Here's my go-to formula for lunches & dinners
Here are some fun pepper sandwiches that follow the formula, and are SUPER filling, healthy, and delicious 😉
1. Shrimp & Avocado Salad-Filled Bell Peppers
🥒 2 cups veggies: 2 medium cucumbers for the salad + 1 bell pepper
🥑 100-200 calories of fats: 1 avocado, chopped
🍤 4-5oz protein: about 20 medium shrimp, cooked from frozen in a pan with an oil spray
Season with fat free vinaigrette dressing and red pepper flakes! I love the Trader Joe’s fat free balsamic vinaigrette. Here’s a list of my fave TJs dressings.
2. Mozz & Tomato-Filled Peppers
For the filling:
🍅 2 cups veggies: 1/4 onion + 1 cup cherry tomatoes + 1 medium cucumber
🥑 100-200 calories of fats: 1/2 avocado, chopped + 1 Tbsp oil
🧀 4-5 oz protein: 2 oz mini mozzarella balls
Season with balsamic vinegar, basil, oregano, salt & pepper as you like. 🙌🏼 Cut open 2 peppers & fill them!
3. Greek Salad with Tortellini-Stuffed Avocados
4. Mozz & Meatball Pepper Subs
2 cups veggies: 2 bell peppers
100-200 calories of fats: 2 slices cheese
4-5oz protein: 4 meatballs
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line baking sheet with tin foil. Spray with a cooking spray. Bake peppers for 10-15 minutes.
5. Reg’ Bell Pepper Sandwiches
2 cups veggies: 2 bell peppers + 4 slices of tomatoes
100-200 calories of fats: 2 slices of cheese
4-5oz protein: 6 oz deli turkey
6. Pepper Tacos / Nachos
~2 cups veggies: 1-2 bell peppers (depends on how “full” you want them!)
100-200 calories of fats: 1/2 cup shredded mozz or cheddar cheese
4-5oz protein: 5 oz ground turkey
Stir-fry ground turkey on the stove top with an oil spray. Line baking sheet with tin foil and spray with an oil spray. Cut peppers into medium-sized pieces. Top with turkey and cheese. Bake for 15 minutes at 400 degrees.
7. Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Bell Peppers
~2 cups veggies: 1 bell pepper
100-200 calories of fats: 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
4-5oz protein: 4oz shaved beef
Stir-fry beef on the stove top with an oil spray. Line baking sheet with tin foil and spray with an oil spray - or use an oven safe dish like is shown in the picture. Cut peppers in halves. Top peppers with beef and cheese. Bake for 15 minutes at 400 degrees.
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