Don’t let these horrible iPhone photos dissuade you from trying this recipe…I swear it was delicious! As I mentioned yesterday, I am currently doing the 10 Day Advocare Cleanse. I’m on Day 3 and going strong. What I love is the fact that this is not a starve yourself kind of cleanse. You can’t have alcohol, dairy, processed foods, fried foods, etc, but you can have pretty much everything else. I spent most of Sunday doing a lot of meal prep for the week to keep myself on the proper path for this cleanse. I grilled chicken, I made a big batch of brown rice and quinoa, I cut up veggies, I made breakfast egg muffins, and I made a big batch of steel cut oats. I rounded out the day by make these stuffed peppers.
Since I had already made brown rice, this was an even easier recipe. Just mix a few ingredients together and bake. Seriously, it is that easy. I urge you to try them (even if you aren’t watching what you eat!).
Makes 3 peppers
3 bell peppers (any color – I used red)
1/2 cup cooked brown rice
1/2 lb ground turkey
10 oz tomato sauce (any brand, I used Amy’s Organic)
1 t Worchestire sauce
1/4 t garlic powder
1/4 t onion powder
1 t Italian seasoning
salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Meanwhile, brown 1/2 lb of ground turkey. Once cooked through, put in a bowl. Add to the bowl the brown rice and also 8 oz of tomato sauce and all of the seasonings listed above. Set filling aside.
Take three peppers and cut off the tops. Empty the peppers of the seeds and membranes and place in a baking dish (trim bottoms of peppers if necessary to keep them upright). Fill the peppers with your filling and top with some of the remaining tomato sauce.
Bake for 1 hour, “basting” the peppers with more tomato sauce every 15 minutes until the peppers are soft. Enjoy!