Diabetic Dish of the Week – Mediterranean Chili

January 11, 2022 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is a recipe for Mediterranean Chili. Made using; Olive Oil, Onions, Bell Peppers, Garlic, No Salt Added Chickpeas, No Salt Added Stewed Tomatoes, Low Sodium Vegetable Juice, Red Pepper Flakes, Reduced Fat Feta Cheese, and Basil. It’s only 185 calories and 22 net carbs per serving (1 cup). The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2022! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Mediterranean Chili
There’s nothing quite like a steaming bowl of chili on a frigid winter’s day, and this Mediterranean version is no exception. Chickpeas and feta put a unique twist on this recipe, which satisfies your hunger and eases the biting chill out of your body.

Ingredients
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 bell peppers, coarsely chopped (1 green and 1 yellow)
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 can (16 ounces) no-salt-added chickpeas, drained
1 can (14 1/2 ounces) no-salt-added stewed tomatoes, undrained
1 cup low-sodium vegetable juice
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 cup (2 ounces) crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil

Directions
Yield: 5 servings.
Serving size: 1 cup per serving.

1 – Heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add bell peppers and garlic; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

2 – Stir in chickpeas, tomatoes with their juices, vegetable juice, and red pepper flakes; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low; simmer, uncovered, 12 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

3 – Ladle into shallow bowls; top with feta cheese and basil.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 185 calories, Carbohydrates: 30 g, Protein: 9 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 4 mg, Sodium: 340 mg, Fiber: 8 g

Mediterranean Chili

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Diabetic Dish of the Week – Pork With Spicy Orange Cranberry Sauce

November 30, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is a Pork With Spicy Orange Cranberry Sauce. To make this week’s Dish you’ll be needing Chili Powder, Ground Cumin, Ground Allspice, Salt, Pepper, Boneless Pork Chops, Canola Oil, Cranberry Sauce, Grated Orange Peel, Ground Cinnamon, and Red Pepper Flakes. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Pork With Spicy Orange Cranberry Sauce
Packed with the cold-weather flavors of cranberry, orange, and cinnamon, this satisfying dish is quick and easy to throw together for supper on a busy weeknight!

Ingredients
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
4 boneless pork chops (about 1 pound)
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 cup whole-berry cranberry sauce
1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 pork chop and 1/4 cup sauce

1. Combine chili powder, cumin, allspice, salt, and black pepper in small bowl; mix well. Sprinkle evenly over both sides of pork chops.

2. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add pork; cook 4 to 5 minutes on each side, or until barely pink in center.

3. Combine cranberry sauce, orange peel, cinnamon, and red pepper flakes in small bowl; mix well. Serve sauce with pork chops.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 276 calories, Carbohydrates: 28 g, Protein: 20 g, Fat: 9 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 51 mg, Sodium: 204 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/pork-with-spicy-orange-cranberry-sauce/

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SHRIMP AND SKINNY NOODLES SOUP

October 16, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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Here’s a recipe for SHRIMP AND SKINNY NOODLES SOUP. To make this Soup you’ll be needing Skinny Noodles Spaghetti, Garlic, Ginger, Canola Oil, Broccoli Florets, Red Bell Pepper Medium Shrimp, Vegetable Stock, Red Pepper Flakes, and Sesame Oil. So you can find this Diabetic Friendly recipe and more all at the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. You can also sign up to receive wonderful recipes, engaging articles, helpful and healthful tips, critically important news and more. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

SHRIMP AND SKINNY NOODLES SOUP

Ingredients

1 (8 oz) package Skinny Noodles Spaghetti, drained and rinsed
1 Tbsp minced garlic
1 Tbsp minced ginger
2 Tbsp canola oil
2 Cup broccoli florets
1 Cup diced red bell pepper
8 oz cooked medium sized shrimp, peeled and deveined
3 (14 oz) cans vegetable stock (to add more flavor, mix 1 can of chicken broth and 2 cans of vegetable stock)
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tsp sesame oil

Directions

1 – In large saucepan cook the garlic and ginger in canola oil over medium heat for 30 seconds.
2 – Add broccoli and red bell pepper. Cover and cook for 4 minutes or until crisp and tender.
3 – Add shrimp and cook for 1 minute.
4 – Carefully add the broth with red pepper flakes and sesame oil. Bring to a boil, reduce heat.
5 – Add Skinny Noodles Spaghetti and let simmer for 3 minutes.
6 – Remove from heat and serve.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 4 servings

