Stuffed Red Peppers

Stuffed Red Peppers

Thank you all for the Top 9 today! So nice of you all to have buzzed my post for my mom with the Cinnamon Chip Scones. πŸ™‚

The Lenten season has begun…I have always taken part in Lent. Something my family and I have been doing ever since I can remember.

Do you give anything up for Lent?

I know a lot of people say they take Sundays “off” during Lent so they can indulge in that they gave up, I am not one of those people. I do stay away from meat on Fridays during Lent, but then again I don’t eat a lot of meat to begin with.

(I really need to try and get more protein in my diet though)

This year I decided to give up 2 things. I normally give up all sweets, because well…it’s hard! I mean I love to bake and I love to try new baking recipes (not that it will keep me from baking, Patrick still needs something to eat hehe). So that is the first giving up task.

The second…are you ready?

Alcohol.

Yup, no alcohol until Lent is over. Whew.

Now don’t get me wrong, I am not some raging alcoholic that drinks every night. But let’s think about this…

This weekend I have a wedding to go to…Noel’s (Congrats! Super looking forward to it!)…and that means I won’t partake in ANY drinks for celebration. That in itself will be a feat.

St. Patty’s is during Lent…so no booze on the Holiday. No irish car bombs?! Holy cow.

Not to mention, sometimes it is just nice to come home and have a glass of red wine after a really rough day at work. Knowhadimsayin’?

Needless to say, I gave up 2 things that I think will be very difficult for me to leave behind for a number of weeks.

If you practice Lent, what are you giving up??

In an effort to put more protein in my diet, please enjoy the following recipe for some stuffed peppers.

Ingredients:

  • Red Bell Peppers
  • Low Fat ground Turkey Breast
  • Fat free Chicken Broth
  • Brown rice
  • Broccoli
  • Celery
  • White onion
  • Carrots
  • Yellow Bell Peppers
  • Spinach or Kale
  • Red Pepper Flake
  • Pepper
  • Salt
  • Dried Basil
  • Olive oil

(I didn’t put exact measurements because there aren’t really any and it depends on how many people you are cooking for, just have fun!)

Cook your rice per the directions on the package and set to the side.

Preheat your oven to 375ΒΊ

Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place your whole peppers with the tops cut off (seeded and de-veined). Drizzle with olive oil pepper and salt. Put in the oven for about 10-15 mins until they start to get tender and take out of the oven to cool.

Cook your turkey with your spices and a some chicken broth. Toss in all your vegetables and let them cook until they get vibrant in color.

Mix your brown rice and turkey mixture and then place into each bell pepper.

Place the peppers back in the oven for about 20 minutes.

TADA! Peppers y’all.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

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Comments

  1. Looks beautiful! I love stuffed peppers, and this looks like an awesome version. πŸ™‚

  2. Ooo stuffed peppers are my favorite, these look fantastic!! πŸ™‚

  3. These look perfect. I like the sweeteness of the red peppers Your photos are really appetizing. Congrats on the Top 9.

  4. I always, always forget about stuffed peppers. I don’t know why. I love them so much!! And these look insane!! MUST MAKE

  5. I love stuffed peppers. So good! Congrats on Foodbuzz top 9!

  6. Girl you really packed those peppers!!

  7. These do look tasty! I always stuff mine with beef, but your recipe here has a great deal more flavor ingredients than the recipe I have. It does look like it would be a tasty change of pace-thanks for posting this!

  8. Yay, congrats on your top 9 today! πŸ™‚ I love stuffed peppers and these look really wonderful. You added so many yummy and healthy ingredients in these peppers… I’m sure one would fill me up but my eyes would want to eat two. πŸ™‚

  9. 40 days booze-free?! I’m almost done with my 21 and I can’t wait. LOL! Really, I’m kidding. It’s not that bad, but the social event aspect is a little more difficult.

    You could always just give up Lent for St. Patrick’s Day if it’s not working out. πŸ˜‰

  10. The peppers look delicious – and it’s tough giving up for Lent!

  11. Hey love, I found this: “quinoa provides all nine of the essential amino acids necessary for humans. Very few vegetable proteins can make that claim – not rice, nor wheat, nor legumes, for example.” The jury is still out on precisely how healthy quinoa is, considering it brings a ton of carbs with it too. Something to research… perhaps a future post? πŸ™‚ PS – we just had stuffed peppers last night!! haha, should have waited one more day for an awesome recipe!

  12. Congrats on top 9 my friend πŸ˜€
    This is another recipe worthy of it!!!
    Yum!!!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  13. These look lovely! Congratulations on top 9! xx

  14. Wow!!! cannot get enough of looking at the pics of this wonderful recipe.

  15. Jackie @ Domestic Fits says:

    You can do it! I have a friend who gives up liquor for lent and the ONLY day he breaks is St. Pattys, because he’s Irish, so he gets a pass! Let us know how it goes!

  16. Alcohol is a though one to give up, especially for St Pats day. Stay strong and just think about how good it will taste once lent in over. πŸ˜‰ have a great weekend!

  17. Hooray for the Top 9! And boy, talk about sacrifice! You’ll have a fabulous Easter πŸ™‚ My youngest is giving up sweets as I did last year, but it’s just cookie dough for me this time around!

    PS…your stuffed peppers look wonderful~

  18. I love love love stuffed peppers! You can do so many different things with the filling! Yours looks really tasty!

  19. I have got to get back into making stuffed peppers. They are a great supper. Yours sound delish! Annnnd I’ll be thinking of ya for the next few weeks as Lent continues on. πŸ˜€