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Fit Recipe: Protein Packed Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Diet / Featured / Food / Nutrition / Recipes / December 26, 2011

Recipe by: Lana Blas


 


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Ingredients

1 cup of dry Organic Quinoa
2 cups of Organic Vegetable Broth
1/2 white or yellow onion (minced)
1 or 2 Zucchini (diced)
1 cup shredded or minced Carrots
1 minced Green, Yellow, Orange, And Red Peppers
salt/pepper to taste also garlic powder and paprika
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
5 peppers (Red, Green, and Yellow to be stuffed)

 

Directions

1. Pre heat oven to 350 degrees

2. Prepare Quinoa as directed, soaked in cold water for a few minutes and then strain.

3. Bring to a boil 2 cups of broth and quinoa then lower heat and cover.

4. When the broth has fully absorbed into quinoa, fluff it out and set aside.

Protein Packed Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

5. Sauté all the minced veggies for up to 8 mins or until soft. You can also add in egg plant, spinach, and diced chicken breast!

Protein Packed Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

6. Add the quinoa to the stir fry and increase heat to medium high and stir for 3 minutes.

Protein Packed Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

7. Chop the top of each pepper and take out core and seeds. Fill the peppers with Quinoa stir fry.

Protein Packed Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

8. Bake for 10-15mins and enjoy this Healthy Protein Packed Meal Filled With Tons Of Nutrients!!!

 

Optional:
Some people sprinkle low fat cheese on top. I sprinkle paprika, that’s it:)

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