Peppers Stuffed with Quinoa. Super Easy, Quick, and Flipping Delicious!

Peppers Stuffed with Quinoa. Super Easy, Quick, and Flipping Delicious!

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uranium mining ban would end... This recipe is completely gluten-free and vegan, with protein-rich quinoa and a vegan pesto sauce drizzled on top for a flavor boost. Regular pesto is delicious but is high in calories and contains cholesterol. This sauce contains heart-healthy fats from walnuts and has zero cholesterol and much lower saturated fat than a classic pesto recipe. Extra pesto can be frozen for later use with whole-wheat pasta, brown rice or fresh fish. ● Bell peppers range in color and flavor based on how ripe they are. A red bell pepper is riper and therefore sweeter and milder than a green bell pepper. ● Red peppers contain 11 times more beta carotene and four times more vitamin C than green bell peppers. Vitamin C helps heal cuts and wounds and keep teeth and gums healthy, and beta carotene benefits your immune system, vision, skin health and bone health.● Red bell peppers also contain an important phytochemical, lycopene, which could benefit prostate and heart health, according to the Produce for Better Health Foundation. ● Select bell peppers that are brightly colored and firm with tight skin. You can store bell peppers for up to five days in a plastic bag in your refrigerator. ● Quinoa is a good source of fiber with 5 grams of fiber per serving. Fiber keeps you fuller longer and aids in digestion and overall heart health. ● According to the American Dietetic Association, quinoa is a complete protein with all eight essential amino acids — great for vegetarians and vegans.● In addition to containing more protein than many grains, this powerful seed also contains more nutrients, including important minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, copper, zinc and iron.● Quinoa is widely available and can be found in most grocery stores, typically near rice and other grains. Gordon, a master certified health education specialist, is creator of the healthy recipe site Eating by Elaine and director of health management solutions at LiveHealthier.

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