Friday, March 22, 2013

#RECIPEFRIDAY: Turkey Stuffed Peppers!

Good morning everyone and...

Happy #RECIPEFRIDAY to you!


I have special guest who will be sharing a very special recipe with you all!

Who exactly?


My Florida Fitness Aylmer Teammate...

Karine Lamarche! (You can read more about her here!)


As she is also preparing for her upcoming competitions (yes, that is plural) coming up in June and July...

I thought what better way to get a peek into what other competitors are eating than to have a competitor share what they've been making and FUelling up with too! (I'll have a few other Teammates  that will be sharing some of their recipes so, be on the look out for that within the coming weeks!)

I should mention...

I approached Karine...


Knowing she cooks up some pretty creative dishes herself (and you know I'm all about the creativeness) so...

I wanted a taste at what she's been up to in the kitchen! (Ummmm ya!)

Having said that....

Here is Karine's signature recipe for her Protein Packed Stuffed Peppers! (Competition prep approved!)

Turkey Stuffed Peppers

by Karine Lamarche
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes

  • 1 Red Pepper ( or color of choice) I prefer red :)
  • 1lb Extra Lean Ground Turkey
  • 1 Onion, chopped finely
  • 1/2 cup of Mushrooms (chopped finely)
  • 1 to 1 1/2 Tbsp of no sugar added tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp of Chili Powder ( you can also use low sodium taco seasoning)
  • Chili flakes to your liking (optional but i like a bit of heat)
  • Grated Allegro Cheese (optional)
  • Pre heat oven to 350F

The Meat
  1. In a saucepan, heat up oil, and sauté garlic, onions and mushrooms until fragrant.
  2. Add ground turkey and cook until its no longer pink
  3. Add water and chili powder, chili flakes and mix well
  4. Add Tomato paste and mix again
  5. Cook for another few minutes and remove from heat and out aside.

The Pepper
  1. Cut you pepper in half or cut the top off (I find cutting it in half works better) and remove all seeds.
  2. In an over safe pan, place the pepper, fill it with the ground turkey mixture.
  3. Cover the pan with foil
  4. Put in oven for 25 minutes
  5. After 25 minutes in the over, remove the foil and sprinkle the allegro cheese on top of the peppers and put back in the oven for a minute or until the cheese has melted and then remove from over.
  6. Serve peppers over white basmati rice. Careful they will be extremely hot! Enjoy!

  • The recipe makes more than one serving, simply adjust if you want to make less :)
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Looks tasty don't it?! (Proof that competition eats don't have to be boring!)

Thanks Karine for sharing your recipe with us! (And,...continue rocking that prep of yours! WoOp WoOP!)

Karine's 2013 progress...
4 weeks in!

Okeee so in keeping with #RECIPEFRIDAY tradition...

Now it's your turn to share your recipe!

I can't wait to see what you've cooked up!

Alright, that's it for me today because...

I've got to get going! (I'm headed home from Montreal...woooopeee!)

I had a great meet up with my cousin last night :)

Oh and (I know, I know, I said that was it!)...

Just in case you missed yesterday's post on taking control and sticking with it (whether you're at home or away!)...

Here's the post:

Sticking With It: It's In Your Hands!

My workouts at the hotel gym this week have been FUreakin' awesome!
So happy with this gym :)

I hope you all have a great weekend!


Questions FU You...

How do you like stuffing your peppers?
Plans for the weekend?

Stay Tuned FU More On *CaNdY FiT*


  1. I just had stuffed peppers tonight for dinner. I stuffed them with brown rice couscous, tonnes of veggies and some sundried tomatoes.

    1. Ohh I love sundried tomatoes!!

  2. Mmm, we haven't made stuffed peppers in too long... that looks so good!

  3. Ill eat the turkey---will you eat the pepper? :-)

  4. Such a fun recipe. I never remember to stuff peppers, but I LOVE them!

    Happy Friday!

    1. Me neither! Last time I did that was back in September!

      Have a great weekend :)

  5. mmm i love stuffed peppers! always willing to try a new tasty recipe! :)

  6. I'm with Miz, I'm not a pepper gal, but love turkey! You gals inspire me!

    1. I'll eat the pepper for ya! I'm obsessed :)

  7. I cant wait to make these stuffed peppers, yum. I love using lauras lean ground beef or ground turkey!

  8. I loved stuffed peppers! Thanks for the recipe.

  9. I haven't made stuffed peppers in forever either! Those look delicious! Thank you for sharing!

    1. They do look scrumptious don't they?!

  10. These sound soooo good!

  11. You should do a "prep for competition" cookbook, it's not easy to create recipes given the limitations and yet every time you do, they look amzaballs and delicious!

    1. Thanks darling!!! xoxoxo

      I've been working with a template but it's been driving me bananas! I need to search harder for something I can work with!

  12. The turkey pepper recipe by Karine looks fantastic. Great progress in 4 weeks.

    It is nice to have great workout rooms at hotels for travel, glad that worked out for you.

    1. It does look good doesn't it Tim :)

      I'm happy it WORK(ed)OUT for me too! Get it?! hehe

  13. love stuffed peppers! and these look great, as usual! thanks for sharing.

  14. Thanks for featuring my recipe on your blog its an honor :) Karine xox

    1. Thank you for sharing it KL!!!! I see you soon! xo

  15. EXCELLENT guest recipe!! Have a great, fit, fabulous weekend! :)

  16. I make stuffed peppers all the time. Great easy meal that can be full of great nutrients and fabulous flavor!

  17. Delicious! It is nice to see- most competitors food I've seen is quite boring in comparison!

  18. I haven't made stuffed peppers in a long time. These sound great and even my husband would be able to eat them. Woohoi! Thanks for the share.

  19. Plans for the weekend are low key! cleaning, relaxing, working out!

  20. DELISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. I love stuffed peppers! I have done Mexican stuffed peppers a lot, but tomorrow I am trying out Philly Cheesesteak peppers. We shall see how this goes.

  22. I know it's not kosher for fitness comps, but I love my peppers with mozzarella and quinoa. Yup. I <3 turkey a the moment, so I'm all over this recipe! Thanks for sharing.


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