Mexican-Style Quinoa Stuffed Peppers
Mexican-Style Quinoa Stuffed Peppers
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  • prep: 20 min
  • cook: 20 min
  • total: 40 min
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    These Mexican-Style Quinoa Stuffed Peppers are the perfect healthy family meal that's naturally gluten-free! These stuffed peppers are bursting with Mexican flavours and packed with veggies and fibre and topped with cheese for a wholesome meal the whole family will love!

    Ingredients

    • 1 1/2 cups quinoa
    • 2 1/2 cup water
    • 6 bell peppers (halved and cored (assorted colours of your choice))
    • 2 tsp olive oil
    • 1/2 lb ground turkey meat (extra lean ground beef also works well)
    • 3 tbsp low-sodium or sodium-free taco or fajita seasoning mix
    • 1/2 cup water
    • 1 small onion (diced)
    • 1 cup frozen corn
    • 1 cup black beans (canned)
    • 1 400 gram can diced tomatoes (approximately 14 ounces)
    • 1 cup shredded zucchini
    • 1 cup shredded cheese of your choice (we use low fat cheddar cheese for me and the kids, and soy cheese for my husband)
    • cilantro or parsley (chopped (optional, for garnish))

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 6
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 299 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 6 g 9.19%
    • Saturated Fat: 1 g 6.85%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 22 mg 7.43%
    • Sodium: 610 mg 25.42%
    • Calcium: 123 mg 12.28%
    • Potassium: 355 mg 10.15%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 3 mg 17.1%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 40 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 4 g 17.91%
    • Sugar: 5 g
    • Protein: 21 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 2 g
    • Vitamin A 11.36%
    • Vitamin C 27.73%
    • Vitamin D 0.24%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat0
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch2
    • Exchange - Vegetables1
    • Exchange - Lean Meat1
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total2 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total1 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total1 oz-eq

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