Boy, this year flew by, and I can’t believe the holidays are coming up soon! I love everything about this time of the year—especially spending time with family and indulging in some home-cooked comfort food.
I’m going to let you in on a little secret: Comfort food doesn’t have to be bad for you. Today, I’m sharing one of my favorite seasonal recipes with you all. It is under 500 calories per serving, so you get to enjoy all of the fall flavors without any guilt. And if you like this recipe start your free trial of DeniseAustin.com for access to my customizable Meal Planner! YOU get to choose vegetarian, gluten-free, low-sodium and more… including your calorie level. Then you get breakfast, lunch, dinner and two snack recipes for each day – it’s simple, delicious and easy to make!
Filled with hearty grains, yummy cheeses, healthy greens, and fresh seasonings, this vegetarian stuffed pepper is one of my family’s favorite meals. I hope it becomes one of yours, too!
2 large red, yellow or orange bell peppers
3/8 tsp. black pepper, divided
3/8 tsp. salt, divided
4 tsp. olive oil, divided
1 small onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 large tomato, diced
1 1/2 cups cooked brown rice (or quinoa)
2 Tbsp. grated romano (or parmesan) cheese
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil
1/3 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
4 to 6 cups loosely packed spinach
2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
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Let’s get fitter, together – inside and out,