, pasta, potatoes, corn, beer (please sir! Not my beer!)! I started to get overwhelmed and asked myself, “Can I really do this? Can I live without the things that have been part of my daily diet for…ever?”
I know that most of you have asked yourselves these questions as well, and you’ve probably said, “No I can’t,” thus discontinuing your dietary efforts. I’m going to be honest with you. To quote Rob Schneider in almost every Adam Sandler movie (and Adam Sandler in that one Rob Schneider movie; so sad…) “YOU CAN DO IT!” However, let this be fair warning that the transition will be difficult, but don’t fear! After you get used to the low amount of carbs in your tummy, you’ll never miss them.
I found one recipe that I’ve really enjoyed making and is extremely low in carbs: stuffed peppers. Now if you’re like my boyfriend, you’re probably thinking that meals without carbs are icky or in a more mature way of putting it, grody. However, you’re wrong, dear reader. Low carb meals can be quite delicious.
What You’ll Need:
- 4 green peppers
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
- 3 minced garlic cloves
- 1/4 cup finely chopped green onion
- 1 pound of ground turkey (leaner the better)
- 7 ounces diced tomatoes
- 1/2 teaspoons of Italian seasoning
- 1 cup marinara sauce OR your favorite salsa
- 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/4 cup shredded monterey jack cheese
First, preheat your oven to 375°F. Take your peppers and drizzle them with olive oil, salt and pepper. Broil them for about five minutes or until slightly tender. This will allow them to cook more thoroughly when you stuff them. Next, saute your onions and your olive oil in a sauce pan over medium heat until the onions are soft. Add your green onions and your garlic until fragrant. Next, brown your turkey in another pan and add your diced tomatoes and all of your seasonings to taste. Then add your onion and garlic mixture. Mix all of these ingredients together and cook thoroughly for another good five minutes. While the turkey cooks, take your peppers and cut off the top ends with the stems. Make sure you hollow out the inside of the peppers so you’ll have plenty of room for your turkey mixture. When the turkey and veggies are finished, spoon a good helping into each pepper. Top with your two cheeses and place the tops back on the top. Place your peppers in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes. This dish is really delicious and easy to make, and it only has 300 calories per serving! It’s definitely something to help with the transition into no carb land! Happy Eating!