Stuffed Peppers with Squash, Black Beans, and Rice

Fit-Fathers-bell-pepper-01Serves 2 as a main dish or 4 as a side

If you have leftover rice and cooked black beans on hand, this recipe can be made in just a few minutes. Or you can slice up the red peppers, add some shredded lettuce, and make a salad out of it!

½ cup cooked brown rice

1 cup cooked black beans
2 Mexican gray squash or zucchini, diced
6 green onions, sliced
2 teaspoons pepitas (green pumpkin seeds)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
Juice of 1 lime
¼ teaspoon sea salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 red bell peppers, cut in half, cored, and seeded.
Optional: Salsa

Combine the rice, beans, squash, green onions, pepitas, garlic, oregano, vinegar, lime, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Fill the pepper halves with the squash, rice, and bean mixture. Top with salsa, if using, and serve.

Per serving: 187 calories, 16 g protein, 54 g carbohydrate, 13 g sugar, 3 g total fat, 14% calories from fat, 16 g fiber, 317 mg sodium

 

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Stuffed Peppers with Squash, Black Beans & Brown Rice

Stuffed Peppers with Squash, Black Beans, and Rice. Photo Credit Kathy PatalskyServes 2 as a main dish or 4 as a side

If you have leftover rice and cooked black beans on hand, this recipe can be made in just a few minutes. Or you can slice up the red peppers, add some shredded lettuce, and make a salad out of it!

½ cup cooked brown rice
1 cup cooked black beans
2 Mexican gray squash or zucchini, diced
6 green onions, sliced
2 teaspoons pepitas (green pumpkin seeds)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
Juice of 1 lime
¼ teaspoon sea salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 red bell peppers, cut in half, cored, and seeded.
Optional: Salsa

Combine the rice, beans, squash, green onions, pepitas, garlic, oregano, vinegar, lime, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Fill the pepper halves with the squash, rice, and bean mixture. Top with salsa, if using, and serve.

Per serving: 187 calories, 16 g protein, 54 g carbohydrate, 13 g sugar, 3 g total fat, 14% calories from fat, 16 g fiber, 317 mg sodium

Photo by Kathy Patalsky