Hello lovelies! Did you enjoy yesterday’s post on healthy snacks you can bring on the go with you? I hope I threw out some new ideas for you! After eating a ton of dairy yesterday AND sugar, I did not have the greatest sleep. My stomach was upset and I could not calm down enough to fall asleep, I even woke up this morning feeling not so hot! I got up and made The Hulk and felt so much better after. For lunch today I made Quinoa-Stuffed Red Pepper and I wanted to share with you all! This is pretty easy to make although not fast if you choose to bake it in the oven it takes about an hour. Sometimes when I make this I like to just leave the pepper raw for extra crunch. It’s up to you! I only made one but with the amount of quinoa I cooked up you could easily stuff 3-4 medium sized peppers. I’m going to just eat the rest of the quinoa mixture on it’s own for dinner, possibly with some roasted yams – so yummy!
What You Will Need In The Kitch:
- 1 Small Onion
- 2 Cloves Garlic
- 2 Small Carrots (chopped)
- 1 cup uncooked quinoa (makes about 2 cups when cooked)
- 1 tsp cumin
- Couple dashes of cinnamon
- Salt to taste
- Pepper to taste
- Red Pepper (cored and seeded)
Heat either coconut oil or extra virgin olive oil over medium high heat. I used Nutiva’s coconut oil that I talked about in the quinoa pancake post. I will also be talking about it on tomorrow’s blog post for Feature Friday! After oiling up the pan, throw in your chopped onion and garlic and let simmer until the onion is transparent. Add the chopped carrots and let cook until softened. Then add your spinach and kale and cook until they are just wilted. Next, add in the cumin, cinnamon and cooked quinoa. Toss the mixture around a bit :) Now you can add your salt and pepper to taste.. It should look a little something like this.
Set aside the filling to cool until it’s just warm. If you are making more than one stuffed pepper, divide the quinoa evenly among the peppers. Top the pepper with it’s top and cover snugly with foil. You are now ready to place on a greased baking sheet! Baking should take about an hour but make sure to check halfway through. Peppers should be tender and juicy when done. You should be able to hear it sizzlin!
And there you have it, dinner OR lunch is served in The Kitch! Hope you guys enjoyed this post, I know my stomach and taste buds definitely did! Let me know if you give it a try or have any questions. Enjoy the rest of your Thursday night and I will see you back here in The Kitch tomorrow for a special coconut oil feature.
Love From The Kitch,