Skinny Turkey Stuffed Peppers

 

Skinny Turkey Stuffed Peppers

Yum! Stuffed peppers are one of my favorite foods to make for dinner!  They go perfectly with a nice salad on the side and are loaded with mega flavor.  I make these extra guilt-free by avoiding heavy tomato sauces, unhealthy oils and unnecessary dairy/cheese. To bump up the health factor, I ditch ground beef and use extra-lean ground turkey!  This recipe is also Gluten-free because I don’t use any grains in the meat mixture.  I only use a 1/2 cup of wild rice for texture.

Tip: Wild rice is actually the “seed” of a marsh grass and not a “grain”.   I love it because its high in B vitamins, zinc, potassium and manganese.  Wild rice also contains twice as much protein as brown rice and is relatively low cal!

Ingredients

  • 4 large bell peppers (orange, red or yellow)
  • 1 cup organic veggie broth
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 large onion, diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 lb. organic ground lean turkey
  • 1/2 cup wild rice
  • 1 cup tomatoes, diced
  • Freshly ground black pepper, cayenne, ground ginger and lemon juice to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Prep peppers and boil for 4-5 minutes. Remove from the water and set to dry on paper towel.
  • Cook the wild rice following box directions or just like regular rice.
  • Heat the coconut oil in a large nonstick pan over medium heat, adding in onions.  Sauté for 4 minutes until the onion begins to soften, add in garlic.  Next, stir in the ground turkey, veggie broth, diced tomatoes and other seasonings.  Cook until turkey is slightly browned.
  • Remove the pan from heat.   Place the peppers upright in the baking dish and spoon the meat mixture into the center of each. Bake for 30 mins.
  • Serve with a fresh squeeze of lemon juice and parsley as garnish.

   How do you make stuffed peppers? Have you tried using ground turkey?

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