Recipe for stuffed peppers that is healthy and promotes weight loss.

Stuffed peppers are the best! And, done properly, they can be healthy and calorically responsible, too. Here is another great example of a TakeDown LifeStyle recipe which balances macronutrient content and comes in proper portion sizes. And it’s delicious! You can eat real food! #takedownlifestyle

Stuffed Pepper Jack-O-Lanterns Pre-Cooked portions are 2 oz. per unit protein/fat

1/2 cup Egg Beaters®
3/4 cup 2% Milk
1/2 cup Italian Style Bread Crumbs
1/4 cup Sweet Onion, finely chopped
2 Tbsp. Fresh Parsley, finely chopped (OR 1 1/2 Tbsp. dried) 1/2 tsp. Kosher Salt
1/2 tsp. Powdered Sage
1 small can Stewed Tomatoes
20 oz. pack Lean Ground Turkey Meat
20 oz. pack Ground Turkey Breast
1/4 cup Ketchup
2 Tbsp. Splenda Brown Sugar (or 1⁄4 cup Brown Sugar)
1 1/4 tsp. Dry Mustard Powder
Bell Peppers (Orange or Yellow look the best)

Directions: Pre Heat oven to 350F. Coat muffin tins with Olive Oil Spray.
Step 1: In a large bowl, combine egg and milk. Stir in bread crumbs and next
5 ingredients. Mix together both types of turkey meat and add to the bowl mixture.

Step 2: Using your scale, weigh out turkey meat to your particular unit amount. Slice off top of the pepper and carefully scrape out insides. Using a sharp knife carve your jack-o-lantern face (don’t make the openings too big or the stuffing cooks out).

Step 3: Stuff jack-o-lanterns with amount of turkey meat you are using. Place the full jack-o-lantern into the muffin tins. Don’t place the top on yet. Bake for about
25 minutes. They are not finished.
-While the muffins are cooking, combine the ketchup, Splenda and mustard mixture in a little bowl. Set aside.

Step 4: After the first 25 minutes of baking, remove from the oven and top each jack-o-lantern with the ketchup mixture and lid of pepper. Return to the oven for an additional 10 – 15 minutes. Time might vary depending on the amount of turkey meat used per jack-o-lantern. Check to see that clear liquid is oozing out and no longer pink anywhere.

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