I try to mainly eat paleo, and this can be quite a challenge sometimes. With school taking up most of my time now, this makes cooking healthy meals even more of a challenge. I recently purchased the new April issue of All You magazine with this $1 off coupon from coupons.com. In addition to tons of coupons throughout the magazine, it was also filled with inspiration. Instead of trying to find a paleo recipe, I was inspired to take recipes from within the magazine and make them my own. I tweaked them here and there to make them fit paleo, my budget, and still satisfy Shane’s non-paleo appetite. As you probably saw here, eating healthy foods is even more important to me now more than ever, so I am always looking for more ways to save time and money while eating healthy. I decided to create a spin on the traditional stuffed bell peppers recipe and made paleo pizza stuffed bell peppers. I have always loved stuffed bell peppers, but I didn’t want the rice, and the ground chuck can be a little bland, so I improvised and included one of Shane’s favorites – pizza! Make sure you check out my recipe below, and don’t forget that All You magazine is available nationwide at Kroger, Target, Safeway, Dollar General and Meijer. You can definitely get plenty of food, fashion, craft and health inspiration as well as money saving tips and coupons! To help you start your healthy cooking journey, print this $1 off coupon for All You magazine while supplies last, and then enter the $50 Kroger gift card giveaway below. The giveaway will run through April 28 at 3:00am CST. Good luck and thanks for entering!
Paleo Pizza Stuffed Bell Peppers Recipe
Makes 8-9 peppers
Time: 1 hour
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
1/2 Red Onion, diced (or white)
8-9 bell peppers
2lbs of Italian Sausage (mild or hot)
Small Can of Mushrooms (or fresh)
Small Can of Black Olives (any type of olives, fresh or canned works)
1 Jar of Spaghetti Sauce
4 oz of Tomato Paste
Salt and Pepper (to taste)
Heat oven to 400 F
Heat olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Once olive oil is hot, add onions and mushrooms to pan and sauté. It should take about 3-5 minutes. Take off stove and set them aside. In a large pan, cook 2lbs of Italian sausage, browning it just slightly (since it will still cook in the oven later, you don’t want it to get burned.) While cooking meat, slice tops of bell peppers off and remove seeds. Then drain meat and mix it with tomato paste, spaghetti sauce, mushrooms, onions and olives. Add salt and pepper. Mix well and then scoop evenly into bell peppers. Place the stuffed bell peppers into a baking dish. Bake for about 35-45 minutes until the bell peppers are tender. You can also add garlic or any other spices that you like. If you are not doing strict paleo, you can even add shredded cheese or grate fresh parmesan on them like I did for Shane. Enjoy! To enter the giveaway, click the link below that says Enter Here. Good luck!