Week-nights tend to be very busy in our household and getting a balanced dinner on the table can be a struggle if I don’t do some pre-planning ahead of time. Yesterday was a rare game less Sunday and I took full advantage of planning and grocery shopping.
The boys are home this week on vacation and I knew I needed to have a stocked fridge. While assessing the contents of the fridge, I decided to give stuffed peppers a go. My mom always made them when I was a kid and I thought they may be a hit with my guys. A little bit of this and a little bit of that and they did not come out half bad.
Loaded with healthy protein, veggies and fiber and more importantly – they can be re-heated in the microwave either before or after a sports practice.
CLEAN OUT THE FRIDGE STUFFED PEPPERS
4 large green bell peppers (next time I will use red peppers but green where in the fridge)
1.25 pound ground chicken (ground turkey or lean ground beef will work well also)
1 large onion, chopped and sautéed with minced garlic in 1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 cup prepared brown rice (quinoa would work also)
1/2 cup tomato sauce
1/2 cup frozen corn
1/2 cup part skim mozzarella cheese
Black pepper, smoked paprika and oregano to taste