I am no chef but I'm trying to incorporate healthier food into my diet. So I've done a bit of research and have collated a few recipes I'm going to start testing out every week. The first of those are stuffed peppers.
I came across this recipe by accident and I'm so happy I did.
They are ridiculously tasty and packed with health benefits. On my first attempt I stuffed the peppers with Quinoa, carrots, onions, peppers and Kale.
On my second attempt at this meal I played with the ingredients a bit, adding brown rice and supplementing the kale for spinach. So if you want to play around with the stuffing its pretty easy, adding meat or any type of seasoning you want.
Overall this is an amazing side dish or complete meal. It is definitely a meal I recommend to make if you are starting a more healthy approach to eating. It is quick, easy and so tasty.
Health benefits of:
Quinoa is one of the most protein rich foods.
It contains twice as much fiber than other grains, reducing constipation, high blood pressure and diabetes.
Contains Iron, this aids in transmitting oxygen to our muscles. Iron also increase's brain function.
Riboflavin (B2) Improves energy and metabolism
Rich in Magnesium, great for detoxifying.
Quinoa also contains Lysine which is essential for tissue repair and growth.
Packed with Vitamin K which can help protect against various forms of cancer, according to American journal of clinical nutrition.
Prevents blood clotting
High in Vitamin C, protects immune system and metabolism
Linked to high concentration
Excellent source of Vitamins A, C and K
Helps those suffering with the effects of Alzheimer's disease
Contains Flavonoids with anti-cancer properties.
High in Vitamins C, E, beta carotene, manganese, Zinc and Selenium, all powerful antioxidants.
Helps lower blood pressure
High amounts of vitamin A help the skin fight acne and wrinkles.
Spinach is great for vision also, Lutein and Zeaxanthin protects eyes from cataracts and age related eye problems.
Rich in Selenium reduces the risk of cancer, heart disease and arthritis.
Contains Manganese which benefits the nervous system and reproductive system.
Rich in antioxidant
High in fiber
The health benefits crammed into this meal are great so please try it, let me know what you think.
I found the recipe on Kimberly Synders website, check her out.