quinoa stuffing

~Protein packed Stuffed Peppers~

Ingredients:

  • 1 red bell pepper
  • ½ cup cooked quinoa
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • ½ cup alfalfa sprouts
  • ½ cup black beans, cooked
  • ½ of an avocado
  • The juice of ½ a lime
  • ¼ TSPs of garlic powder, fresh ground pepper, and cayenne pepper to taste

Directions:

  • Slice the pepper in half and remove the stem and seeds
  • Combine the spices, lime juice, avocado, and cilantro in a small bowl and mash with a fork to create fresh guacamole
  • Now stuff your pepper!! Layer however you like, I layered mine with beans on the bottom, then quinoa, then guac, then the sprouts to top it all off. Enjoy!! :)

These babies are a perfect workout recovery meal if you have sore muscles, or even if you just want something filling and delicious to get you through the day! 

Lunch after my run earlier! Yellow bell pepper stuffed with quinoa, turmeric seasoned ground turkey, zucchini, and bell pepper. Topped with a little cheese and cilantro. Then cherry tomatoes and green beans sautéed in @fourthandheart ghee butter on the side. This turned out so delicious!

Recipe on my Instagram - goodhealthgoodvibes

idk what this even is but it was amaze! I’m going to Milwaukee for the weekend to see a cubs game so I needed to use up the rest of my veggies! Roasted up some broccoli & brussels sprouts, sautéed onion & red peppers, & added some quinoa & yesterday’s stuffed sweet potato mix & voila !!!! Veggie bowls have no limits 😊

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Ground Beef & Quinoa-Stuffed Peppers

Prep Time: 15 min. | Total Time: 1 hour 15 min.

Makes: 6 servings

What You Need

1 lb. extra-lean ground beef

2 cups cooked quinoa

1 onion, chopped

1/3 cup MIRACLE WHIP Dressing

1-½ tsp. chili powder

6 green peppers

2 cups marinara sauce

Make It

HEAT oven to 375ºF.

MIX first 5 ingredients just until blended.

CUT tops off peppers; remove and discard seeds. Fill peppers with meat mixture; place in shallow baking dish. Top with marinara sauce.

BAKE 50 min. to 1 hour or until meat mixture is done (160ºF).

Substitute

Substitute cooked long-grain brown rice for the quinoa.

I did some motherfuckin’ MEAL PREP today and I’m pretty proud of myself for doing so! Even if life has been gettin’ in the way a bit more than I’d like lately in terms of my health, I am actively working to do my best to put my health first. Getting a meal/workout plan from imgonnamakeachange has been a HUGE help, even if I’ve had a hard time putting in 100%–I am finally on the right path at least! I’ve found that meal prep on Sundays sets me up for success during the week. I know I can go to the gym after work and not get home till 8 or so and still have a healthy, delicious meal that is ready in minutes–so, so nice!

This week I made (for both M and I):
-Herbed quinoa salad with carrots and tomatoes
-Sweet potato, black bean, and quinoa stuffed bell peppers
-Veggie whole wheat lasagna
-Brown rice pasta with veggies, vegetarian protein, and tomato sauce