Healthy Mexican Stuffed Peppers

Healthy Mexican Stuffed Peppers

These Flavorful Healthy Mexican Stuffed Peppers are filled with over 6 grams of fiber and over 35 grams
of protein!

One of the best parts of this recipe is that it is very low-effort when it comes to the preparation for this dish.

How Simple Can This Really Be?

Honestly, I would consider this a lazy-girls (or guys) go-to meal prep recipe for the week. Now, you may be wondering why that is…

You see, by using salsa as the main seasoning there isn’t much more to add to the stuffing of the peppers other than the rice, beans, and turkey. All of which require minimal preparation.

I’m Busy Girl What Can I Do To Make This Easier?

  • Use microwavable jasmine rice from Trader Joes. It tastes amazing and also is easy on the wallet.
  • Wash the canned corn and beans together before adding them to the dish.
  • Throw everything in at once after the turkey is done cooking.

This recipe is really a matter of cooking meat, and then adding everything together over the course of 5 minutes before popping it in the oven. So, if you’re just starting to meal prep this recipe is a great place
to start.

I made this recipe for a busy week I had ahead for my first week working from home. Some would argue that working from home doesn’t make meal prep necessary, but for the first week I had no idea what to expect so I had to be sure I had a healthy lunch packed just in case.

Also, is any thing better than gazing at your fridge knowing you have meals already prepped?

Yeah…didn’t think so.

If you’re looking for other gluten free healthy recipes checkout my latest posts below!

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Healthy Mexican Stuffed Red Peppers

  • Author: Aimee Wera
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Stuffed Peppers 1x
  • Category: Dinner, Lunch, Meal
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

A simple, yet satisfying healthy mexican-style meal that is high in fiber and packed with over 35 grams of protein.


Scale

Ingredients

  • 1 lb 99% Lean turkey
  • 1 tsp avocado oil
  • 4 Large Bell Peppers
  • 1 1/2 cup Salsa ( I opt for a lower sodium variety)
  • 2 Tbsp Cilantro
  • 2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 Can black beans
  • 1/2 cup corn
  • 1 Cup cooked rice of choice
  • Optional: 1/2 cup mexican-style cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350.
  2. Cook the turkey in a pan with 1 tsp of oil until it is fully cooked over medium-high heat.
  3. Add the cilantro, chili powder, red pepper, and salsa to the pan and lower the heat to low for 1-2 minutes.
  4. After washing the beans add the can with the turkey and cooked rice. Stir over low heat until the ingredients are incorporated and set aside.
  5. Cut the tops off the peppers and stuff them evenly with the mixture from the pan.
  6. Cook the peppers for 40 minutes in the oven. Then take them out and add the cheese on top of the peppers and set the broiler in your oven to high. Place the peppers with the cheese on top in the oven for 2-3 minutes, watching carefully to ensure the cheese does not burn.
  7. Take out of the oven and let cool for at least 10 minutes. 


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 stuffed pepper
  • Calories: 350
  • Fat: 6
  • Carbohydrates: 36
  • Fiber: 7
  • Protein: 38

Keywords: bell peppers, stuffed peppers, quick recipe, salsa, salsa recipe, mexican peppers,

Honey Glazed Salmon

Honey Glazed Salmon

This Honey Glazed Salmon is the perfect recipe if you’re seeking something healthy and quick! This recipe can be whipped up in under 20 minutes and is the perfect complement to a bed of rice and steamed veggies.

I admit Salmon is something I have to be in the mood for, but I’ve never been able to figure out how to season or cook Salmon the right way until now.

How Should I Cook The Salmon?

Great question! I found that the key to avoiding overcooked Salmon is to time it just right! I cook it 4-6 minutes on each side in a good pan or skillet.

As much as I love to hold on to old cookware as I detest buying new things I opted for a newer large non-stick pan, and the results were so much better compared to that on my old freshman year of college pans.

And yes…I held them for over 4 years before throwing them away and I have no shame in doing so!

Give me the Deets on the Honey Glaze!

Luckily, this Honey Glaze is made with a rather slim ingredient list (as you will likely have most of the ingredients on hand) and requires holding your hunger for only a few more minutes before the dish
is complete.

For the Honey Glaze you will need:

  • Minced garlic
  • Onion powder
  • Oil of choice
  • Lemon juice
  • Tamari sauce
  • Honey of course!
  • Chopped parsley
  • Cornstarch
  • Water
  • Salt and Pep

Now, I know his may seem like a lot but odds are you will have a majority of these ingredients on hand if you have a gluten-free pantry.

Can I Make This Honey Glaze Thicker Or Thinner?

Absolutely! The key to creating a thicker or thinner Honey Glaze is cornstarch, which I have fallen in love with as a thickening agent in many gluten-free sauces.

If you prefer a thicker sauce add an extra teaspoon of cornstarch to the cornstarch and water mixture (listed in the recipe card below) and a dash more of water.

To make it thinner, you will do the opposite. Simply, reduce the cornstarch by 1 teaspoon and maintain the amount of water that it calls for in the recipe.

What Can I Serve This With?

I find this dish is best served with rice, steamed veggies like broccolini and cauliflower, and potatoes.

Alternatively, you could also make a larger portion of the sauce and create a stir-fry with the salmon and pair it with sugar snap peas, peppers, and water chestnuts.

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Honey Glazed Salmon

  • Author: Aimee Wera
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 44 ounce fillets with honey glaze 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

A super simple Salmon recipe that is flavorful and healthy!


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Ingredients

  • 1 pound of Atlantic Salmon cut into 4 fillets
  • 2 tsp avocado oil
  • 1/8 heaping tsp salt
  • dash of pepper
  • 2.5 Tbsp of minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup water 
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1 lemon juiced (or 23 Tbsp of lemon juice from a lemon juice bottle)
  • 3 Tbsp Tamari (or low sodium sea salt if not gf)
  • 2 tsp cornstarch + 1 tbsp water
  • 3 Tbsp chopped parsley + extra to top

Instructions

  1. Add the oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. While the pan warms up coat the salmon with salt and pepper.
  2. Cook the salmon for 4-5 minutes each side. If they are thick slices aim for 5-6 minutes.
  3. Wrap the salmon in tin foil and set aside while you prepare the Honey Glaze.
  4. Throw the chopped garlic to the pan and cook over medium-high heat for 30 seconds.
  5. Add the water, lemon juice, Tamari, chopped parsley and honey to the pan and let it simmer.
  6. Whisk together the cornstarch and water mixture in a small bowl.
  7. Add the water-cornstarch mixture into the pan and whisk until it is combined. Let the Honey Glaze boil for 1-2 minutes as the glaze thickens.
  8. Add the salmon to the pan and add the Honey Glaze on top of the salmon. Then, sprinkle a bit more parsley over the top and pair with rice and steamed veggies

Notes

To lower the fat content you can use a leaner cut of salmon


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 4-ounce fillet with glaze
  • Calories: 293
  • Sugar: 9
  • Fat: 17
  • Carbohydrates: 11
  • Protein: 24

Keywords: Salmon, honey, honey glaze, healthy meal, dairy free, gluten free, quick dinner