Something Different for Variety in Your Diet: Try Stuffed Peppers

Simple, sunny, stunning recipes

red and orange peppers

It is so easy to fall into the same patterns, buy the same things at the supermarket and cook similar meals each week, with only a tiny change here and there. Even if you find yourself getting utterly bored with what you are eating, finding new recipes is all too often a hassle and coming out of your ordinary routine takes initially always more time.  Join me this summer is trying out simple, sunny, stunning recipes that are also healthy options. Try something different for variety in your diet.

The recipe below can be a lovely summer main meal or eaten alongside BBQ meat or fish.

summer peppers

 

Stuffed peppers

Ingredients:
4 red, orange or yellow peppers, halved lengthways, deseeded and retaining stalk
1 red onion, peeled and diced
300g feta cheese, crumbled/cubed into 5mm-1cm pieces
150g cherry tomatoes, quartered
25g capers, drained and chopped (optional)
75g fresh, white breadcrumbs
3 tbsp of chopped mint
40ml olive oil
Salt and ground black pepper
Pinch of sugar

In a large bowl mix together the feta, onions, tomatoes, capers (if using) and mint and season with salt and pepper and a pinch of sugar. Divide this mixture between the pepper halves. Top this with the breadcrumbs and drizzle with olive oil.

Place in a pre-heated oven and bake for 45-55min or until the peppers are soft and the topping is crunchy and golden.

feta stuffing

oven ready peppers

Enjoy!

 

Eat Well and With Variety: Try Delicious and Healthy Mangos

Never mind calorie counting and reducing your intake of certain foods, it is very important to eat well and with variety. That way you stay inspired about eating a healthy and balanced diet, instead of staring into your fridge wondering what you can throw together next! I know that most people have busy lives and little time to cook and prepare meals for hours, so I always try and suggest recipes that are easy to put together, whilst tasting delicious at the same time. It is possible! Try delicious and healthy mangos for instance….

Try delicious and healthy mangos

They taste so good, it is easy to forget that they offer a variety of health benefits. Mangos are full of vitamin A and C and its antioxidant compounds are suggested to help prevent certain types of cancers. The fiber in mangos, as well as the enzymes that help break down protein make it a great fruit to aid digestion. Internally and externally mangos are great for your skin with suggested age defying properties. They help lower cholesterol and with a relatively low glycemic index, mangos keep your blood sugar balanced and is said to aid diabetes.
You can buy the ripe and ready to eat version in the shop or have the mangos ripen at home so you can use it in your cooking later that week. Here are two ideas to get you started…

Breakfast idea using mango

If you want a quick and easy breakfast idea that helps you eat well and with variety then add mango to organic bio-live yogurt and sprinkle over some seeds and nuts. An absolutely great start to any day!

Eat well and with variety

Dinner tip using mango

If you just fancy something different, try making a mango salsa. Mix together the flesh of a ripe mango with 2 chopped spring onions, 1 tbsp of chopped mint and 1 tbsp of chopped coriander, 1/4 of a red chilli (finely chopped), 50g of crushed salted peanuts, 1 tbsp of lime juice and 1 tbsp of caster sugar.
This goes perfectly with pan-fried chicken and will be ready in no time at all.

 









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