Healthy Recipe for National Nutrition Month

stuffed bell peppers

Stuffed pepper

Did you know that March is National Nutrition Month? Enjoy it with these healthy stuffed peppers.

s for the whole family to enjoy.

 

Did you know that March is National Nutrition Month? This month is designed to encourage everyone to take a better look at their health and diet. In honor of this, we’ve chosen to share a healthy, delicious, and highly nutritious recipe with you. These peppers are stuffed with veggies and plant-based protein, making them perfect for the whole family to enjoy!

 

Ingredients

PEPPERS

  • 1 cup quinoa or rice
  • 2 scant cups vegetable stock
  • 4 large red, yellow, or orange bell peppers (halved, seeds removed)
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 15-ounce can black beans
  • 1 cup whole kernel corn

TOPPINGS optional

  • 1 ripe avocado (sliced)
  • Fresh lime juice
  • Cilantro (chopped)

 

Instructions

 

  1. Add quinoa and vegetable stock to a saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Once boiling, reduce heat, cover, and simmer until all liquid is absorbed and quinoa is fluffy – about 20 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and lightly grease a 9×13 baking dish or rimmed baking sheet.
  3. Brush halved peppers with a neutral, high heat oil, such as avocado oil.
  4. Add cooked quinoa to a large mixing bowl and add remaining ingredients – salsa through corn. Mix to thoroughly combine then taste and adjust seasonings accordingly, adding salt, pepper, or more spices as desired.
  5. Generously stuff halved peppers with quinoa mixture until all peppers are full, then cover the dish with foil.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes covered. Then remove foil, increase heat to 400 degrees F and bake for another 15-20 minutes, or until peppers are soft and slightly golden brown. For softer peppers, bake 5-10 minutes more.
  7. Serve with desired toppings or as is. Best when fresh, though leftovers keep covered in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. Reheat in a 350-degree F (176 C) oven until warmed through – about 20 minutes.

 

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