Quinoa & Mushroom Stuffed Peppers


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While struggling with my ongoing quest to be thinner, I found some health tips that suggest going meatless one day out of the week. A lot of people do “Meatless Mondays”.  This time of year, many people also give up meat on Fridays during Lent. This past Monday I decided to give it a try and this is what I had for dinner.

IMG_4382I adapted the recipe from the Fat Burning Meal Plan book that comes with the Jillian Michaels Body Revolution workout program. It doesn’t seem like a lot when you think your dinner will just be a pepper stuffed with circular rice, but the quinoa is so filling and the meal leaves you feeling healthy.

Recipe: Quinoa & Mushroom Stuffed Peppers adapted from Jillian Michaels’ Body Revolution cookbook

Serves 4

What You Need:

  • 4 bell peppers, yellow or red
  • 3/4 cup quinoa, uncooked
  • 1 can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 4 oz white mushrooms, chopped
  • 1/4 red onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon oregano leaves
  • 4 garlic cloves
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    What To Do:

    1. Preheat oven to 375 F

    2. Boil 1 & 1/2 cups water in a small pot. Add quinoa and simmer for 15 minutes.

    3. While quinoa is simmering, core the peppers and microwave them for 3 minutes.

    4. Heat oil, garlic, red pepper flakes, mushrooms, and onion in a large skillet until the mushrooms begin to brown.

    5. Stir in tomatoes and oregano.

    6. Add in quinoa until well incorporated.

    7. Add 1 inch water to a small baking dish. Place peppers inside of it. Divide the quinoa mixture into the peppers and bake for 30 minutes.

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2 Responses to Quinoa & Mushroom Stuffed Peppers

  1. Pam says:

    Thank you. This sounds fantastic and I will definitely try this tonight for dinner. I’ve been searching for good sounding quinoa recipes. Thanks again.

  2. Teresa says:

    I’ve recently switched my food blog over to be self-hosted which I hope will make it more user-friendly in the future. As a result, if you were following Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen via email, WordPress, or using RSS feeds through Google Reader or some other way, you are no longer subscribed. If you wish to continue receiving future posts from my blog you will need to re-subscribe. Sorry for the inconvenience, Teresa.

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