Confession: I was not a huge fan of bell peppers; or at least I didn’t think I was. I typically avoid cooking with them or leave them untouched on my plate at a restaurant. But when a recent video shoot left me with a surplus of beautiful red and yellow peppers, I couldn’t let them go to waste. It was time to give them another go.
With quinoa as the base and the addition of a few veggies, almonds, cranberries, herbs, and spices, I was able to create a quick and easy stuffing for the bell peppers. The sweet taste and tender texture of the peppers balance the quinoa stuffing perfectly.
I encourage my readers and my family to give new foods a try, even if they think they don’t like them. It was time I listened to my own advice. This recipe changed everything I previously thought about peppers, and instead of avoiding them I now crave them! The recipe (which is below) is also part of my 14-Day Healthy You Challenge. If you're looking to eat better, lose weight or just take better care of yourself with food, I hope you'll join the challenge. Click here to find out more.