THE BEST Stuffed Peppers Ever

My family LOVES stuffed peppers and the best thing is you can make them out of basically whatever you have on hand! BUT THESE, these are the go to Peppers in our house 😍 You will not be disappointed!

Ingredients:

6 large Bell Peppers ( I prefer a mix of orange, red and green)

1 lb Ground beef (I use elk or venison)

1⁄2 cup onion, Chopped

1/2 can tomato paste

3 fresh tomatoes, diced

1 cup rice of your choice (I prefer brown or jasmine) **Busy mom tip: I cook my rice in the instant pot the day before

1 cup water (for cooking rice)

1 teaspoon pink Himalayan sea salt

1 tbsp garlic powder

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1 cup Mexican cheese blend, Shredded

Directions:

Cut off the tops of peppers; discard seeds and membranes, chop peppers in half length wise.

Cook the whole green peppers, uncovered in boiling water for about 5 minutes; invert to drain well.

*in a separate pot put water bring to boil add rice cook until rice is soft – unless using precooked rice like I do.

In a skillet cook ground beef, onion till meat is browned and onions are tender.

Add tomatoes, paste, salt, garlic powder, Worcestershire, and rice.

if needed add more water.

add rice to beef mixture.

Stir in cheese. Stuff peppers with meat/rice mixture. Place in a baking dish or on a cookie sheet lined with foil.

Bake, covered in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes. in the last 5 minutes add any remaining cheese to the top of the peppers.

And ENJOY! Because these are amazing!!!

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Taco Boat Throwdown

Tonight was one of those "okay how do we throw something together fast, without going grocery shopping?" Kinda nights 😳
So was born our zucchini taco boats 😍😍😍

Ingredients:

  • 2 whole zucchini
  • 1 lb lean ground beef (I used ground elk)
  • 1 whole onion -diced
  • 2 bell peppers OR 2 cups baby sweet peppers -diced
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 can corn
  • 1 avocado (or guacamole)
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Shredded cheese
  • Salsa
  • My sodium free taco seasoning
  • 1tbsp water
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
  • Pepper
  • Saran Wrap
  • Olive oil

*optional
For the family 😉 1 box jiffy cornbread mix and it's ingredients

Directions:

  • Brown the meat in large skillet
  • Once almost completely browned add water and taco seasoning to taste
  • Slice zucchini in half lengthwise, do not cut completely through but almost
  • Spray small amount of non stick cooking
  • spray in the middle of the zucchini
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper
  • Wrap with Saran Wrap and microwave 5 minutes, then let it stand 2 minutes
  • Do the same to the other zucchini
  • Add a small amount of oil to the pan with the meat moved to the side
  • Add onion and peppers leaving 1/2 cup raw for topping
  • Cooking onion and peppers and blend with taco meat and turn off heat
  • Mix corn and black beans in microwave safe bowl and cover and microwave on high 2 minutes
  • Open Saran wrapped zucchini and *optional : scoop out center (I prefer to leave the center in
  • Top with meat mixture, lettuce, peppers, salsa, cheese, bean and corn mixture and salsa

*Optional Corn Bread Base for non-zucchini lovers

  • Follow directions on jiffy box to mix pancakes
  • Heat griddle and make corn bread pancakes 🥞
  • Top exactly the same as the zucchini boats

These were a hit by all and so fast and simple and most importantly, you don't need your oven on a hot summer day!

And for those of you following the Fixate meal plan like me 😉 here are the counts 😘

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Zucchini Taco Roll Ups

Tonight’s dinner was sooooo good! Have you guys made these zucchini taco roll ups?!? Holy cow I am obsessed ❤️ Here’s what they look like before you cook them…it’s okay if they are a little messy 😉


Here’s everything you need!

INGREDIENTS:

  • – 1 zucchini
  • – 1 can green chilis
  • – 1 diced large onion
  • – 1 lb lean ground beef/turkey/venison
  • – 1 tomato
  • – 2 tbsp low/no sodium Taco seasoning
  • -2 tbsp shredded cheese
  • – 1 avocado
  • – 1 tbsp Greek plain yogurt/sour cream

And what to do and they will soon look like this!


DIRECTIONS:

  • Slice 1 zucchini thin the long way (I use a mandolin on the thinnest setting
  • Sautéed 1 onion diced with 1 can green chilis
  • Add 1 lb lean ground turkey(I used venison)
  • Brown meat with onion and chilis, add 2 tbsp low or no sodium Taco seasoning (I have a great one in my recipe section
  • Dice 1 tomato and throw it in the pan
  • Lay slices of zucchini out in a Pyrex (I spray mine with avocado oil spray)
  • Spread a tiny bit of shredded cheese on each slice
  • Cover with meat mixture
  • Roll them up so the seam is on the bottom
  • Bake at 400* for about 30 minutes


I served them with Greek yogurt/sour cream and sliced avocado!
Soooo good!
**For my family (because they are picky about zucchini) I made the exact same steps but used Pillsbury rolls instead 😉  They were also a huge hit!

