Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed Peppers                                                              Makes 4 large peppers

1 serving size = 1 pepper

Ingredients:

4 large green peppers
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
1/4 cup low fat cheddar cheese
1 pound of 99 percent fat free turkey breast
1 x 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes
1 cup cooked quinoa
1/2 tsp garlic powder

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cut tops off of green peppers, and take the seeds out.  Place peppers in a pot of boiling water for 20 minutes and then drain. Place peppers in a 9×9 square baking dish.  Add turkey to skillet and brown until thoroughly cooked. Add diced tomatoes and garlic salt, 1 cup of cooked quinoa and parmesan cheese. Fill the 4 green peppers with the turkey mixture.  Cover with foil and place in oven for 15 minutes.  Take out of the oven and sprinkle remaining ¼ cup cheddar cheese on the top of the peppers evenly. Cook for another 10 minutes.

Nutrition Information per serving:

276 calories, 20 g carbohydrates, 5 g fiber, 35 g protein, 7 g fat, 3 g sat fat, 400 mg of sodium, 72 mg cholesterol, 6 g sugars

Christine Haas, M.S., L.D.N., C.N.S., C.P.T