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.
I’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!Such a simple recipe, but filled with flavor! Click To Tweet
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.
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!