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I have a super special recipe for all of you today. We are making a delicious batch of Protein Stuffed Peppers filled with a ton of flavour. So get your oven ready, because this is going to be a good one!
I love meals coming straight out of the oven. But other than roasted vegetables, I tend to neglect my oven more often than I should. Sometimes it feels like a big hassle to bake or roast things. But in reality, it is one of the easiest ways to cook meals with a gourmet touch to them.
One of the reasons I like baked food is the rich taste you get with this technique. And that you don't need a lot of oil, the food cooks in its own oils and juices. And since it's a slow cooking process they become juicier and flavour-rich.
I've always loved everything about stuffed peppers. You can make a great variety of fillings and switch things up. And after baking the peppers they get this incredibly delicious slightly sweet taste, nothing compares to it!
I had a couple of recipes from way back when I was still a vegetarian. So I had to come up with a recipe of vegan stuffed peppers that had the same wow! effect. Also, I wanted it to still be a high protein meal, so I worked some magic and I am really happy with what came through.
I call this dish protein stuffed pepper since you will be loading up with about 21g grams of protein per serving. We included a bunch of ingredients that add a ton of plant-based protein and are also nutrient-rich.
We have chickpeas, peanut butter, and quinoa. All these ingredients are a staple at home. They are affordable things that you can keep in your pantry for a long while. And if you get a bit creative, you can use them in all sorts of different ways to add a splash of taste to your recipes while racking up on protein.
We made the filling with these three ingredients plus some spinach, tomato, and onion. You just have to dice and slice everything and mix it directly on the frying pan. I like to sauté the onions first since they take a bit longer to cook.
We need some seasoning to enhance the taste of this filling. It's already super loaded with different flavours so we don't really need much. I used a pinch of salt, nutritional yeast, and cajun spice. I love how the Cajun spice compliments the slightly sweet taste of the red bell peppers, they go together so well!
The last piece of this delicious puzzle is getting those bell peppers filled and in the oven. I let them bake for about 30 minutes total. This will ensure they are fully cooked, tender, and juicy. Serve your vegan stuffed peppers straight out of the oven and get ready for a savoury and flavourful treat!
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 473||From Fat 200|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 22g||34.2%|
|Saturated Fat 3g||14.9%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 58g||19.4%|
|Dietry Fiber 16g||64.5%|
|Vitamin K2 0.23µg||0.3%|
|Vitamin A 10689.96IU||213.8%|
|Vitamin B-12 2.44µg||40.6%|
|Vitamin B-6 3.98mg||198.8%|
|Vitamin C 241.13mg||401.9%|
|Vitamin D 0IU||0%|
|Vitamin E 7.64mg||25.5%|
|Vitamin K1 163.46µg||204.3%|
|Folic Acid 0µg|
|Pantothenic acid 1.71mg||17.1%|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Calories per gram:
Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4
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