I love to get creative in the kitchen. One of my favorite things to do is to check out what I have on hand, and see how I can put it all together to make a tasty dish. These simple stuffed peppers (and mushrooms) are tasty and easy to throw together.
I also strive to make healthy meals my whole family will enjoy. We’ve cut way down on the amount of meats we eat here in our house, turning to more of a plant based meal plan. I try to keep things interesting with texture, taste, and color.
When possible, planning ahead is key for me because, I find myself busy with life, i.e. work, family, and the rest of my daily activities. This can lead to grabbing not-so-healthy options for meals. Know what I mean?
Simple Stuffed Peppers 101
Fitting in home cooked meals can be tough. If you like peppers, and are looking for a delicious meal the whole family will enjoy (and that you’ll feel good about serving), check out this simple recipe for Stuffed Peppers.
- Large, Green Bell Peppers (1 per person)
- Large Baby Bella Mushrooms
- 1/2 C Quinoa (uncooked)
- 1/2 C lentils (uncooked)
- 2 C water
- large sweet onion
- 2 garlic cloves
- 2 vine ripened tomatoes
- 1 tsp basil
- 1 tsp oregano
- sea salt and ground black pepper to taste
- lemon wedges
- Preheat the oven to 350 farenheit
- Boil the 2 cups water; add quinoa and lentils, return to the boil, then simmer for 20 minutes, fluff with a fork, season with salt and pepper to taste, set aside
- De-stem the mushrooms, and set aside
- Place the mushroom stems, onion, garlic cloves, and tomatoes in a food processor and process until almost smooth, add the basil, oregano, salt and pepper to taste, pulse, set aside
- Cut the peppers in half and remove the seeds
- Place the cut peppers and mushroom caps in a foil lined, or wax paper lined baking pan
- Stuff the peppers and mushrooms with the quinoa/lentil mixture
- Scoop the onion, garlic, tomato mixture on top
- bake for 30 minutes, checking frequently after 20 minutes to see if they’re done
- serve with a wedge of fresh lemon
- ovens vary so be sure to check on your veggies for done-ness
Simple Stuffed Peppers And More
Step out of your comfort zone, check out what you’ve got in the kitchen, and see what you can throw together. Leave me a comment below (or a photo) of your favorite healthy dishes.