Tuna Stuffed Peppers

Here’s a quick, easy, protein-packed recipe… Tuna Salad Stuffed Peppers! Aren’t they so cute? Haha everyone thought so when in fact, they took absolutely no effort. I’ve been seeing tons of stuffed pepper recipes floating around with fillings like ground beef, turkey, quinoa.. but as much as I enjoy experimenting in the kitchen, some days I’m just lazy and don’t feel like cooking. That’s when the idea of filling it with tuna salad came to mind, and it worked out great! There’s a nice contrast between the soft, warm bell pepper and the refreshing tuna salad with bites of crunchy veggies. (: 

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Recipe



Prep Time: 5 min | Cook Time (while prepping the rest): 25 min | Total Time: 30 min

Servings: 3

Ingredients:

– 3 large red bell peppers
– 2 cans (120g each) of white tuna, drained
– 1/3 cup to 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
– 2 celery stalks, chopped
– 1/4 large sweet onion, chopped
– salt and pepper*




For the tuna, it would save some time to buy them flaked, but I only had solid white tuna on hand so I just flaked them myself with a fork. You can adjust the amount of Greek yogurt you use in depending on how creamy or thick you want your tuna salad to be. If you want more flavour, feel free to also add in some salt and pepper for taste, but I find that the salt from the canned tuna already gives it enough flavour even after being rinsed and drained. This recipe is great to use up leftover bits of vegetables, so throw in whatever you have!


 

 

 Assembling the salad is super easy.. yay for one bowl recipes!? (:
 

 

Method: 

1) Preheat your oven to the broiler setting.
2) Prepare your bell peppers by cutting off the tops, and spooning the seeds out.
3) Place bell peppers on a lined baking sheet, and broil for 20-25 minutes, or until tender.
4) Mix together tuna, chopped vegetables, and Greek yogurt.
5) Once the peppers are done, put in the tuna salad filling.


 

That’s it, time to dig in! 

 



These are perfect for a snack, or as part of a meal. I brought mine to school with some roasted chickpeas and baby spinach for lunch, yummm! (I had some extra tuna salad on the side because my bell peppers weren’t big enough haha.)


3 Nutritional Perks



1) Bell peppers are loaded with vitamins, especially Vitamin C (highest in the red variety), but also Vitamin B6, A and E.

2) Tuna is a wonderful source of lean protein helping you maintain your immune system and strengthen muscles. A 3-oz. serving contains 21g of protein and only 0.4g of fat, most of which are healthy mono and polyunsaturated fats.

3) Greek yogurt has a fraction of fat (none if you’re using nonfat) and calories of the mayonnaise that’s traditionally used in tuna salad recipes with added health benefits such as a boost of calcium for strong bones.


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I’m not a chef or anything.. Actually, I consider myself pretty destructive in the kitchen LOL, but I hope these recipes can be some simple, healthy options for you to turn to. Especially if you suck at cooking because if I can do it then so can you. (;



Have an awesome rest of the week!



<3,

Rae

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