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
The 3-Day Refresh Cleanse came out last week, and I am sure you are all wondering what a day of meals would look like if you were to do this cleanse. I have decided to put this post together so that I can simply show you how the cleanse will go day by day.
Day 1- (Upon waking drink 8-10 oz. of filtered water.) Breakfast(within 1 hour of waking): Shakeology blended in 1 1/4 cups filtered water. Plus 1 serving from the fruit list. I chose half of a banana and actually added it into my shake. I added ice, and cinnamon which is on the guilt-free flavorings list that they provide us. I made it the same way all 3 days.
Optional: Morning Tea (at least one hour after breakfast) 1 cup unsweetened herbal or green tea. (stevia sweetener allowed) I chose not to do this because I was fine drinking my water. Mid-Morning(at least 1 hour after morning tea): Fiber Sweep (digestive health drink) mixed in 1 cup filtered water.
The first day I did not add enough water to my fiber sweep so I was not a fan of …