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Skinny Bell Pepper Nacho Boats

Bell Pepper Nacho Boats!! YUMMMMMMMM!! Enjoy!

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Ingredients
1 pound lean ground turkey
1 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
3/4 cup salsa, no sugar added
1 cup grated cheddar cheese, reduced-fat
3 bell peppers

Directions
Remove seeds, core, and membrane from bell peppers then slice each one into 6 vertical pieces where they dip down. Set sliced bell peppers aside.
Cook ground turkey over medium-high heat, breaking up as it cooks. Cook until the turkey loses it’s pink color and is cooked through. Drain off any fat.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Combine cooked turkey with spices and salsa. Evenly distribute mixture into the bell pepper boats, top with cheese. Bake on a parchment lined baking sheet for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and peppers are hot.

NOTE: If you prefer much softer bell peppers, add a few tablespoons water to the bottom of a large casserole dish, add filled nachos, cover tightly with foil and bake 15 minutes.

Remove from the oven and add additional toppings, If desired.

Optional ingredients: sliced Jalepeno peppers, diced avocado, fat-free Greek yogurt or sour cream, or sliced green onions.

Makes 18 Nacho Boats

Source: Skinny Ms

Low Carb Breakfast Hack!!! Check out this delicious low carb breakfast option that will keep you full for hours!!

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INGREDIENTS:
1 medium Avocado
2 eggs
1 piece of cooked bacon, crumbled
1 TB of low-fat cheese
pinch of salt

INSTRUCTIONS:
Preheat oven to 425.
Begin by cutting the avocado in half and removing the pit.
With a spoon, scoop out some of the avocado so it’s a tad bigger than your egg and yolk. Place in a muffin pan to keep the avocado stable while cooking.
Crack your egg and add it to the inside of your avocado. Sprinkle a little cheese on top with a pinch of salt. Top with cooked bacon.
Cook for 14-16 minutes. Serve warm.

YumSource: Lil’ Luna

Pumpkin Season is here!!! YES!!! Who else is excited?! I’m all about the pumpkin.

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INGREDIENTS:

*1/4 cup ground flax seed, *2 tablespoons chia seeds, *1/2 tbsp of ground cinnamon, *3 large eggs, *2 teaspoons vanilla, *1/4 cup of light almond milk, *1/4 cup Stevia in the raw, *2 servings whey protein powder, *1 teaspoon baking soda, & *1 teaspoon baking powder, 1 can (15 oz) pumpkin.

INSTRUCTIONS:
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
-Add all the ingredients to a mixing bowl and combine well.
-Grease a baking sheet and drop(3 tablespoons) a spoonful of pumpkin onto the pan. Spread it out into a cookie form.
-Bake the cookies 10-12 minutes.
-Store the cookies in the refrigerator. I like to eat them cold.

YumSource: Simply Taralynn

 

All Calories Are Not Created Equal

Soo here’s the deal. Both foods are calorically equal. Is either bad for you?! Nope… but all calories aren’t created equal.

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When it comes to weight loss you CANNOT lose weight without a caloric deficit. So whether you fill your diet with cookies or avocado, if you’re consuming more calories than you are burning you unfortunately won’t lose weight.

So why pick the avocado?🥑
Besides being much more nutritious than cookies, you will be ten times more satisfied and be taking in way more nutrients and health benefits. So while yes, calories are equal, think about what would be more satisfying 3 hours later.

Nutrition info based on 3oz of avocado vs 2 chips ahoy soft cookies.

Which would you pick?!

How cute are these?! Healthier pizza for the win!

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Makes 1 serving

Ingredients

1 large green bell pepper
1/4 cup pizza or spaghetti sauce
1/4 cup grated cheese
a pinch of red pepper flakes
a pinch of basil or parsley
as many toppings as you can fit!

Pre-heat your oven or toaster oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Slice off each of the four sides of your pepper and lay flat on a baking sheet.
Top with sauce, then cheese, followed by any and every veggie in your crisper! I added broccoli and tomatoes to mine.
Bake for 10 minutes, flipping your oven to broil towards the end to make the cheese nice and bubbly.
Add a pinch of red pepper flakes and basil/parsley if desired and dig in!

Source: Peas and Crayons