Mediterranean Diet- Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Mediterranean Stuffed Peppers
These Mediterranean Stuffed Peppers are Stuffed with Turkey Meat and Quinoa

There is something so fun about delving into a way of life through food. I am so enjoying exploring all the ways to eat "Mediterranean". There is no end to the possibilities. My daughter took on this slow cooker Stuffed Peppers recipe. We chose to use red bell peppers instead of green. What is interesting about this recipe is that it has changed out a lot of the traditional ingredients to healthier, more contemporary ones. Instead of ground beef you use ground turkey and instead of rice you use quinoa.

Mediterranean Diet Stuffed Peppers
Pick the Colorful Bell Pepper of your Choice or Make it Even More Colorful with a Variety of Peppers

These stuffed peppers (350/cal) made for a hearty meal. Somehow the dish screamed for a dollop of Greek yogurt or a sprinkling of fets. We chose feta. It was a very pleasant dish, not too spicy.

To make it a meal we added a salad with romaine lettuce topped with 1/2 a sliced pear, 1 tablespoon of blueberries with 2 tablespoons of my lemon vinaigrette (148/cal) for a total calorie count of 498 calories. This made for a nice Sunday supper. Not a new family favorite but definitely a repeat down the line.

Mediterranean Stuffed Peppers with a Simple Tossed Salad
To Make it a Meal add a Simple Salad with Homemade Vinaigrette

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