Here is a great Low Calorie high protein meal option that you can have!
This is one of my FAVORITE meals to make and it is simple, quick, and full of flavor!
Infinite Life Fitness: Stuffed Bell Pepper
What you need:
- Ground Turkey (TRY TO FIND THE 99% Fat Free option! The other options carry more fat which increase the calorie count!) or you can use ground chicken or even ground beef! You can pick which you like the most
- Bell Pepper
- onions, chopped bell peppers
- OPTIONAL: Tomato Paste or Low fat Swiss Cheese Laughing Cow cheese wedge
What I do it I will cook the whole package of ground turkey. I will season it with Ms. Dash seasoning (They have a TON of flavors you can choose from. I usually pick the original with a little garlic but you can try what you want)
BEFORE I start to cook the meat I turn on the oven to 350 degrees
After the meat is cooked I portion it out. I separate the turkey into 3.5 ounces (and placing them in Tupperware containers or you can use zip lock bags. The suggested serving size is 4 ounces but I have found that 4 ounces is too much to put in most bell peppers)
I will cut up about 1/4 cup of onions/chopped bell peppers and combine it with the ground turkey.
OPTION: You can at this stage add 2 tablespoons of tomato paste (tomato paste is very thick. it allows the turkey to have more flavor and it keeps everything kinda stuck together.) Or you can mix into your onion/bell peppers 1 wedge of laughing cow cheese.
I will put all of that inside the largest bell pepper I can find at the store. I will pop it I the over for about 15 minutes ( I usually just wait until the meat and bell pepper are heated up…you can leave it in for longer but it starts to make the bell pepper shrivel and dry out. So you will have to watch it!
I also like to add a side salad…or some other side to this dish just to fill me up (because the pepper alone usually is pretty filling but sometimes I need more!
This stuffed bell pepper (if you use lean ground turkey, onions, and bell pepper) is around 200 calories. That is also why I suggest adding something else with this pepper to make a more filling meal.