Unstuffed Bell Pepper Skillet

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I love stuffed bell peppers! BUT what I hate is trying to slice the bottom just right so that they sit up straight!!

I was searching for recipes last week and I came upon this one and I knew I had to try it. Im a sucker for recipes that include cilantro, rice and make enough for me to have for lunch. This of course me all these qualities.

This recipe is also really adaptable! You can add and subtract veggies in how you see fit. I did make some changes from the original recipe to fit our taste buds and I encourage you to do the same!

One last thing, having a system it so very important when you are beginning your health and fitness journey. The containers, meal plans, prep all are essential to getting you into the routine of what you should be fueling your body with and getting used to your body’s specific needs. In fact they are things I rely on still on a regular basis! I do encourage you to start getting a feel for the amounts outside of the containers. Make sure you are dumping the containers out on your plate so that you can visually see the amount you should be consuming.

This will complete the “education” of your body and what it needs. So that you can enjoy all types of recipes and meals with out the worry of how much cheese because you don’t have a blue container.

On with the Recipe!

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  • 2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 2 red containers or ground beef or turkey
  • 2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1.5 teaspoon paprika
  • 1.5 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice (I used the quick cooking brown rice to make everything faster)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 TBSP fresh lime juice

*cilantro to garnish!

Directions:

On Sunday I prepped our protein for the week and this week it was ground beef. So the meat necessary to make this recipe I cooked the day before. If you do not have your meat already cooked started there, cook your meet! Brown it remove it from the pan so that you can get to those veggies!

img_9546Dice/chop all the veggies and saute them in in a skillet until desired doneness. I added the seasons and then the meat back. I did add a plash of water or chicken stock  to get some liquid in the pan when it needed it. When all the veggies and the meat were added in I added the rice in and then sprinkle the cheese over the top with a wholatta cilantro!!!
This was not a hard recipe at all and really gives you a chance to cram in some serious veggies. It was so colorful too!

 

I would love to hear what you think and if you got a chance to try the recipe. If you are just beginning your health and fitness journey or if you are looking to connect into a community of support, motivation and encouragement fill out the application below!!

 

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