Breakfast Stuffed Peppers!

This is a recipe I am shamelessly stealing from Paleo Grubs because it is fucking delicious AND healthy.  I modified it a bit because I thought it would be delicious with just a little bit of shredded cheddar added on.  Turns out I was right.  It does add about 90 calories and 7 grams of fat per serving, so feel free to omit it if you want.  It’s worth it in my book.

Ingredients:

  • 4 Bell Peppers (about 24oz total; any color, the supermarket had a pack of 4 multi-color which was perfect for me!)
  • 8 Large, Grade-A Eggs
  • 2 Cups of Chopped, White Mushrooms (size after chopping, weight after chopping was approximately 6 oz)
  • 2 Cups of Chopped Broccoli Florets (size after chopping, weight after chopping was approximately 6 oz)
  • 1/2 Tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • Salt and Pepper, To Taste
  • 3/4 Cup of Shredded White Cheddar (I used Nature’s Promise Organic)

Directions:

  1. Preheat Oven to 375 F.
  2. Dice up your mushrooms and broccoli into small chunks.
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  3. Crack eggs into a bowl.  Sprinkle cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper onto eggs.  Beat together with a whisk until consistent.
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  4. Mix the eggs and chopped veggies together into a big bowl.
  5. Slice the peppers in half.  Try to ensure a flat side.  Green and Red Peppers seemed to be mostly symmetrical which allowed flat bottoms.  I had problems with the Orange and Yellow Peppers.
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  6. Fill the peppers with the mixture of broccoli, mushrooms, and cheese.   I used a 2/3 cup measure and it seemed to fill each pepper pretty well!
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  7. Place the peppers on a baking sheet and bake for approximately 35 minutes.
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  8. After 35 minutes, pull the peppers out and top them with the shredded cheese.
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  9. Bake for an additional 5 minutes, until the cheese has melted and is just starting to brown.
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  10. Let cool for approximately 5 minutes.
  11. Slice in half, top with hot sauce (optional but delicious). Enjoy. 🙂
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Serves approximately 4 (1 pepper each).

Nutrition Info:

296 Calories, 18 grams of fat, 22 grams of protein, 16 grams of carbohydrates, 6 grams of fiber, 8 grams of sugar.

Peppers Nutrition

Enjoy folks!  This one is pretty damn tasty!

 

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