Many people think that “eating clean” means eating “boring, bland food”, but that doesn’t have to be the case if you get creative.  For example; one of my meals on my plan this week consists of ground turkey, mushrooms, peppers, mixed greens, salsa….which if you’ll see below that is exactly what is in this meal.  All lean, all clean, all delicious.Remember these ingredients I told you to “Stock Your Pantry” with last week?

Nutritional Yeast Flakes and Organic Apple Cider Vinegar

 

Well, bring them back out and let’s get cookin’!
Behold; Easy “Cheesy” Stuffed Peppers.

Ingredients:
  • 99/1 Extra Lean Ground Turkey
  • Bell Peppers
  • Mushrooms (diced with knife or use a chopper) – (about 1 cup)
  • Raw spinach
  • Salsa (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1 small can of Diced green chilis
  • Garlic powder (could substitute fresh garlic if desired)
  • Ms Dash seasonings of choice. (I used Garlic & Herb blend)
  • Pepper
  • Nutritional Yeast Flakes (3 Tablespoons) – This is the “cheesy flavor”
  • Apple Cider Vinegar (1 Tablespoon)
**May I remind you, I hardly ever measure spices, meat, etc.  I weigh my food afterwards so I know how many ounces of protein I am eating, but other than that; I use “handfuls” and “sprAnkles” and “dashes” of ingredients.
Instructions:
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Spray skillet with organic cooking spray over medium heat. Add ground turkey, Ms. Dash, garlic powder, pepper, and any other spices you like. Pour in 1 Tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, add in about 1 cup of diced mushrooms, 1 can of green chilis, stir and let the meat brown/cook.
  3. Meanwhile wash and remove tops of peppers, slice them in half, removing the seeds and membrane from the inside.
  4. When turkey is almost browned pour 3/4 cup of salsa, 3 Tablespoons of nutritional yeast, stir. Then add about 4 handfuls of fresh spinach (it’ll cook down so feel free to add more if desired).
  5. Once turkey is cooked and spinach is wilted down, remove from heat and fill the peppers with the ground turkey mixture and place on a baking sheet.
  6. Bake peppers for 20-25 minutes at 400 degrees or until are golden and the peppers are somewhat soft.
  7. Remove from oven and Enjoy!
Although the peppers are filling enough to eat alone; I served it alongside some extra veggies. Right now I am really enjoying sautéed broccolini and mushrooms; so that’s what I chose.