These are almost Paleo.
We topped these puppies with goat cheese before we threw them in the oven. So, if you want them completely Paleo, leave the cheese off 🙂
I used two different but similar recipes for inspiration when I made these:
Paleo Stuffed Peppers at Kristen’s Plate
Have a Delicious Life’s Stuffed Peppers with Cauliflower, Spinach & Ground Beef.
I decided I wanted the “stuffing” to have a more Italian taste to it, so here’s my combination recipe:
4 bell peppers (any color)
1 lb ground beef
2 cups spinach
2 cloves garlic
1 cup shredded cauliflower
1 6oz can tomato paste
3 tbsp fresh basil
4 tbsp grassfed butter
salt and pepper to taste
Pre heat your oven to 350 degrees.
Cut off pepper tops about 1 inch from the top of the pepper and remove seeds. Save tops to replace when baking.
Chop cauliflower and process in a food processor or blender (I only used a cup of what I processed, but it would probably be better to use more) and set aside.
Add 3 tbsp of butter to a large pan on medium heat – add your garlic. Wait about 3 minutes and add your ground beef.
Add 1 tbsp of butter to a small pan and add spinach. Cook until wilted.
Once your ground beef is almost done, add spinach and cauliflower and finish cooking.
Transfer contents of the pan to a mixing bowl and combine with tomato paste.
Fill each pepper with your mixture, leaving 1/2 an inch at the top for cheese. Fill to pepper rim if you choose not to add cheese.
Place peppers in a baking dish, replace pepper tops, and bake for 35 minutes.
Remove and serve 🙂
It’s funny that I’m eating peppers. If you tried to feed me one of these like 3 months ago, I would have thrown up all over you.
Just one of these was plenty, and I enjoyed the second one for lunch the next day 🙂
Before I dive into talk about my workouts the past couple days, I think it’s necessary that you all witness just how dedicated Meghan is to working out her thumbs and her social media lobes (<—I’m a doctor so I know that’s a real thing). And how dedicated is she? So dedicated that she strengthens these muscles while she exercises! Two-in-one workout, anyone???
She hates me in that picture ^^^^. Well, she always hates me, but she’s just a little more transparent with her feelings here. SO, she’s really good at Instagram. But of course you already knew that. Check out her last post for some super charming pictures from our Body Works class last night 🙂 Super charming aka I look like an idiot.
Anyway, this class kicked my ass. The one from last week, eh not so much, but this one, whew! We were both d-r-i-p-p-i-n-g. Also – when I was explaining this very experience to my boyfriend last night, I thought it would be cute to tell him in the most dyslexic way ever by saying “we were swipping dreat.” Yep. And swip dreat is what we did. That’s just how intense it was!…I don’t have any friends. You’re not surprised.
After this class, I went back to the gym with my man to get in a legs workout. Not my best. I think I was kinda pooped from the class earlier.
I’m hoping I can go up in weight soon. I’m not trying to push it though. I really want to focus on my form, and make it perfect before I move up. Quality over quantity. I’m not trying to get injured either, because, well, I’m not really a doctor.
This morning I got up, dragged my butt to the gym and completed this little puppy, courtesy of my better half and the other fitnesscrEATure, Meghan.
When I say “little puppy” it makes it sound like a sweet, fun workout. So please don’t get it confused when I tell you that IT SUCKED – in the best possible way, of course 🙂 It had me swipping dreat, yet again.
I feel like Meghan lately with all this working out I’m doing.
It’s almost Friday!!!!! I’m doing a dance. I actually just did one in my chair so I wouldn’t be lying to you.
Does anyone else work out this much? These last couple weeks is the most I’ve ever worked out – 2-a-days, what is that crap??
Is anyone else accidentally dyslexic like yours truly?
Does anyone loathe goat cheese the way Meghan does? I love it, but Meghan absolutely hates it, and girlfriend is the epitome of a cheese lover.