Stuffed Peppers

I’m going to try to post one healthy thing I’ve actually cooked each week. For me, this is epic, because I don’t cook (unless you count microwaving an Amy’s burrito). So, this week, I decided to make my own version of stuffed peppers.

I bought these gorgeous, colorful, organic peppers at Whole Foods this morning. The photo doesn’t even do them justice (I don’t have great lighting in my kitchen).


While those beauties were hanging out on the counter, I sauteed some organic diced white onion in olive oil. I added ground turkey breast, organic spinach, organic mushrooms, salt and pepper.


After that was all together, I added some quinoa. Full disclosure: I buy the frozen quinoa in the bag at Whole Foods and just heat it up. This girl has a busy schedule!! I don’t have time for preparing my own grains!! I also bought the onion already diced…but I digress.


Once I had the stuffing together, I cut the tops off the peppers. This being my first attempt at stuffed peppers, I cut the tops off as though I was carving a pumpkin.


I thought I had made way too much stuffing, but once you start putting it into the peppers, you realize they really hold a lot!! No extra stuffing to be found.


Once I had them assembled, I put them in the fridge and went for a swim, took a nap, and rode my bike.

Popped them in the oven at 350 while I rode on the trainer. Here is the final product:



I must say that they were quite tasty! Maybe this “cooking” stuff isn’t so bad after all!


2 thoughts on “Stuffed Peppers

  1. I’ve always wanted to try making the stuffed pepper thing. I have different recipes for them but haven’t tried one yet. Plan to do it soon. Yours look good.

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