Here is an easy recipe developed by Diana Ushay, Lead Recovery Coach at Monte Nido & Affiliates and also a Meal Coach for Eating Disorder Recovery Specialists.

Stuffed Peppers

healthy and delicious stuffed peppers recipeServes: 2 peppers with 2 Tbsp sour cream or guacamole

  • 4 Red or Orange Peppers, sliced lengthwise
  • 1 Lb. lean ground turkey or 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt (1/2 tsp for beans)
  • 3/4 cup salsa
  • 1 cup cooked brown or white rice
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup chicken or vegetable stock


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Slice peppers lengthwise and lay in a lightly greased dish.
  • In a large skillet, add olive oil, and simmer onions and garlic for 5 minutes. Add the ground turkey or black beans, cumin, garlic powder, and salt and cook until turkey is fully cooked or around 5 minutes for the beans.
  • Add salsa to the pan and simmer for 5 more minutes on low heat. Add chicken or vegetable stock and take off of heat. Mix in the rice and half of the cheese.
  • Fill each pepper with ½ cup of filling. Top each pepper with 2 tbsp of cheese.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes.

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