Keto Stuffed Peppers
These Keto Stuffed Peppers are the ultimate weeknight dinner. Quick prep, even quicker clean-up, and delicious to top it off. This recipe is for a traditional stuffed pepper with ground beef, tomato, garlic, onion and spices topped with melty cheese.
You can make this recipe by the book, or let your imagination run wild (I make buffalo chicken and blue cheese stuffed peppers all the time). Hollowed out bell peppers are a fantastic vehicle to stuff full of your favorite meats and veggies, and they are a great way to add color to your diet in order to get a variety of phytonutrients.
Whenever I think of foods rich in vitamin C, my mind always goes to oranges, but bell peppers never really come to mind.
However, bell peppers are packed full of the stuff. 100 grams of green bell pepper contains 95.7 mg compared to 53.2 mg in 100 grams of oranges.
Seems pretty impressive right? Well, green bell peppers are just the tip of the iceberg, yellow and red varietals contain even more… 341 mg and 209 mg respectively. It’s not just vitamin C either… A large red bell pepper contains over 5000 IU of vitamin A, whereas a a large yellow bell pepper only contains 372 IU.
I always feel my best when I try to incorporate a variety of colors into my diet, what I call “eating the rainbow”.
Bell peppers are a great way to accomplish this on keto (green is easy) because yellow and orange are sometimes troublesome to fit within your macros. Depending on the time of year and availability bell peppers can also be found in brown, white, lavender, and dark purple.
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