A simple and healthy recipe perfect for a balanced meal or quick snack.

How’s it going, fam? I hope you have been having a great month of September! I’ve been steadily trying to keep up with SFSP after accepting a new position at work (weeee!), but I’ve had my hands VERY full lately. Because I’ve been so busy, I need quick and simple recipes (that aren’t totally boring) and are healthy that I can also bring to work with me. My coworkers continuously give me a hard time for my boring food choices and lack of cooking skills.

I’m working on them, but baby steps, people! I think this stuffed pepper recipe has more ingredients than I’ve ever used in one dish before. That just gives you a little insight on how I typically cook. I actually went out and bought like $50 worth of spices, and pledge to work harder on domesticating myself.

Quinoa Stuffed Bell Pepper RecipeI’m more like a 3-ingredient kind of girl to be honest. This seemed like a LOT of ingredients when I was putting it together (it’s the lazy cooker within myself), but it really turned out so well! I was a little impressed with myself, not going to lie. I don’t typically use any spices in my cooking (yes, I’m boring), but a friend recommended some great ones, and needless to say I went a little spice-wild this recipe.

I had first used a full cup of uncooked quinoa, and ended up having quite a bit left over, but I used it to make more of the mixture to refrigerate to use later (or even east it by itself!). So, start with a smaller bit, since it expands while it’s being cooked.

I also didn’t have a way to dice the ingredients perfectly, so I just used a knife to chop them into small pieces. So if you don’t have a quick way to dice the tomatoes and olives, you can simply cut them into quarters, which worked out for me just fine.

This is such a simple recipe, but using a few popular spices, I was able to achieve a lot of flavor!

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One of the reasons I really don’t enjoy cooking is because I get bored, sooooo while preparing the ingredients, I listened to this podcast, which I’ve been really enjoying lately, and it made the time fly by.

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Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers
This stuffed bell pepper recipe is quick and healthy and makes for a perfectly balanced meal or snack.
Prep Time 20 Minutes
Cook Time 20 Minutes
Servings
Peppers
Ingredients
Prep Time 20 Minutes
Cook Time 20 Minutes
Servings
Peppers
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Prepare quinoa according to package directions.
  2. Pre-heat oven to 350⁰ and prepare ingredients.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine black beans, corn, tomatoes, olives, pepper jack, feta, cilantro, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder and salt and pepper.
  4. With a spoon, fill each bell pepper with mixture until full.
  5. Cover baking dish or tray with parchment paper, and bake for 25 minutes, until cheese is melted and each pepper is warmed throughout.
  6. Serve immediately.
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NUTRITION FACTS | (Serving Size: 1 pepper) | Calories: 207 | Fat: 7 grams | Saturated Fat: 3 grams | Trans Fat: 0 grams | Carbohydrates: 28 grams | Protein: 8 grams | Sugar: 6 grams | Dietary Fiber: 6 grams

Let me know if you try this recipe! It was delicious. What other simple and healthy recipes do you want to see? Let me know in the comments below!

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3 Comments on "Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers"

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Agness of Run Agness Run
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I love stuffed peppers and this recipe is so mouth-watering. Excellent way to use more quinoa!

heather (delicious not gorgeous)
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these sound awesome! also, you might want to check out the bulk section at whole foods next time you need spices; you can get a tiny amount for what you need, rather than buying a whole bottle (: