Turkey Stuffed Pepper

I went up to the girl in Trader Joe’s and asked her if she had any good dinner ideas for that night. She was clueless.  She was standing by the meat aisle. I saw my Empire Lean turkey meat sitting on the shelf and thought, JZ, you really need more variety.  I just ate a whole production of my Tacoless Turkey Taco which is fabulous.  However, I needed another dish that would sustain me for at least several meals. I looked around and saw the prepared meals display across the way.  I walked over and noticed the turkey stuffed peppers.  However, when reading the ingredients, I was quite turned off.  Not only were there preservatives in there, but there were lots of pro-inflammatory ingredients.  My craft gets to now be used.  How?  I always ask myself, “How can I change this meal to be JZ FITNESS approved?”  Let the magic began.

Below is how to make a delicious, and I mean off the charts amazing turkey stuffed pepper without all the crap.

What you need:

  1. Empire lean turkey meat
  2. 4 bell peppers (I chose red)
  3. Garlic, shallots and onions container (fridge section or you can dice your own)
  4. Egg whites (1/2 cup)
  5. Almond meal/flour
  6. Turmeric
  7. Cayenne pepper
  8. Paprika
  9. Garlic powder
  10. Crushed pepper

What to do:

Call me crazy, but I simply opened up the pan of raw turkey meat and added all my ingredients to that, minus the peppers of course.  I mixed it around and then took the mixture of turkey, spice and everything else and added it all to the hollowed out bell peppers.  How do you hollow out the peppers?  Simply cut the top off and then scoop out the inside of the pepper leaving no seeds behind.  Fill the pepper to the top and then sprinkle some extra spice on top.  Find a medium baking pan and throw the stuffed peppers in.  Cook at a high of 375-400 depending on your oven for at least an hour.  The prep takes no time at all.  The cooking part takes an hour, but so what, do something productive around your house or perhaps why not exercise in that time frame?  Ah hah!