How To Make Stuffed Peppers

I made a stuffed pepper today after a pledge to start my 'holiday healthy eating detox' .. (yes, I just made that up) and with only 6 weeks to go, I thought it's now or never to start working on that beach bod!

This is such a simple and easy to make idea, it seemed silly not to try it?!
This was just a base but you can obviously change the contents to your personal taste.
By no means am I an expert at cooking, nor have I done this before but I just wanted to share as it's super simple to make!

Here's how I made mine..

1 Red Pepper
1 packet of Ainsley Harriott Sundried Tomato & Garlic Couscous
2 Cherry Tomatoes
A Handful of Pitted Green & Black Olives

How to cook: 

Preheat oven to Gas Mark 6/ 180 Degrees for Fan Assisted Oven.

Cut widely around the stalk of your pepper & scrape out the excess seeds.

Prepare Couscous.

Cut olives and cherry tomatoes into small slices/ chunks.

Mix in together with the Couscous and stir lightly.

Cut Mozzarella into small, thin slices.

Layer the Mozzarella evenly throughout the pepper
(adding the couscous mixture to your pepper as and when you like)

Place on a tray/ oven based dish

Cook for 20-25 minutes. 

Serve on a plate with some salad and enjoy!

What I thought:

It was really nice and the flavoured couscous gave it such a nice sweet flavour. I think next time I will try it with some green pesto, as I didn't really feel like there was anything to compliment the tastes of the ingredients. Also if you're not big on Mozzarella or prefer more crumbly cheeses, I'd suggest using something like Feta or Goats Cheese, as either of those would taste amazing! It was SO filling, so much so that 1 pepper was absolutely ample, depending on the size of your appetite. At roughly 200 calories, it makes a great snack or meal. Suitable for vegetarians too.

Anyone got any healthy meal inspirations/ideas that might be worth a try? 


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