Thursday, February 27, 2014

Stuffed Peppers.

Rach and I are participating in a 2 month long "Healthy Living Challenge"... It's actually pretty cool. Everyone puts $20 in the pot, and we each set our own individual healthy eating goals in addition to working out regularly... 
Rachel's goal is to eat a strict vegetarian diet while maintaining a healthy calorie limit... While mine is eating Low Carb with a healthy calorie limit. 
We're 2 weeks in and so far it's been incredible! At the end of 2 months, whoever has kept to their goals the closest, wins the pot of money! So we've got a lot riding on this challenge... 

The whole Low Carb thing has actually been a really great way for me to work on being creative in the kitchen... So, in an effort to stick to my goals (and not punish Freddy with them)...

Enter>>>> Stuffed Peppers (a recipe)

What you'll need:

2 red peppers
1/2 lb of lean ground beef
1 apple
1/2 yellow onion
8 mushrooms
2 handfuls of baby leaf spinach
1 T minced garlic
1/2 C. shredded cheese (any kind that you prefer)
salt, pepper, and any other seasoning you desire


Preheat oven to 350.

In medium pan brown beef, drain fat and set aside.
Peel apple and chop into small pieces, place in bowl. Add chopped onion and mushroom. Mix in garlic and seasoning. Pour bowl of apple/mushroom mix into medium pan and cook for 5 minutes or until apple and mushrooms are soft. Once apples soften, add spinach and cook until leaves wilt.

Remove from heat mixture from heat and add to pan of meat. Stir. 

Take 2 peppers and cut in half length wise. Remove all seeds. Sprinkle a pinch of shredded cheese in bottom of pepper. Then scoop meat/mushroom mixture into each pepper half and place on a foil lined pan. Sprinkle cheese on top and bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes. 

Then enjoy!

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