Healthy Stuffed Rainbow Peppers

Healthy Stuffed Rainbow Peppers

Courtesy of epicurious 8 Servings • 10 Min. Prep Time • 33 Min. Cook Time


For the Stuffed Bell Peppers:
2 Tbsp. coconut oil
1/2 yellow onion, peeled and chopped
4 minced garlic cloves
1 lb. ground turkey
1/2 c. fresh basil leaves, chopped
4 medium bell peppers, tops removed and seeded
Parmesan cheese to sprinkle on top
salt and pepper to taste

For the Israeli Couscous:
1 box of Israeli couscous
1 (16-oz.) container low-sodium chicken broth
1 1/2 c. cannellini beans, rinsed
and drained
4 grape tomatoes, halved
1 1/2 c. spinach, chopped
1/4 c. Parmesan cheese


1. To make the Stuffed Bell Peppers: Preheat your oven to 350°F. In a large sauté pan, warm the oil over moderate heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook until onions are soft, about 3 minutes. Add the turkey and cook, stirring often, for 10 minutes, until the turkey is cooked. Add in the basil. Stuff the peppers and sprinkle cheese on top. Season with salt and pepper. Place the peppers in a 9-by-9-inch baking pan and bake for 20 minutes.

2. To make the Israeli Couscous: In a large saucepan, cook the couscous with the broth according to the directions. Add the beans and tomatoes and let sit, covered, for 5 minutes. Meantime, put the spinach in a large bowl. Pour the couscous on top of the spinach and stir it in gently. Add in the cheese and stir once more. Serve with the stuffed peppers.

From The 2014 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge Cookbook

Recipe Provided by Grace Wetzler, Age 12

All Food Photography by Jeff Elkins of Jeff Elkins Photography for Epicurious

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Calories: 392; Total Fat: 10g; Total Carbs: 40g; Protein: 27g;