I made these for dinner last night and they were so easy to make and so good! I was actually really impressed with myself! You can use any color pepper, but red is my fave! Now I don't know about you all, but I absolutely HATE cutting onions. It is legit torture for me. Not sure if it effects some people more than others, but I am probably an example of the worst case scenario. Even if someone is cutting them 3 rooms away my eyes start burning and watering. Usually I coax someone else into doing the onion cutting for me and leave the house while they are doing it, but that was not an option for me last night, so I had to adapt! My ski goggles worked like a charm! I cut those bad boys up no problem! So from now on they are staying in my kitchen.
4 bell peppers halved length wise, ribs removed
1/2 cup cooked quinoa
1/2 lb lean ground turkey
1 small onion
1 14 oz can fire roasted tomatoes
1 7 oz can of diced green chilis
1 14 oz can black beans drained and rinsed
1 TBS taco seasoning (I just used my own little concoction of spices: paprika, cumin, cayenne, chili powder, salt, pepper)
1/2 TBS cumin
1/2 TBS olive oil
1/2 cup mozzarella shredded cheese (I just sprinkled a little on top)
3/4 cup water
Heat olive oil in a large saucepan. Add onion and cook until translucent ( about 3 minutes). Add in meat and cook until browned. Drain any excess fluid.
Add in black beans, tomatoes, green chilies, water, quinoa, cumin, taco seasoning, salt and pepper if desired. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium/low and simmer for 15 minutes.
Heat oven to 375. Place peppers in 13 x 9 baking dish. Spoon in filling and top with cheese. Cover pan with foil and bake for 40 minutes.
Remove from oven and serve with avocado, non-fat greek yogurt (Sour cream replacement) and salsa (optional). Enjoy!
Casserole...hot dish...whichever term you use, THIS recipe will definitely make you some friends! This low carb, family friendly dish is packed with taste and NOT packed with carbs making it easy to stick to your low carb plan, and a perfect dish for all the parents asking me for recipes their family will also eat! You're welcome!
I just tried out this Quinoa and Black Bean Salad recipe from the new 21 Day Fix cookbook called Fixate that is being released next week...SO GOOD! If this is any indication as to what the rest of the book entails then we are in for a MAJOR 21 Day Fix upgrade! This will be what I bring to the next cookout I am invited to. People will have no idea that it is actually healthy for them because it tastes so good! Serves 12 (1 cup each) Prep Time: 30min. Cooking Time: 12 min. Container equivalents: 1 green, 2 yellow, 1.5 teaspoons INGREDIENTS 1/3 cup Fresh lime juice1 Tbsp. ground cumin1 Tbsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt)1/3 cup olive oil2 cans (15-oz. ea.) black beans drained, rinsed4 1/2 tsp. red wine vinegar (ground pepper to taste; optional)4 cups water2 cups dry quinoa, rinsed1 medium red bell pepper, finely chopped1 medium orange bell pepper, finely chopped1 medium yellow bell pepper, finely chopped1 (10-oz.) bag frozen corn, thawed1 bunch fresh cilantro, finely chopped
When I first heard about the keto diet there was so much information thrown my way that I felt really overwhelmed. All I wanted to know was the basics. Where do I begin? What do I eat? That is why today I put together a few basics to help you get started on your ketogenic journey. The first thing I learned about the keto diet was that I was going to want to keep my carbs between 20-25 net carbs a day. What's a net carb? That is when you take your carbs and subtract the fiber and sugar alcohols to get your net.
I also learned that I wanted to keep my diet around 70% fat, 25% protein, and 5% carbs. I use the My Fitness Pal app to help me keep track of this! Most of your carbs on this diet should be coming from green veggies such as spinach, kale, and collard greens.
Foods to avoid on the keto diet: -breads -corn -oats -oatmeal -honey -syrup -potatoes -wheat -fruit Let's talk about fruit...yes it is healthy but it is really high in natural sugars and carbs. If you need some fruit the best …