Do you like stuffed peppers? Peppers are a June Foods of the Month so now is the time to make sure you are eating enough of these healthy veggies! Stuffed peppers are a fun and colorful way to get more of them into your diet. Not only are stuffed peppers an easy and quick option, but they can be filled with so many different ingredients depending on what you have in your kitchen. Here are our favorite ideas:
Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers – we love this meal so much that we provided a recipe for it in this post. Check out how to make these tasty vegetarian meals by clicking here.
Tuna Stuffed Peppers – If you want to add more protein to your stuffed peppers, consider filling them with tuna. Use canned tuna fish to prepare your favorite low-fat tuna salad (we use low-fat mayo, mustard, onions, celery and tomatoes). Transfer the tuna fish salad to the pepper “bowls,” sprinkle with low-fat cheese, and broil in the oven until the cheese starts to bubble.
Spicy Baked Peppers – If you love your food with heat, use poblano chile peppers as the base of your stuffed pepper. Fill with a mixture of your favorite chopped veggies, spices, and brown rice or quinoa, then sprinkle with cheese and bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until the cheese starts to bubble.
Caprese Stuffed Peppers – These make a colorful and unique appetizer or light lunch. Simply cut a green pepper in half, then fill with halved cherry tomatoes, basil, and a drizzle of olive oil. Top with mozzarella cheese, then broil in the oven until the cheese is melted.