Category Archives: Get Your Veggies In!

Macro-Friendly Stuffed Peppers

The venture continues: get my boys to eat more veggies! This is another staple recipe in our house that my husband and son love and it helps them reach their vegetable intake. It’s a great low carb recipe as well. Super simple, delicious, and macro-friendly. What more could you ask for!? Happy flexible dieting!

Recipe:

  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 4 large green peppers
  • 1/2 small onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup Old El Paso taco seasoning (or make your own)
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup 2% Mexican cheese, shredded

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brown beef with onion and then add seasoning. Turn up heat high and stir constantly until water evaporates. Turn down heat to low. Add tomato sauce and black beans and stir well. Cut off the tops of the peppers and pull out the guts. Fill peppers with beef mixture and put in a casserole dish. Sprinkle with cheese. Cook for 45 minutes or until peppers are tender. Enjoy!

Macros (per pepper, recipe makes 4): 310 calories, 10g fat, 18g carbs, 43g protein, 7g fiber

Parmesan Zucchini Fries

I have been on a mission to include more vegetables in my day as I noticed I was only getting 1-2 servings in on average. My goal has been to get that up to 3-4 servings. With a husband and kid that can be picky with veggies this mission has not been the easiest, but with lots of experimenting I’m starting to find what they enjoy. These zucchini fries are a HUGE hit in the house! The boys gobble them down and mama is happy they are getting in lots of nutrients. I don’t think we’ll ever have potato fries in the house again. Happy flexible dieting!

Ps. For a delicious dipping sauce mix equal parts plain Greek yogurt and ketchup!

Recipe:

  • 3-4 zucchini (600g) quartered
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, diced
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a small bowl mix olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper. Place zucchini quarters on baking sheet. Pour olive oil mixture over zucchini and then toss zucchini to coat evenly. Sprinkle parmesan over zucchini. Bake for 15 minutes. Enjoy!

Macros (per serving of about 8 fries, recipe makes 6 servings): 69 calories, 4.5g fat, 3g carbs, 5g protein, 1g fiber