Five Tasty Bell Pepper Recipes

We love bell peppers. Depending on when they are harvested, they can be sharp or sweet. The difference between green, yellow, orange and red is just when they were picked and how ripe they are. The green peppers are usually the least expensive in the store because they are less ripe. They also are less nutritious as they haven’t had a chance to fully develop. Peppers can be grown inside your house all-year-round. They are one of the best sources of vitamin C and can aid your immune system during the winter.

We often default to throwing them in salad, enjoying them with healthy dips or as stuffed peppers. Today, we are exploring some new recipes for you to enjoy in your kitchen!
 

Roasted Red Pepper Keto Chicken

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Roasting red peppers gives them a depth of flavor to we can’t get enough of in our lives! The creaminess of this skillet will make it a favorite in your house! It also only takes 25 minutes, which is great for a busy weeknight. A serving has 392 calories with only four grams of carbs but a whopping 39 grams of protein! Get the recipe.
 

Red Pepper Skillet Chicken & Goat Cheese

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This is a highly calorific meal. However, if you plan ahead for a special treat, you’ll enjoy this immensely as part of a healthy diet. The red peppers in this recipe replaced tomatoes. The instructions say to remove the skin, we prefer to leave it on for the depth of flavor, but that is up to you. A serving has 517 calories, 5.84 grams of carbs and 59.8 grams of protein! Get the recipe.
 

Stuffed Pepper Soup

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In the intro, we talked about wanting recipes that aren’t just stuffed peppers. And this is anything but “just.” It’s beefy, filling and cooked in a slow cooker—a thing we always love in cold weather! Or, if you aren’t a slow cooker fan, it can be made on the stovetop! A bowlful has 286 calories, six grams of carbs and 24 grams of protein. Get the recipe.
 

Roasted Red Pepper Soup

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We cannot resist a creamy soup. We prefer to use skim milk for this dish instead of heavy cream because we don’t want the high amount of fat that’s in the soup as presented here. The cauliflower makes it creamy without the actual cream. A bowlful has 183 calories, eight grams of carbs and four grams of protein. Get the recipe.
 

Low-carb Chili

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On these cold days when it’s still getting dark long before we want it to, we enjoy stick-to-your-ribs foods. But, we don’t like the carbs. This chili hits the spot for us. We do like to double the amount of bell pepper and add in a bit more cayenne pepper than it says, but we love it anyway it’s made! A bowl has 276 calories, nine grams of carbs and 17 grams of protein. Get the recipe.
 
We hope you enjoy these recipes and that the vitamin C within the peppers helps support your immune system this winter!

January 28, 2020
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