I didn’t realize how much I loved stuffed peppers until I started focusing on clean eating back in January. Here’s why they are awesome: they are decently easy to prep in advance, they reheat well, they easily function as a quick lunch! Stuffed peppers create a complete meal in one veggie! That’s why I included this meal as the first dinner in my recent Clean Eating, Clean Homes 5-day push!
I have recently become obsessed with all foods with a southwest influence. I love beans and rice and cheese and spice, all guarantees when eating foods inspired by this region. For this recipe, though, I decided to sub out rice for quinoa. The change adds complete protein to the dish without compromising the taste or texture. Combined with the right spices and fresh/freezer ingredients, these peppers have a little kick and a lot of protein.
I am going to cut to the recipe quickly because I know you’re all dying to get to the store to buy the ingredients. You won’t regret that choice!
Southwest Stuffed Peppers
A clean, fiesta-fitting version of a household classic.
I’d love your feedback! Please tell me your experience with this recipe or share your favorite stuffed peppers recipes! I am always looking for new inspiration!