Sometimes the nutritional value of a bell pepper can get overshadowed by that of the tomato. But bell peppers are just as nutritious as the tomato - they are high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatories, rich in Vitamin C containing more than twice the amount found in the typical orange, and Vitamin E.
Bell peppers are super high in Vitamin C - one medium pepper gives you 159% of your daily requirement. They're low in calories - 24 per pepper, fat - 0.2 grams per pepper, and have no cholesterol. They do have potassium, fiber, and protein in small amounts, but combined with a variety of other vegetables they can all add up to a highly nutritional dish. Bell peppers also have a good amount of Vitamin A - promotes strong eyes, vision, helps heart, lungs, and kidney function, Vitamin B6 - helps reduce heart disease by lowering levels of homocystein, an amino acid in the blood, Folate - supports nervous system health, and Vitamin E - helps stop the development of plaques in your arteries.
So make sure to include bell peppers in your daily diet to reap all their delicious benefits!
I had a chili very similar to this while Tom and I were on our Scotland Cycling trip. We stopped at the only pub in the middle of the Isle of Lewis and Harris, super hungry and cold, and the owners made me this amazing chili! If you're ever on the Isle of Lewis and Harris be sure to go to the Loch Erisort Inn! Until then, you can make this chili and dream of being on the beautiful island!
I'm going to say it - this is the best pizza I've ever had. It was super easy to make, so much better than frozen, and cheaper than delivery. It reminds me exactly of a BBQ chicken pizza, only its made with BBQ jackfruit, which is so much healthier. Chicken may be deemed the healthy meat, but its full of cholesterol and saturated fat, while jackfruit has 0 cholesterol, 0 saturated fat, 739 awesome mg of potassium, and is a super source of vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, electrolytes, fiber, and protein. So not only does this pizza taste good, its incredibly good for you!
I find that the simpler something is, the more I like it, and it can’t get any simpler with this soup. Incredibly easy and incredibly tasty!
Its Friday - you're tired from a long week, who wants to think about making dinner? If you think you can't eat healthy fast food I'm here to change your mind! Fast Food Friday recipes can be ready in under 30 minutes and they're super delicious and filling!
I love these collard wraps! They’re super delicious, crunchy, and filling and they are great for work day lunches because the collard greens are super sturdy and hold up to the liquids inside.
This soup is full of delicious veggies, sour lime juice, creamy coconut milk, crunchy bean sprouts and you can make it as spicy as you like it with thai chiles! It has a lot of ingredients, but its actually super easy to put together!
Ready for a great set-it-and-forget-it recipe? Try this awesome slow cooker goulash! Tomatoes, eggplant, bell peppers, and a little bit more. This simple supper makes a delicious meal!
I loooooooooove soup! Here are my top ten favorite vegan soups to make this winter and spring!
Ready for an immune system boost? This bowl is full of good things for you - protein packed quinoa, antioxidant full blueberries, crunchy almonds and carrots, super greens, and more! Its delicious in a bowl or wrapped up into a whole wheat tortilla! One bite and you’ll already feel like your immune system is in super power mode!
Korma is one of my FAVORITE things to get when I go out for Indian food. Its a little spicy, saucy, and so delicious. I've made a new version with a few substitutes that makes this a super tasty dinner on those cold winter nights!
Curried noodles and veggies? Yes please! Yet another Fast Food Friday recipe you can make in under 30 minutes! Healthy, delicious, and super satisfying, you'll be happy you skipped take out and made it yourself!
Tacos - delicious. Pasta salad - delicious. Put them together - deliciousness explosion! Yeah, I'm excited about this one. Spicy, tangy, crunchy, and crazy good!
Fast Food Fridays are back! These Kung Pao Veggies are super quick to put together and way healthier than take out! You’ll probably have this made in the amount of time you’d have takeout delivered to your house!
I've been into stuffing vegetables with more vegetables lately and I just can't stop! I love these tomatoes and they're PERFECT for summer. The filling is super easy to make and the tomatoes take just a little bit of care to scoop out, but then you just pop it in your oven for 45 minutes and out comes a delicious and filling meal!
This is one of my favorite super powered breakfasts! Sweet potatoes, tofu, bell peppers, tomatoes, and onions to power you up and get your day started with a load of antioxidants, calcium, potassium, and fiber!
Sautéed mushrooms, peppers, and onions on a bed of spinach and cashew cheese spread?! Just like a traditional philly this sammy is MESSY, but oh so delicious!
Its Friday - you're tired from a long week, who wants to think about making dinner? If you think you can't eat healthy fast food I'm here to change your mind! Today's recipe - Pad Thai - can be ready in under 20 minutes! (Seriously, in 20 minutes!)
I had a salad like this the night before my first marathon and it helped fuel me for those long 26.2 miles! This is also a great party salad, side salad, or lunch time salad!
Its time for some winter chili! The combination of garbanzo, black, and white beans makes this chili super filling and hearty for a cold winter evening. Throw it in your crockpot or make it on your stove for a satisfying dinner!
I LOVE these wraps! These are my go to wraps when I need something quick, filling, and delicious to eat. A few years ago I was moving in between apartments and didn't have a refrigerator for a week so I packed a cooler with the ingredients of these wraps and ate them every day!
Want the delicious crunch of a chimichanga without deep frying a burrito? Give these a go! I have red and green sauce recipes below as well - they're SUPER delicious and much healthier!
The combination of sweet and juicy peaches with creamy black beans, tangy lime juice, and crunchy peppers and onions makes this a delicious go to salad! Toss in some greens to bulk it up even more and enjoy!
This salad is perfect for those lingering hot days that pop up during the fall. Its a little tangy and a lot of refreshing! One bite and you’ll want to eat it all!
Want to convince your non-vegan friends that vegan food is just as good as non-vegan food? Make this recipe! Sweet and tangy barbecue lentils, mixed with onions, and quinoa, stuffed inside green bell peppers and baked with mashed potatoes. Always a crowd pleaser!
Get chopping! This salad is super quick to throw together and delicious with a little splash of red wine vinegar and lemon juice or any kind of vinegar based dressing you like! Light and refreshing, yet filling and hearty!
For being served hot, this soup is incredibly light and even refreshing, yet filling at the same time. Its full of a variety of veggies and quinoa, and topped off with some green onions and tortilla chips!
This salad is just as good hot as it is cold, which makes it PERFECT for leftovers! Its great as a full meal or a side dish and perfect for pot luck dinners! Its simple and easy to make with lots of vitamins and protein!
Grilling season is around the corner! These teriyaki tofu kebabs are super simple to put together and only require about 3 hours of marinating: read - 3 hours of your time spent doing other things! Pop them on a skewer with some veggies and your backyard BBQ will be in business!
This Burrito Bowl is what you need to try when you want to go plant based and you're not sure what to eat. Its super easy, full of protein, iron, and calcium, and its incredibly tasty. I usually eat this Burrito Bowl at least once a week!
I could easily live off of beans and rice. This is such a simple recipe (even with all its ingredients) and its incredibly filling and nutritious. You can make it as spicy or as mild as you like with additional hot sauce.