Oven Nachos – Fix Approved

If your kiddos are anything like mine they are CONSTANTLY asking for food. As if I don’t feed them? As if they didn’t just eat an apple, a sandwich, a bowl of cereal, a string cheese, 5 strawberries and about 15 other things…as if.

Well, this afternoon they were begging (literally begging) me for something MORE to eat! ……I of course said “drink a glass of water and wait 5 minutes” I mean, I don’t want to raise over-eaters but I also don’t want to not feed a hungry child! So while they waited their 5 minutes, I glanced at the clock… It was 525pm!  And I don’t know about you, but if I haven’t started dinner, let alone started thinking about dinner, yet at 525pm, all may as well be lost and we can call our very favorite delivery kid from the friendly neighborhood Bellagios or we can expect to pull all our hair out dealing with starving children who somehow morph into an angry pack of screaming wolves if dinner is served after 630pm!

So I had to think quick to avoid the slippery slope that is take out, not to mention the poor kids were totally right to be hungry, it was dinner time!

Open the freezer, HAAAALELUJAH! Ground Turkey to save the day…and the rest is history 😉

Oven Nachos are the quickest, healthiest, tastiest most incredible thing I have up my sleeve. All you need is:

  • 1.5 lbs Ground beef
  • 1 Serving of my salt and sugar free Taco Seasoning
  • 1 can of Organic Black Beans
  • 1 Cup Shredded Cheese of your choice (I use mexican blend)
  • Shredded Lettuce
  • 2-3 Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 Diced Onion
  • 1 Diced Avocado
  • 1 small can Sliced Olives (for the kids 😉 )
  • Greek Yogurt or Sour Cream
  • Tortilla Chips (I use whole grain chips from Costco)

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Step 1:

Preheat the oven to 375*

Step 2:

Brown the ground turkey in a skillet, add taco seasoning and cook through. Add half the diced onion to the meat and simmer for 3 minutes.

Step 3:

Spread the can of black beans over the bottom of your oven safe casserole dish

Step 4:

Top the beans with the cooked meat

Step 5:

Top with Cheese

Step 6:

Place on middle rack of oven for 12 minutes or until cheese is melted

Step 7:

While cooking, dice up veggies

Step 8:

Upon removing from the oven, top with lettuce, tomatoes, onion, avocado, and olives

Serve while hot with greek yogurt/sour cream and tortilla chips!

 

Enjoy and repeat often!

 

Tuesday Taco Bowl Bar

It’s Taco Tuesday! AND  Tasty Tuesday!  What better day to do share a healthy FAMILY RECIPE for a Taco Bowl Bar!  My kiddos and hubby love this!  It is great for family dinners and for girls nights!  It is easy, quick and a perfect addition to your weekly menu plan…and it’s Fix approved!

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Ingredients:

4 Chicken Breast

1 lb ground turkey (I use venison)

2 tbsp Taco Seasoning

1 cup Salsa (21 Day Fix salsa is perfect for you fixers 🙂 )

3 roma tomatoes

1 white onion

1 stalk green onions

cilantro

lettuce

1 avocado

1 can black olives

Plain greek yogurt

1 cup brown rice or quinoa

2 cups water

1 can organic corn

1 can organic black beans

 

Instructions:

Crock Pot Salsa Chicken:

  • Add chicken to your crockpot
  • Add salsa
  • Cook on low 6 hours

Rice:

  • Place 2 cups water in sauce pan and bring to boil
  • add rice/quinoa and reduce to low heat
  • cover and simmer for about 20 minutes or until rice is cooked through
  • Place in bowl with Taco Bar

Taco Meat:

  • Defrost ground meat
  • add to fry pan and brown thoroughly
  • add taco seasoning and mix well
  • Add to bowl for Taco Bar

Beans and Corn:

  • Open both cans and drain
  • Add to microwave safe bowl
  • Microwave on high 3 – 4 minutes
  • Place with Taco Bar

Chop all veggies and place in bowls or on plates for a completed Taco Bar

Serve with greek yogurt in place of sour cream!

Create your Bowl!

*Optional:

  • Tortilla Chips
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Organic Sour Cream
  • Salsa
  • Guacamole
  • Tortillas

1 Green, 1.5 Red, 1 Blue, 1 Yellow (if you eat the rice or quinoa)