Hi, my name is Jen Harvey, and I have a confession: I love unhealthy food. While my diet is already super strict due to having Celiac Disease, I still managed to occasionally follow other strict diets as well, get in great shape, then treated myself to everything that I love for many, many meals in a row. I’m beginning to learn how I can still eat what I want, while making healthier choices. In other words, I’m learning to stuff everything in peppers, instead of pouring it all over a layer of potatoes. Two of my favorite trials so far were the Hot Wing Stuffed Peppers, and the Ultimate Nacho Stuffed Peppers.

Hot Wing Stuffed Peppers

What you will need:
6 Green Peppers
2-3 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
Hot Sauce
1 tsp of Garlic Powder
Blue Cheese
Shredded Cheddar Cheese
Chopped Green Onions
Blue Cheese Dressing (optional)

For these peppers, I began by cooking 2 or 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts in a pot of boiling water. While those were cooking, I prepared the peppers to be stuffed by cutting the tops off, scooping all of the seeds out, and placing them in a baking pan. (I cut up and saved the tops of the peppers to dip in hummus for snacking later). Once the chicken was COMPLETELY cooked through, I cut it up into bite-size pieces, placed all of it in a bowl, and mixed it with enough hot sauce to coat all of the chicken lightly. I then mixed in a teaspoon of garlic powder. Next, I stuffed the peppers with the hot wing chicken, sprinkled some blue cheese on the chicken, then some cheddar cheese, and last but not least, the green onions. I put them in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 15-20 minutes.

Ultimate Nacho Stuffed Peppers

What you will need:
6 Green Peppers
1 can of Refried Beans
1 lb of Ground Turkey
1 packet of Taco Seasoning
8 oz of Sour Cream
Shredded Cheddar Cheese
Black Olives
JalapeƱo Peppers

I began this one by cooking the ground turkey in a frying pan, and adding the taco seasoning once it is almost fully cooked. While it was cooking, I prepared the peppers again to be stuffed. I stuffed it with a layer of ground turkey, refried beans, a dollop of sour cream, sprinkled cheddar cheese on top, and then a few black olives and jalapeno peppers. Cooked the peppers in the oven for about 10-15 minutes at 375 degrees Fahrenheit, because I was hangry and wanted to call it a day. These are just a couple of the ideas I had to make my meals healthier by stuffing them into peppers. I’d love to hear your ideas on what to use next, so feel free to leave a comment!