Sunday, September 20, 2015

Turkey Stuffed Bell Peppers

I LOVE these stuffed peppers.
I make a whole bunch and then get to savor them for a couple of days.
I like to  play around with the recipe a lot and add my own touch each time.
Adding corn is one of my favorites.
This time we used just green bell peppers and I added the leftover Black Bean and Quinoa Salad I made the other day. (scroll down)
Oh, my, yumminess. I think this one is a keeper!  I must try!

This is the basic recipe that I follow from Skinnytaste


  • 1 lb lean chopped turkey meat
  • 1 garlic, minced
  • 1/4 onion, minced
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro or parsley
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • salt to taste
  • 3 large sweet red bell peppers, washed
  • 1 cup fat free chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked rice
  • Olive oil spray
  • 1/4 cup reduced fat shredded cheese

    Heat oven to 400°. Spray a little olive oil spray in a medium size saute pan and heat on a medium flame. Add onion, garlic and cilantro to the pan. Saute about 2 minutes and add ground turkey. Season with salt and garlic powder, and cumin and brown meat for several minutes until meat is completely cooked through. Add 1/4 cup of tomato sauce and 1/2 cup of chicken broth, mix well and simmer on low for about 5 minutes. Combine cooked rice and meat together.

    Cut the bell peppers in half lengthwise, and remove all seeds. Place in a baking dish. Spoon the meat mixture into each pepper half and fill it with as much as you can. Placeall stuffed pepper halves on the baking dish and pour the remainder of the chicken broth on the bottom of the pan. Cover tight with aluminum foil and bake for about 35 minutes. Top with shredded cheddar cheese and enjoy.

    Servings: 6 servings (1/2 pepper)  Time: 55 minutes  Old Points: 4 • Points+: 5
    Calories: 184.7 • Fat: 2.3 g  Protein: 20.8 g  Carb: 20.2 g  Fiber: 1.6 g 

    Wednesday, September 16, 2015

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    Tuesday, September 15, 2015

    Black Bean and Quinoa Salad

    This Black Bean and Quinoa Salad is SO YUMMY, my family can't get enough of it!
    Make one big batch or you can cut the recipe in half.

    Perfect to make at the beginning of the week to have on hand for a quick and grab side dish.

    Serves 12 (1 cup each) Prep Time: 30min. Cooking Time: 12 min.
    Container equivalents (for my 21 Day Fixers): 1 green, 2 yellow, 1.5 teaspoons 
    1/3 cup Fresh lime juice
    1 Tbsp. ground cumin
    1 Tbsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
    1/3 cup olive oil
    2 cans (15-oz. ea.) black beans drained, rinsed
    4 1/2 tsp. red wine vinegar (ground pepper to taste; optional)
    4 cups water
    2 cups dry quinoa, rinsed
    1 medium red bell pepper, finely chopped
    1 medium orange bell pepper, finely chopped
    1 medium yellow bell pepper, finely chopped
    1 (10-oz.) bag frozen corn, thawed
    1 bunch fresh cilantro, finely chopped
    -Combine lime juice, cumin, and salt in a medium bowl; whisk to blend.
    -Slowly add oil, while whisking constantly. Set aside.
    -Combine beans, vinegar, and pepper (if desired) in a medium bowl; mix well. Set aside.
    -Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat.
    -Add quinoa. Reduce heat to a medium-low; cook, covered, for 10-12 minutes, or until all the water has been absorbed. Remove from heat. Cool for 15-30 minutes. Set aside.
    -Place cooled quinoa in a large bowl. Fluff with a fork.
    -Add bell peppers, corn, cilantro, bean mixture, and dressing; toss gently to blend.

    I've also added this to my yummy TURKEY STUFFED BELL PEPPERS

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    Wednesday, September 9, 2015

    Spinach and Blue Cheese Salad

    Looking for a simple, DELICIOUS salad to make?
    I guarantee your family and friends will LOVE it.
    I get asked for this recipe ALL the time and it's one of my "signature" dishes that I make year round.
    Enjoy and let me know if you make it! 

    TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
    MAKES: 12 servings
    1/2 cup red currant jelly
    3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
    6 cups fresh baby spinach
    2 pints fresh strawberries, quartered
    1 cup mandarin oranges, drained
    1/2 medium red onion, thinly sliced
    1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
    1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted ( I also like walnuts or pecans)
    For dressing, heat jelly in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring until smooth. Remove from the heat; stir in vinegar.
    In a large bowl, combine the spinach, strawberries, oranges, onion and blue cheese. Drizzle with dressing and toss to coat. Sprinkle with pine nuts. 
    *recipe courtesy of Taste of Home