This week I’m trying a bunch of new recipes.  Actually, they’re all of the recipes that I prescribed for Gary’s meal plan this week.  And they aren’t half bad, if I do say so myself :)  This is a quick, healthy, and easy one I threw together Sunday night.  Since I don’t like onions or garlic, it eliminated a lot of the ingredients, haha.  Fortunately, this was still flavorful and delicious!

photo_22Turkey & Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers
INGREDIENTS:
1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
1 cup water
1 tbsp olive oil
1 lb. lean ground turkey, Italian-seasoning
salt & pepper
1 cup canned tomato sauce
1/2 cup baby spinach
4 bell pepper, with seeds and membranes removed
Shredded mozzarella cheese
DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cook quinoa according to directions.
  3. In a small saucepan, combine the quinoa and water with
  4. In a large pan, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add in the turkey and Italian seasoning, and cook until no longer pink. Stir in the tomato sauce and spinach.
  5. Combine the cooked quinoa and turkey mixture. Spoon into the 4 hollow pepper.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes until the peppers are tender.
  7. During the last 5 minutes, top each pepper with a pinch of mozzarella cheese.
  8. Remove from heat and enjoy!

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