I absolutely love stuffed peppers. I am not sure why but they really just make me smile. I used to love them covered in cheese sauce but a healthier version is here. If you follow Slimming World, Weight Watchers (WW), Noom or any other weight loss plan you can usually count this easily within your allowances.
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Everyone knows vegetables are good for you, don’t they? They are healthy and filling for very few calories!
The best vegetables are those with low-calorie density. Basically, we are talking about healthier vegetables – potatoes don’t count but butternut squash is much healthier for example!
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Making these unofficial Slimming World stuffed peppers on a budget
These are really easy to make and as rice is so cheap it is a great budget meal to make. Perfect served with salad or anything you need to use up really!
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Enjoying these stuffed peppers on Slimming World
If you follow Slimming World the ingredients in this recipe are all, I believe, classed as free foods so you shouldn’t need to use any syns.
With other weight loss plans, you may need to count points, carbs or calories so do check how this recipe fits with your plan.
More recipes you may enjoy
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These stuffed peppers are perfect for all the family to enjoy.
2 Yellow or orange peppers
100g dried long grain rice
400g can of red kidney beans in chilli sauce
2 tomatoes, deseeded and roughly chopped
1 small red onion, finely chopped
100g mushrooms, roughly chopped
Grated cheese to taste – if using remember to weigh this if following a weight loss plan.
Cook rice according to packet instructions then drain and allow to cool.
Cut the peppers in half lengthways leaving the stalk in.
Fry the mushrooms and onions for about 4 minutes then add the kidney beans in sace and tomatoes and cook for a further 6 minutes.
Stir the cooled rice in with the bean mixture and mix well.
Place peppers on a baking tray and stuff with the rice mixture. Ensure it is packed in well.
Sprinkle with cheese if using.
Cook on 200°c for 15-20 minutes.
Mixed rice works well in this, with wild rice and the usual white rice
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