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 190
Fat: 10 grams
Fiber: 12 grams
Protein: 13 grams
Carbohydrates: 9 grams
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Appetizer of the Week – BROCCOLI SALAD WITH PEANUT DRESSING

September 11, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, Appetizers, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is a BROCCOLI SALAD WITH PEANUT DRESSING. To make this week’s Appetizer you’ll be needing Broccoli Florets, Red Bell Pepper, Red Onion, Smooth Peanut Butter, Sesame Oil, Rice Vinegar, Lime Juice, Reduced Sodium Soy Sauce, Agave Syrup, Salt, Pepper, and Red Pepper Flakes. So you can find this Diabetic Friendly recipe and more all at the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. You can also sign up to receive wonderful recipes, engaging articles, helpful and healthful tips, critically important news and more. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

BROCCOLI SALAD WITH PEANUT DRESSING
This recipe takes a tip from Thai cuisine and the peanut dressing is a healthy substitute for high-calorie, high-fat cheese sauces (or butter) that many use to top their broccoli. It is a great tasting topping for this cool salad, and the red onion and red bell pepper provide added nutrition, flavor and color.

Ingredients

4 cups broccoli florets
1 medium red bell pepper, cut in thin strips, about 1 cup
1/3 cup red onion, cut in thin crescents
3 Tbsp. smooth peanut butter, natural and unsweetened
2 tsp. roasted sesame oil
1-2 Tbsp. rice vinegar
2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
1 Tbsp. reduced-sodium soy sauce
2 tsp. agave syrup
Pinch of salt
Ground black pepper
Red pepper flakes, optional

Directions

1 – Place steamer basket in large saucepan. Add water to depth of 1 inch. Cover and bring the water to boil. Add broccoli, cover and steam over medium-high heat until tender-crisp, 3 minutes. Transfer broccoli to mixing bowl. Add bell pepper and onion.
2 – In small bowl, combine peanut butter and sesame oil. Add vinegar, lime juice, soy sauce and agave and whisk until dressing is smooth. Season dressing to taste with salt and pepper. Pour dressing over vegetables and use fork to toss until salad is well coated. Sprinkle on red pepper flakes, if using, and mix to combine. Cover, and refrigerate the salad for 1 hour before serving, or up to 24 hours. Toss well before serving.

Recipe Yield: Makes 4 servings

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 146
Fat: 9 grams
Saturated Fat: 2 grams
Fiber: 4 grams
Sodium: 255 milligrams
Protein: 6 grams
Carbohydrates: 17 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipe/broccoli-salad-with-peanut-dressing

Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Beet and Blue Salad

August 15, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Side Dish of the Week is a Beet and Blue Salad. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Baby Spinach, Beets, Red Onions, Carrots, Balsamic Vinegar, Canola Oil, Maple Syrup, Salt, Red Pepper Flakes, and Crumbled Reduced Fat Blue Cheese. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Beet and Blue Salad
Beet lovers rejoice! This fresh salad, complete with a simple homemade dressing, provides a hearty helping of beets, along with crunchy spinach and flavorful blue cheese.

Ingredients
1 package (6 ounces) baby spinach
1 cup sliced beets
1/2 cup diced red onions
1/2 cup matchstick carrots
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons canola oil
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/4 cup crumbled reduced-fat blue cheese

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 1/2 cups salad and 2 tablespoons dressing per serving

1. Divide spinach equally among four salad plates. Top evenly with beets, onion and carrots.

2. Whisk vinegar, oil, maple syrup, salt and red pepper flakes in small bowl until smooth and well blended. Drizzle dressing over salad. Sprinkle evenly with cheese.
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/salads/beet-and-blue-salad/

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Diabetic Dish of the Week – Pork With Cucumber Pico De Gallo

August 3, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is Pork With Cucumber Pico De Gallo. To make this week’s Dish you’ll be needing Cucumber, Tomatillos, Cilantro Leaves, Red Pepper Flakes, Lime Juice, Black Pepper, Boneless Center Cut Pork Cutlets, and Nonstick Cooking Spray. The Dish has 231 calories and 1 net carb per serving. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Pork With Cucumber Pico De Gallo
Nothing says Mexican food quite like authentic pico de gallo! This easy-to-make fresh salsa is a perfect complement to pork cutlets in this low-carb homemade meal.

