Ultimate Stuffed Peppers

This is going to be a super quick post because my Mom has to be at the hospital by 6:30 a.m. this morning.  While it’s outpatient, she’s still going to be under anesthesia – my only worry is that typically my Mom wants to eat within five minutes of waking up – Tony has seen this first hand.

When my Mom spends the night at my house Tony asks “does your Mom know where the bagels/yogurt/fruit is, because she’s gonna want to eat asap!”

My breakfast yesterday was so good – toasted chiabatta (sp?) bread with 2 tablespoons avocado (they were turning so I had to use them) and egg whites with cheese.  I don’t have time to log into my eTools, but I think this came in at 8 points.

I found a totally cool app on my blackberry that I either downloaded when I got it a year ago and forgot about, or it came installed, I am not sure which.  But I am really starting to latch onto this technology.  I grew up with a rotary phone and thought I was hot shit when I got an extension phone in my room when I was 16!

It’s called Great Trainer and it hooks up to the GPS – you pick your exercise, whether it’s running, walking or biking, you press start and it starts tracking your time, distance, etc.  I actually didn’t turn it on until I got to the bike trail, so maybe my distance is a half mile short, but I ended up riding 8.57 miles in 44:59 minutes. 

I am a bit worried though – even though I mapped out my 5k in my car, I have a sinking feeling that my super fast (for me!) 5k may only be 2.5 miles!  When the temps get cooler I plan to use this feature with my next 5k.

I ended up making stuffed peppers with some leftovers from our Mexican fiesta – this is half of the recipe.  I never used to like stuffed peppers because I didn’t like peppers, only the filling, but now I completely love them.  And they have cheese, so what’s not to love!  This is two servings, without the pasta, each pepper half is 7 points.

  • 1 pepper (pre-cooked in the microwave on veggie setting)
  • 4 ounces ground sirloin
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 1 cup tomato sauce (I make my own so its zero points)
  • 1 ounce cheese mix (mine is mozzarella and cheddar)
  • 1 tablespoon oregano

Brown the meat and garlic until the meat is no longer pink.  Drain fat.  Throw in cooked rice and 1/2 the tomato mixture.  Place 1/2 cup tomato mixture on the bottom of a baking dish, stuff the precooked peppers with 1/2 the mix and bake at 350 for 20 minutes.

I reheated mine at work and it was delicious – with 3/4 cup of brown rice pasta on the bottom, lunch comes in 11 points.

So good!

My Mom ended up having dinner plans last night, so I was able to hang with Hannah for dinner!  I couldn’t figure out how to download my pictures on my Mom’s computer, so I’ll post them tomorrow or over the weekend – it was a new Asian place called pl8 (plate).  So good!  But I bet dinner was about 20 points, without wine – worth it though!
Okay, gotta scoot – hope you guys have a great Thursday!!


24 thoughts on “Ultimate Stuffed Peppers

  1. Your mom sounds like a lady who knows what she wants! I used to hate peppers too and now i love them! Your stuffed peppers look awesome. Again,hope everything goes well today

  2. OMG, I used to hate peppers, too. My mom would make stuffed peppers for her and my dad and I would eat mac-n-cheese. Now I LOVE peppers and stuffed peppers are one of my dinner staples!
    Good luck today. Hope everything goes as planned……..

  3. Looks delicious and peppers are all over the markets right now. Hope things go well for your mom. Happy September!


  4. I cannot believe that mondo pepper is only 11 points [with cheese!] Wow. Where do you get your peppers. Ours are so small – I would love to make stuffed peppers but they are so expensive [and did I mention small?] that I just won’t do it.

    Hope every things goes well for you Mom. Please give her our best.

  5. I LOVE stuffed peppers. But I never make them because Mr. Helen does not love them. Or even like them. Now you’ve given me a recipe that I can live with: 2 portions. Yay!

  6. Beautiful pepper! I’m starting to play with my smart phone more. There are so many cook apps I want to explore.

    Hope everything goes well with your mom’s surgery!

  7. I used to hate stuffed peppers (the pepper part) as a kid. My mom would omit the pepper from my plate and let me eat only the filling. I can’t get enough of them now!

  8. Hope your mom’s surgery goes well!

    I’m on the fence about stuffed peppers – sometimes I LOVE them and sometimes I’m a little eh about them!

  9. Hope everything goes well with the madre! I need to put stuffed peppers on the menu over here. Ryan and I both love them!

  10. Hope your mom’s surgery goes well today – sending her my best wishes for a speedy recovery! Hugs to you both. 🙂

  11. Hope that all went well with the surgery for your mom!

    Hugs to you both!

  12. Good luck again for your mom’s procedure today! And, if you put avocado on anything it is amazing…I’d probably eat a shoe with avocado on it 😉

  13. Great simple recipe, Biz! Good luck to your Momma, too.
    I have stuffed cabbage rolls in the slow cooker now.. sortaa similar idea to your peppers 😀

  14. I love a good stuffed pepper! My grandma makes all kinds of stuffed veggies, and peppers are some of my favorites!

  15. My mom made stuffed peppers when I was a kid and l loved the stuffing but hated the green pepper! Now I would eat it all!

    Hope everything turned out fine for your mom.

  16. As always I am drooling stopping by! lol 🙂 YUM!

  17. Best wishes to your Mom, Vat!!! Don’t forget to take care of YOU while you take care of HER. Hugs.

  18. Thinking happy thoughts for your Mom!

  19. Your stuffed peppers look perfect. Not soggy like ones I’ve tried at cafes, never do that again! But yours look delicious.

  20. I’m catching up on my blog reading tonight – so glad I didn’t miss this one! Those stuffed peppers look amazing!
    Now onto read up on how you’re Mom is doing!

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