How will you celebrate CINCO DE MAYO? Are you thinking: I can’t celebrate because it will just ruin all of the effort that I have been putting into working out and eating clean? Well, throw that idea right out the window! Celebrating this Mexican holiday doesn’t need to include sugary margaritas or greasy foods. Simply grab your friends…crank up the music… dance, laugh and work up that appetite for a delicious, nutritious meal. Burn, baby, burn those calories away! Sooo, what will you serve? How about Hot n’ Spicy Stuffed Peppers! You’ll be the hit of the party with this mouth-watering, Mexican-inspired meal! Kick up the spiciness according to your liking to get that metabolism revved even further! It’s time to have some good old-fashioned genuine fun!
What’s more? You don’t want to spend hours prepping a meal; you want to enjoy quality time with your guests! So you will absolutely love the fact that preparing this meal is so incredibly simple! The flavor of the pepper permeates the chicken and brown rice mixture that it so conveniently holds…couple this with the sautéed onions, tangy tomatoes and heat of the spices and you have a dish that your guests will sweat over!
Keeping our bodies in shape is hard work…and yes it absolutely does mean making sacrifices when it comes to the foods that we choose to eat! However, the key is to still enjoy the foods that you love by simply recreating them into a healthy version. That’s what I’m here for! I’ll take the guesswork away from you and bring you new recipes each and every week! It’s all about ingredient swaps! As my trademark proclaims, I will always do my best to deliver to you: 100% Taste, 0% Guilt!
It’s all here for you and ready to go. Each Alli’s Slim Pickins recipe provides detailed ingredients, nutritional information, and step-by-step instructions on how to prepare each mouth-watering meal! Come on, let’s make it happen…oh, and Happy Cinco de Mayo!!!
CINCO DE MAYO: Hot n’ Spicy Stuffed Peppers
2 large bell peppers (red or green)
1.5 tsp olive oil + 2 TB water
1/4 cup onion, chopped
8 oz. cooked chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces<
1/2 c canned diced tomatoes, no salt added
1 TB lime juice
1/2 tsp each: cilantro, garlic powder, cayenne pepper (more or less depending upon your desired heat), ground cumin
1 packet stevia
Sea salt, to taste (optional)
3/4 cup cooked brown rice
How to Prepare
1. Preheat oven to 375 F
2. Carefully slice the tops off of the peppers (approximately ¼ inch from top). Remove the seeds. Wrap peppers in aluminum foil and place on baking dish. Put in oven and bake for approximately 15 minutes.
3. In the meantime, heat oil and water in skillet pan over medium heat and add onion. Cook approximately 5 minutes until onions are tender. Add chicken, tomatoes, lime juice, cilantro, garlic powder, cayenne, cumin, stevia, and sea salt. Stir well and allow to cook together for 5 minutes.
4. Add brown rice to skillet and mix to thoroughly combine all ingredients. Remove from heat and set aside.
5. Remove the peppers from the oven and spoon half of the mixture into each of the peppers. Return peppers to the oven and cook for an additional 15 minutes. Enjoy!!
100% TASTE, 0% GUILT