Summer is officially over in our house, which means that the kids are back in school, fall sports are in full swing, and our schedule is busier than ever. When our outside world seems to get a little hectic, embracing simplicity within our home has been the key to finding a happy and sustainable family balance. Why make life more complicated and stressful than it needs to be?
As much as I enjoy cooking, I am always looking for new ideas and ways get healthy, wholesome meals on the table for our family without having to spend hours in the kitchen each and every day.
Quality Whole Foods + Simplicity in the Kitchen = 1 Happy Mom
(and hopefully some delicious, stress-free meals!)
I recently came across a recipe that brings this equation to life. These Easy Stuffed Peppers are perfect for appetizers, sides, or the main course. With just 3 simple ingredients and minimal effort, you can put together a delicious dish that allows the main attraction (PEPPERS) to shine and is sure to keep everyone coming back for more!
In addition to their beauty and taste, peppers offer many health benefits to you and your family, to include:
- Rich in antioxidants
- Boosts immunity
- Excellent source of vitamins C and A
- Good source of fiber
- Low in calories
- Helps lower bad cholesterol
- Helps improve eye health
What’s not to love?
Easy Stuffed Peppers
Recipe by Sommer Collier
1 ½ pounds of mini bell peppers (or a mix of mini bell peppers and jalapenos)
12 ounces garlic and herb seasoned chevre goat cheese
1 tablespoon REAL honey
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- Cut peppers in half lengthwise and remove any seeds. Lay peppers cut-side-up on the baking sheet. Spoon the seasoned goat cheese into the center of each pepper half.
- Lightly drizzle the peppers with honey and sprinkle with salt if desired. Bake for 10 minutes, then serve warm. Enjoy!
Optional Toppings: Various herbs, crumbled bacon, balsamic glaze, smoked paprika, toasted nuts.
Sarah Young is a wife, mother of three, Certified Health Education Specialist, and healthy living advocate. She has a background in Dietetics and a B.S. in Health, Fitness, and Recreational Resources with a concentration in Health Promotion. She is also a writer for several local and online publications, an ambassador for the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation, and a health contributor for ABC 7 News/WJLA. In her spare time, she enjoys running, hiking, gardening, and spending time with her family and their dog, Maple.