Andee Layne Nutrition

Honeybee Health: Easy Stuffed Peppers

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Is it really Friday already?! Yeah!!! Here are some easy and healthy stuffed peppers I made for dinner last night. The beauty of stuffed peppers is you can put just about anything you want in them! You can add corn or cilantro, substitute the brown rice for quinoa, replace the black beans with white beans…what ever you want! So healthy and easy to make!
*My girlfriend didn’t want cheese on hers so that’s why one is naked 😉
Here’s What I Used:
Ground chicken (or lean ground turkey)
4 Bell Peppers (I only used four and had left over mix and could have easily made 6)
1 can Black Beans (drained)
2 cups cooked Brown Rice
1 tsp Cumin
1 Garlic Clove (I love garlic so used two)
2 medium Tomatoes (or a can of diced tomatoes)
1 Onion
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
about 4 Tbsp of Ground Flaxseed 
Small bunch of Green Onion
1/4 cup of Low Fat Shredded Cheese (I used a mexican blend)
salt and pepper to taste
Directions:
Preheat Oven to 350 degrees. Lightly oil the bottom of your baking dish. Cut the tops off of your bell peppers and remove the seeds and stems. Heat two Tbsps of olive in a pan and cook your ground chicken with the tsp of cumin and salt and pepper to taste. Once your meat is brown add in your chopped onion and garlic clove and sautee until they’re soft. Once those are cooked set aside. In a small bowl mix your ground flax seed with a couple tbsp of water and stir until it becomes like the consistency of oatmeal (*sorry I don’t measure this out exactly I just do it by eyeing it..You can omit the flax if you want but its pretty easy and adds omegas)
In a large bowl combine your brown rice, can of black beans and diced tomatoes. Next add in your meat and flaxseed mixture. Combine well and scoop into your bell peppers. Cook for about 30 minutes until the tops start to brown and the peppers become soft. Top with desired amount of cheese and chopped green onion and enjoy! Soooo delish! 
 

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21 Comments

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    Tashauna Scott
    October 5, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Too funny! I cooked stuffed peppers for dinner last night too! I went w/the Southwestern Stuffed Pepper recipe from this site: http://www.simplylovefood.com/2012/02/25/southwestern-stuffed-peppers/

    I will have to try your recipe next time. Thanks!

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      andeelayne
      October 6, 2012 at 5:17 am

      yummmm ill have to check out the ones you made! Loooove a stuffed pepper!

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    Michelle
    October 5, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    This looks so yummy!

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    alicia
    October 5, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    wow– so making these, andee! xo

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      andeelayne
      October 6, 2012 at 5:16 am

      you should def try them! I can't wait to make them again!

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    Kohl_lined
    October 6, 2012 at 6:57 am

    grt! i make d same at home, since we are all vegetarians, i use gram roasted gram flour paste with spices and veggies and stuff inside it. chk my blog for an easy protein filled salad.
    cheers!
    Kunj
    kohllined.blogspot.in

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    Jennifer Belle
    October 6, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    yum!! i always make these italian style, ill def try this for a change!

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      andeelayne
      October 10, 2012 at 4:26 pm

      oh yum italian style! what do you put in them?! Ps i tried your peanut sauce recipe…SOOOO good its dangerous around me lol

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    Allie
    October 6, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    Hi Andee,

    I was wondering if you could give some style tips for my daughther's 3 month pictures that are coming up.
    I love your style, you alway
    smake everything look so effortlessly(sp?). I don't know how you do it, I'm a first time mom as well and somedays I can barely throw in a shower.
    Anyway, any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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      andeelayne
      October 10, 2012 at 4:26 pm

      are the pics of just your daughter or you and your daughter? where will you be taking them at home? in a studio? beach?

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    Phoebe Limanta
    October 7, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Good Lordddddddddddddd that looks delicious!!! I've never cooked stuffed peppers before but I really want to try this one! 🙂

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      andeelayne
      October 10, 2012 at 4:25 pm

      they were delish you should def try them!

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    Anonymous
    October 8, 2012 at 2:18 am

    I just found your blog and think it's great! Do u mind of I ask how old u r?

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      andeelayne
      October 10, 2012 at 4:25 pm

      thank you.. I don't mind at all…I just turned 29 a couple weeks ago 😉

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    Aubrey
    October 8, 2012 at 3:06 am

    Yummy! I'll definitely have to try this stuffed pepper recipe!

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    Dana
    October 8, 2012 at 7:53 am

    I've been making stuffed peppers for years but add a sauce to them so they won't be so dry… but love this recipe and will try!

    XOXO Dana

    http://danaslookbook.blogspot.com/

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      andeelayne
      October 10, 2012 at 4:24 pm

      im so glad i tried them now I'm obsessed! Will be making at least once a week!

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    Allie
    October 11, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    They are of me and my daughter, and we are going to be taking them at a park. I live in Colorado, so we also have to keep in mind that it's a little chilly here now. I just dont want to throw on a sweater and jeans, I want to look like i actually put in some effort.

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    Linzi
    October 11, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Making these tonight for dinner! Hope they turn out delicious like yours did. Thanks for the recipe 🙂

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    Anonymous
    March 24, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    Hello. What is the amount of turkey used in this recipe. The average package from Jennie-O is about 1.25lbs. Will that make 6?

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    Rachel Page
    January 21, 2015 at 11:09 am

    Great recipe. I really appreciate and enjoy your blog. Keep up the great work!

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