Easy Peasy, Healthy Stuffed Bell Peppers!

Hey there, I have been following a few fitness blogs and they always talk about their stuffed bell peppers so I decided to give mine a try. I do follow people’s recipes but usually I improve with flavoring because I am very particular about flavoring. This is my recipe for stuffed bell peppers. I did this as a meal prep so I bought 5 big green bell peppers so I can eat each as a meal.

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There is a picture for you guys. Here are the ingredients.

5 big green bell peppers by big I mean a good size

ground turkey as lean as possible, all I need was one of those boxes they sell packaged at ralphs, I do not use the ones that come wrapped like a sausage.

tomato sauce, this depends on your taste I bought the biggest can they had. I also suggest making a home made tomato sauce.

Cup of veggies, pick what you want. I used corn, mushrooms, green beans etc.

1 to 1 and a half of chicken broth, or stock, once again depends on how much flavor you want. try not to make it too salty. I used chicken stock.

Directions:

Put your bell peppers in boiling water for 5-7 mins to make them soft. Cut around the top to take out the middle part. Take them out and put them aside. Next put your chicken stock, veggies, ground turkey, a bit a salt in a bowl and cook it all together till the turkey meat is not pink anymore. Once that is done turn off the heat and add the tomato sauce. Set your oven to 350 degrees, and start putting the stuffing in the bell peppers, stuffing meaning your turkey meat. I put some tomato sauce in my pan then put the bell peppers on top and filled them up. Once I did that I sprinkled some Parmesan cheese on the top of each bell pepper. You’re done! Pop it in the oven and set it for 30-35 mins. Good luck!

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What I Ate Today

I will post here and there what I eat for my day. I have had a few people ask me what I eat. Trust me it is not easy to stay eating healthy when you have a job and school. That’s why it is always better to meal prep, even if it is for a couple days it works out better for you. I have not been meal prepping but I have maintained what I eat. Today I somewhat did a no no and had some egg and potato salad, homemade at that but an alternative to a white potato is the red potatoes and sweet potato which have less calories and are healthier and better for you. Although incorporating white potatoes in your meal is not BAD. I also can get away with this because I did lower body today so my body definitely needs the carbs for energy.On to what I ate today:

Morning Pre Work out

A cup of cut strawberries in almond butter on wheat bread (snack)

Protein Shake with water

Breakfast

2 eggs

4 slices of ham

2 Corn tortillas

I love breakfast and I eat the most during breakfast! So if you are going to make any meal of the day a big one make sure it is breakfast because through the day your body will be burning calories. Substitutes for breakfast favorites such as waffles or pancakes are whole wheat waffles or protein pancakes. I believe you can make hash brown out of sweet potatoes as well.

Snack

a turkey ham sandwich on wheat bread ( this might seem like a meal but it is not for me, I consider this a snack because I work out 6 days a week and my metabolism is faster than most therefore I need to a “snack” like this to sustain my body from going into starvation mode.

Lunch

Thin sliced lightly fried chicken breasts ( not fried chicken like kfc, this chicken isn’t even battered or seasoned, it is just soaked in a bit a oil for a bit, but I would not recommend frying you chicken. Bake, grill it or cook it! The only reason I somewhat ate what I wanted was because I did legs today.)

A mixture of veggies cauliflower, broccoli, carrots

Dinner

Thin sliced chicken fried chicken breast

egg and potato salad

My diet is not always like this, I only eat like this once a week or so.

Incorporate whole grains in your diet, whole wheat, if it is brown it is probably good for you. Brown rice, whole wheat bread, whole grain tortillas, whole grain pasta, and quinoa.

White means highly processed meaning the nutrients in the product have been taken out because of the way they processed such as white rice, white milk etc. For milk substitute it with almond milk, soy, or coconut milk.

For snacks but a ton of fruit, buy natural almond butter or peanut butter in markets like trader joe’s or sprouts. Almonds are a great snack and supply you with energy.

In order to change your body, you have to be willing to put in the work and make some sacrifices or choose alternatives. It is absolutely true that 80% of abs are made in the kitchen. Eat your veggies and keep living healthy. Hope this helps some people.