Healthy Halloween Recipe | Spooky Stuffed Peppers

Image credit:  Super Sister Fitness

Image credit: Super Sister Fitness

When you think about Halloween, do all the sweet treats come to mind? As nice as it is to have a selection of candies or baked goods around it’s sometimes way too much of a temptation – especially as we get closer to our health and fitness goals.

Balance out the sweet desserts with some healthy meals that help you fill up on nutritious vegetables and lean protein – while still staying in a festive mood! This fun stuffed bell pepper recipe from Super Sister Fitness is especially spooky and tasty.

Super Sister Fitness | Spooky Stuffed Peppers

Serves 4

Prep Time: 10 mins | Cook Time: 30 mins | Total Time: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 4 bell peppers

  • 1/2 lb. ground turkey (optional)

  • 1/3 cup chopped zucchini

  • 1/4 cup chopped broccoli

  • 1/4 cup chopped tomatoes

  • 2 cups tomato sauce (sugar free)

  • 2 cloves garlic

  • 1/2 diced onion

  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder

  • 1/2 tsp oregano

  • 1/2 tsp basil

Instructions

Saute garlic and onion in coconut oil on the stove top over medium high heat. Add in ground turkey and veggies, then stir in sauce and other herbs. Cook until turkey is medium done, meanwhile carving out 4 orange bell peppers.

Carve jack-o-lantern faces into your bell peppers and save the tops for decoration (optional). Scoop the pepper filling into each carved out pepper. Spoon a tsp Parmesan cheese on top of each pepper (optional), then top with its “lid.” Bake at 425-430 degrees for 35 mins.

Let cool 5-10 mins, then enjoy!

Servings: 4
Calories (per serving): 189
Fat: 7 g
Carbs: 18 g
Protein: 14 g

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Post-Pilates Veggie Breakfast Omelet

Want to fuel up after a workout? A veggie-stuffed omelet is simple and delicious to make using all of your favorite ingredients.

If you’re looking for some breakfast inspiration, you’ve come to the right place! Here’s a simple recipe from favefamilyrecipes.com that you can whip up in minutes:

Post-Pilates Veggie Breakfast Omelet

For the filling:

  • 1/2 Tbsp. butter

  • 2 Tbsp. onion chopped

  • 1/4 c. mushrooms chopped

  • 1/2 c. fresh spinach

  • 3 cherry tomatoes sliced in half

  • shredded cheddar cheese to taste

For the omelets:

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable or canola oil

  • 2 Tbsp. water or milk

  • salt and pepper to taste

For tips on how to bring all these ingredients together, visit Fave Family Recipes for the simple cooking instructions!

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Post-Pilates Snack Ideas

Photo by  Cecilia Par  on  Unsplash

Photo by Cecilia Par on Unsplash

You know the feeling – you’ve just had a great workout with your favorite Pilates X instructor and now you’re starving!

Instead of running through the drive-through to pick up something that might not agree with you later, having snacks on hand in the car or ready to go at home or the office is a great way to stay on track with your nutrition and give your body the fuel it needs to keep going throughout the day. Need some ideas or feel like you’re stuck in a snack rut? We’ve got some post-Pilates snack ideas for you:

Smoothies – When you’re hungry but don’t really know what you’re in the mood for, a smoothie is a nutrient-dense option that can easily be customized for your needs. Throw in some fruit, protein-packed yogurt, protein powder, chia seeds and a splash of nut milk and you’re good to go!

Banana + Almond Butter – Have a sweet tooth after your Pilates class? A banana with a drizzle of nut butter is filling and gives you some energy to make it to your next meal. Another option is apple slices with peanut or cashew butter!

Protein-Packed Bistro Box – If you’re in a hurry, most stores and coffee shops sell a bistro-style box you can eat on the go. Save money and time by assembling yours at home and packing it for the road! Once you’re finished with class, enjoy a hard-boiled egg, piece of cheese and a serving of almonds to refuel and energize.

Hummus + Veggies – Hummus is delicious and there are so many different options found at our neighbor, Trader Joe’s! Pop in for some fresh veggie sticks – bell pepper, carrots, and celery just to name a few – to pair with hummus for your post-Pilates snack.

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