Whew, I’ve been too busy to blog, and am still playing catch-up with life since coming back from Lake Tahoe where I did that little “thing” – ya know, run in the Spartan World Championships in elite coin heat! More on that insanity later, now I just want to share an easy recipe that I made for dinner this week in an effort to bring life back into balance with some simple, nourishing foods that weren’t complicated to make!
No-Noodle Lasagna Stuffed Peppers come together in 15 minutes and provides 32 grams of protein for only 312 calories – only 12 grams of fat yet so cheesy, creamy and delicious! Plus, no pasta, noodles or other grains are used keeping it gluten-free and paleo-ish (if you do cheese). Read on to get this easy, 15-minute recipe.
Honestly, I had no energy left for meal-making this week after running 17 miles at altitude, climbing from 6,000k to 10,000k feet TWICE, tackling crazy obstacles — all while battling hypothermia and cramping on the course. I’ve been nourishing myself simple recovery meals like these stuffed peppers since returning home.
Thankfully, it only took my 5 minutes to make my stuffed pepper because I had already browned my lean beef and meal-prepped it in plastic food-storage bags. But, even if you are starting for scratch in a skillet, it only takes, on average, 8 minutes to brown ground beef. Add and onion and garlic if you like and toss in some Italian seasoning (I like the freeze dried Instantly Fresh Italian Blend) and BAM, you’ve created some yummy beef protein versatile in so many meals.
As far as picking a pepper, go for green, yellow, orange or red – they all work and are a great source of dietary fiber and vitamins A & C. I also add spinach and mushrooms to my stuffed pepper, but other additions would be delicious too. Try shredded zucchini, artichoke hearts, olives and other “soft” veggies in this quick-cook recipe.
I’ve used low-fat dairy products (mozzarella and ricotta) have no shame in using jarred sauce to make life easier – but I do read to label to avoid added sugar.
This lasagna riff recipe popped into my brain while I was putting together a post for Beef Loving Texans that includes many more ideas – look for that soon!
What is your favorite color pepper? have you ever run an obstacle course race? Fun plans for this gorgeous fall weekend? Please share in the comments – XOXO, Jennifer