Mini Taco Sweet Peppers

AuthorNaturallyLTCategoryDifficultyBeginner

Yields8 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time50 minsTotal Time1 hr

Ingredients
 1 cup black beans
 ½ cup frozen corn
 ¼ cup scallions, chopped
 1 tsp taco seasoning
 ½ lime, juiced
  tsp salt
 ½ cup brown rice, cooked
 18 mini sweet peppers
 ¼ cup four cheese Mexican Blend
 1 avocado, diced
 3 tbsp cilantro, chopped

Directions
1

Preheat the oven to 400° F and prepare a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. In a medium-sized bowl, add 1 cup of black beans, ½ cup cooked corn kernels, ¼ cup chopped scallions, cooked brown rice, taco seasoning, lime juice, and a pinch of salt.

2

Slice the mini peppers in halve and remove seeds. Place the peppers on the prepared baking sheet and space apart. Place in the oven until the edges begin to darken, about 15 minutes.

3

Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Then top with corn mixture. Add cheese on top of each pepper. Place in the oven to melt the cheese, about 7 minutes. Remove from oven and top with chopped avocado and cilantro.

Nutrition Facts

per serving: Calories 150, Total Fat 4g, Cholesterol 3mg, Sodium 80 mg, Total Carbohydrate 22g, Dietary Fiber 6g, Sugar 4g, Protein 7g

 

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Ingredients

Ingredients
 1 cup black beans
 ½ cup frozen corn
 ¼ cup scallions, chopped
 1 tsp taco seasoning
 ½ lime, juiced
  tsp salt
 ½ cup brown rice, cooked
 18 mini sweet peppers
 ¼ cup four cheese Mexican Blend
 1 avocado, diced
 3 tbsp cilantro, chopped

Directions

Directions
1

Preheat the oven to 400° F and prepare a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. In a medium-sized bowl, add 1 cup of black beans, ½ cup cooked corn kernels, ¼ cup chopped scallions, cooked brown rice, taco seasoning, lime juice, and a pinch of salt.

2

Slice the mini peppers in halve and remove seeds. Place the peppers on the prepared baking sheet and space apart. Place in the oven until the edges begin to darken, about 15 minutes.

3

Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Then top with corn mixture. Add cheese on top of each pepper. Place in the oven to melt the cheese, about 7 minutes. Remove from oven and top with chopped avocado and cilantro.

Mini Taco Sweet Peppers

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NaturallyLT

Hi! I’m Lauren, currently a Nutritional Sciences student at the University of Connecticut. My interest in food and nutrition started when I was about 13 years old. In some of my spare time I would research online the different food trends that were going on at the time. When my friends would come over we’d spend the day baking and cooking different creations we found on the internet or from our favorite cookbooks. At 13 though, it was somewhat difficult to decipher what was fact and what was fad. The internet is an endless virtual world of both legitimate and deceitful information. Throughout high school I took it upon myself to try and analyze what the best “diet” is to follow. I experimented on myself. Sometimes I felt great, sometimes I felt lousy, sometimes I was just plain hungry. I was in high school, I was following what the media and the internet told me to do. I didn’t justify it with facts, nor did I look for the hard science behind these “diets.” This is why I chose to go to school for Nutritional Sciences. I want the science, I want to know what the body does and how food nourishes it. I want to help people of all ages understand how nourishing your body and following a healthy lifestyle can change the way you feel. So they don’t have to struggle and experiment on yourself with the fad diets the media is constantly pumping out. I’m starting Naturally.LT to link you to articles, the studies, the passages to the books I’ve read all written by health professionals. I want to share with you recipes that I’ve found and created myself that are tasty and full of nutrients that will make you and your body happy. I will back up these findings with credible sources, there is no room for junk here. As you may have noticed on Naturally.LT, I have a link to running. Running has somewhat recently come into my life. Once I entered college, something just clicked. I loved the way running made me feel. I became happier, less stressed, and entered an awesome accepting community. Before I knew it I signed up for half and full marathons. Running is an interesting sport, both solitary and meditative, but can also be competitive and adrenaline pumping. This is something I want to explore on Naturally.LT. If you are a first time runner, or a seasoned veteran, I want to open discussion and help guide you with what can help you lace up your shoes or become a stronger runner and recover faster. So join me on this journey of nourishment and endurance.

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