Hooooly moly, these Chipotle Turkey Stuffed Peppers were actually the highlight of my week. In all of their delicious, protein packed, low carb goodness...these peppers pretty much prove that "happiness after a long and stressful day" actually exists. Yum, just yum.
In my never ending quest to stock my mental recipe inventory with drool-worthy low carb recipes (still trying to lose those vacay pounds, ya know), I've found that if I eat foods that are high in protein, my carb-filled cravings are pretty much under control. Don't get me wrong...I still drift into daydreams of me single-handedly devouring a 20 inch pizza, but I haven't actually gone as far as to do that yet soooo...yay for self control?! 🙂
Anywho, in order to make sure that I'm getting an adequate amount of protein throughout the day, I've been eating a whooooole lot of egg whites, chicken, salmon and (my fav of all time) SHRIMP with pretty much every meal. Turkey however, has been kind of put on the back burner which sucks and has been totally unintentional because um hi 20g of protein per serving, why have I been skipping out on this?!
I happened to have some Jennie O 90% lean ground turkey on hand which was actually the beautiful inspiration behind these Chipotle Turkey Stuffed Peppers (that, and the the fact that bell peppers are currently on sale at Kroger). I totally took the easy route and used canned corn and canned black beans which still worked wonderfully for this recipe. It also means that the prep time for these babies is literally under 10 minutes so heck yes!
I think that these go so well with a side salad, or even with a small portion of quinoa (if you're not trying to go full-out low carb) and thanks to the high protein content, they'll keep you full for hours! Convinced yet? Great, let's go! *skips to the kitchen*
- Recipe & Nutrition Info Below -
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Serving Size 1 Stuffed Pepper
Servings Per Container 10
Amount Per Serving
Calories 164 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 209mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Protein 12g 24%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.