This breakfast stems from two things: my love of peppers and my need to incorporate more veggies in my diet. Vegetables are what I struggle with the most when doing 21 Day Fix. I tend having trouble getting them all in. I realized that I usually didn’t eat vegetables at breakfast. I usually did the protein, carb and fruit combo. From that point, I started looking for different ways to get my vegetables in the morning. I love stuffed peppers and noticed a couple variations of doing breakfast stuffed peppers. This recipe combines some of my favorite flavors and is 21 Day Fix friendly. You can easily switch out some ingredients and add protein/veggies of you choice. These are also great option to make ahead for meal prep and can be enjoyed for any meal!
Breakfast Stuff Peppers
2 red, yellow or orange bell peppers, halved and seeded
6 eggs, whisked
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 cup fresh spinach, chopped & wilted (I wilt my spinach by placing fresh chopped spinach in glass bowl, covering with damp paper towel and microwaving for about 40 seconds until wilted)
1/3 cup mozzarella cheese
1/3 cup feta cheese
4 turkey sausage links cooked (preferably organic, low sodium, no nitrates) or make your own sausage here
olive oil or cooking spray
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a medium bowl, combine eggs, salt, pepper, spinach, both cheeses and sausage until combined. Lay your peppers in a lightly greased baking dish (use olive oil or cooking spray to grease). Make sure to use a snug pan so your peppers don’t tip over (I used a 9×9 cooking dish). If your peppers are “wobbly” then you can carefully slice the bottom of the pepper to make a flat base, BUT do not cut through the pepper or your eggs will run out. Divide your egg mixture between your peppers. Cover with foil and bake for about 35-40 minutes or until eggs are set. I took the foil off the last 10 minutes to brown it up a bit. **Also I will note that depending on the size of the peppers this may or may not be enough filling. I had large peppers and this was plenty. If you have small peppers you may want to decrease your amounts or use more than two peppers halved.
21 Day Fix: 1 pepper = 1.5 GREEN, 1 RED, 1 BLUE