Happy Fall! I know the official first day of fall was this past Saturday, but I’m just a little too excited about this season. :) I’ve already been working on my fulfilling my fall bucket list by brainstorming a few ideas for new pumpkin dishes! I have a lot of exams coming up, but hopefully, I can squeeze in some time to experiment in the kitchen.
This past weekend, I randomly got an urge to make stuffed peppers. I already had a few green peppers on hand, so I headed to Trader Joe’s to get some extra lean ground turkey. I’ve never made them before, but I just improvised and voila!
Eating Clean Turkey Stuffed Peppers
- 2 green peppers
- 8 oz extra lean ground turkey
- 1 cup chopped baby spinach
- 1/3 cup chopped sweet onion
- 1/2 cup tomato sauce
- 1 tbsp nonfat greek yogurt
- 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp oregano
- 1/4 tsp ground pepper
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Chop off the tops of the green peppers, and remove the seeds from inside.
3. Place on a pan sprayed with nonstick spray.
4. In a medium bowl, mix together ground turkey, spinach, and onion.
5. In a separate small container, mix together tomato sauce, greek yogurt, nutritional yeast, salt, pepper, and oregano.
6. Add the tomato sauce mixture to the ground turkey, and stir until well combined.
7. Spoon equal amounts of the turkey mixture into each green pepper.
8. Cover with foil, and bake for 40-45 minutes.
Extra lean ground turkey can turn out pretty dry sometimes, but the tomato sauce and greek yogurt really made this moist. I actually prepped this earlier in the day and let it sit in the fridge uncooked for a few hours before baking it. I ended up eating one stuffed pepper with spaghetti squash (and extra tomato sauce), which by the way, had me sweating while I was trying to cut the darn thing. I thought I might lose a finger, but I managed to do it without shedding any blood. WIN!
One of my personal favorites is the narrow pushup! Instead of wide arm pushups that target the chest, keep your elbows close to your sides as you lower to the ground and raise back up. You can also do the modified version with your knees on the ground.
Skullcrushers are also an effective tricep exercise. Just make sure you’re only bending at the elbows and not moving at the shoulders!
Tricep dips…at the beach, haha! To make this exercise more challenging, do these with your feet on a stability ball.
Tricep kickbacks. Only bend at the elbow, while your upper arm is glued to your side.
There are definitely a lot more tricep exercises, but I think these are a few fun and effective ones!
I have a super long day today, 7AM to 5PM, shadowing a colon surgeon! Should be a fun time. ;) Have a great one!