Ingredients
1/2 of a medium unpeeled cucumber, seeded* and finely chopped (4 ounces total)
2 medium tomatillos, papery skin removed, rinsed and chopped
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro leaves
1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1-2 tablespoons lime juice
1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
4 boneless center cut pork cutlets, trimmed of fat (about 1 pound)
Nonstick cooking spray

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 3 ounces pork and 1/4 cup cucumber mixture per serving

1. Combine cucumber, tomatillos, cilantro, red pepper flakes, lime juice, and 1/8 teaspoon salt in a mixing bowl. Toss gently to blend. Set aside.

2. Coat pork chops evenly with the black pepper and remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt.

3. Place a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium high heat until hot. Coat skillet with cooking spray. Add pork and immediately reduce heat to medium. Cook 5 minutes. Turn and cook 4 to 5 minutes longer, or until barely pink in center.

4. Serve with cucumber mixture.

*Note: To seed a cucumber easily, split cucumber in half lengthwise. Run the tip of a teaspoon down the center to remove seeds. This prevents the dish from being too watery and diluting the flavors.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 231 calories, Carbohydrates: 2 g, Protein: 23 g, Fat: 13 g, Saturated Fat: 5 g, Cholesterol: 75 mg, Sodium: 201 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/pork-with-cucumber-pico-de-gallo/

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Diabetic Dish of the Week -Basil-Lime Scallops

July 27, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is Basil-Lime Scallops. To make this week’s Recipe you’ll be needing Fresh Basil, Lime Juice, Low Sodium Soy Sauce, Vegetable Oil, Garlic Clove, Red Pepper Flakes, Jumbo Sea Scallops, Mixed Baby Greens, and Lime Wedges. There’s 92 calories and 5 carbs per serving. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Basil-Lime Scallops
Combining fresh seafood, baby greens, and lime, this scallop dish has summer written all over it!

Ingredients
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
Juice of 1 lime
1 teaspoon low-sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
8 jumbo sea scallops (about 1 pound)
Mixed baby greens (optional)
Lime wedges (optional)

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 2 scallops

1. Whisk basil, lime juice, soy sauce, oil, garlic, and red pepper flakes in shallow bowl until smooth and well blended. Add scallops; turn to coat evenly. Marinate in refrigerator 30 minutes.

2. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.* Cook scallops 3 minutes per side, or until desired doneness is reached.

3. Place 2 scallops on each serving plate. Serve with mixed greens, if desired. Garnish with lime wedges.

Note: There are two types of scallops available: sea scallops and bay scallops. Sea scallops are more widely available, although they’re less tender. Bay scallops are smaller, slightly sweeter, and more expensive.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 92 calories, Carbohydrates: 5 g, Protein: 14 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: 0 g, Cholesterol: 27 mg, Sodium: 495 mg, Fiber: 0 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/basil-lime-scallops/

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Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – Asparagus with Sesame-Ginger Sauce

July 25, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Side Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Side Dish of the Week is an Asparagus with Sesame-Ginger Sauce. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing are Soy Sauce, Rice Vinegar, Peanut Oil, Water, Tahini (puréed sesame seeds), Fresh Ginger, Garlic, Splenda® Granular, Red Pepper Flakes, and Asparagus Spears. The Asparagus is 70 calories and 3 net carbs per serving. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Asparagus with Sesame-Ginger Sauce
Flavorful, Asian-style asparagus with sesame-ginger sauce.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 tablespoon peanut oil
1 tablespoon water
1 tablespoon tahini (puréed sesame seeds)
1 teaspoon chopped fresh ginger
1/2 teaspoon chopped garlic
1 tablespoon Splenda® Granular
Pinch red pepper flakes
48 medium-size asparagus spears trimmed, peeled and cleaned

Cooking Directions:
1 – In a food processor, combine everything except the asparagus and mix until thoroughly blended. Set aside.
2 – Cut the asparagus into two-inch pieces, on the diagonal.
3 – Half fill large skillet with water, cover and bring to a boil. Add the asparagus and simmer just until crisp-tender, approximately four to five minutes. Drain well but Do Not rinse.
4 – Transfer to serving bowl. Pour the sauce over the hot asparagus and toss to coat. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Makes 7 servings (2/3 cup; 4.3-ounces).

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/7 of recipe; 2/3 cup; 4.3-ounces): Total Calories 70, Total Carbohydrates 6 g, Protein 3 g, Dietary Fiber 3 g ,Total Fat 4 g, Saturated Fat 1 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Sodium 150 mg.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/diabetic/asparagus_with_sesame-ginger_sauce_recipe.html

Shrimp Caprese Pasta

July 20, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | 2 Comments
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Here’s a recipe for Shrimp Caprese Pasta. To make this Dish you’ll be needing Whole Wheat Penne Pasta, Olive Oil. Grape Tomatoes, Basil, Balsamic Vinegar, Garlic Cloves, Salt, Red Pepper Flakes, Medium Shrimp, and Mozzarella Pearls. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Shrimp Caprese Pasta

Ingredients
1 cup uncooked whole wheat penne
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 cups coarsely chopped grape tomatoes
4 tablespoons chopped fresh basil, divided
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
8 ounces medium raw shrimp (with tails on), peeled and deveined
1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
2 ounces fresh mozzarella pearls

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1/4 of recipe

1 – Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup cooking water. Set aside.

2 – Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add 2 cups chopped tomatoes, reserved 1/2 cup pasta water, 2 tablespoons basil, vinegar, garlic, salt, and red pepper flakes. Cook and stir 10 minutes or until tomatoes begin to soften.

3 – Add shrimp and 1 cup halved tomatoes to skillet; cook and stir 5 minutes or until shrimp turn pink and opaque. Add pasta; cook until heated through.

4 – Divide mixture evenly among four bowls. Top evenly with cheese and remaining 2 tablespoons basil.

Nutrition Information:
Exchanges per serving: 1 1/2 Bread/Starch, 1 Vegetable, 1 1/2 Meat.
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/shrimp-caprese-pasta/

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Italian Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers

February 19, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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I also have a recipe for an Italian Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers. These are made using Bell Peppers, JENNIE-O® Lean Italian Seasoned Ground Turkey, Olive Oil, Onion, Garlic Cloves, Zucchini, Roma Tomatoes, Red Pepper Flakes, Long Grain and Wild Rice, and Grated Pepper Jack Cheese. This one is sure to heat up these cold Winter’s Nights! You can find this recipe along with all the other Delicious and Healthy Recipes at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Stay Safe and Make the SWITCH in 2021! https://www.jennieo.com/

Italian Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers
Time for a flavorful update to your go-to stuffed pepper recipe with Italian seasoned ground turkey, pepper jack cheese, Roma tomatoes and zucchini.

Total Time 1 Hour
Serving Size Makes 6 Servings

Ingredients
6 – bell peppers, any color
1 – (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Lean Italian Seasoned Ground Turkey
2 – tablespoons olive oil
1 – onion, finely diced
2 – cloves garlic, chopped
1 – medium zucchini, finely diced
4 – Roma tomatoes, seeded and finely diced
red pepper flakes, if desired
salt and freshly ground black pepper, if desired
1 – cup cooked long-grain and wild rice
1 ½ – cups grated pepper jack cheese, divided

Directions
1) Preheat oven to 350°F.
2) Cut tops off peppers. Remove and discard stems. Finely chop tops; set aside. Scoop out seeds and membrane. Place peppers cut side up in baking dish just large enough to hold them upright.
3) Spray skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat skillet over medium-high heat. Add ground turkey to hot skillet. Stir to crumble, approximately 14-16 minutes. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer. Remove ground turkey from skillet and set aside.
4) Wipe out skillet and add olive oil. Add onions, chopped peppers and cook 3 to 4 minutes, until soften. Add garlic, zucchini and cook another minute. Add tomatoes and season with red pepper flakes and salt and black pepper, if desired. Cook until heated through. Stir in ground turkey, rice and 1 cup cheese.
5) Fill peppers with rice mixture and top with remaining ½ cup cheese. Pour a small amount of water into the bottom of the baking dish. Cover with foil and bake 30 minutes. Uncover and bake 15 to 20 minutes or until the peppers are soft and the cheese is melted.

Nutrition
Calories – 240
Protein – 24g
Carbohydrates – 16g
Fiber – 2g
Sugars – 5g
Fat – 8g
Cholesterol – 60mg
Sodium – 630mg
Saturated Fat 2.5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/italian-ground-turkey-stuffed-peppers/

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