Yesterday was day 4 on the P.I.N.K Method diet and I am feeling good. I ran 3.1 miles on the treadmill at the Gym, took the dog to the dog park, visited the orthodontist, cleaned a little, did homework with the kids, made dinner and took a long walk with some friends in the evening. I seriously have more energy than I have in the past but that is not to say that the past few days haven't been hard. The first day on the PINK diet, I was starving. Day two I dealt with massive cravings, Day three was a mild headache but yesterday I felt great and I am seeing results. I don't want to focus on my pounds lost because this is really a journey of health and I don't want others to compare themselves to my results and get discouraged if they aren't seeing the exact same numbers but I will say this diet is working for me.
Tonight's dinner was incredible. My husband loves stuffed bell peppers so I was determined to figure out how I could make them using the PINK method approved foods. I didn't want to have to make 2 different meals and double my work load. So here is my PINK version of southwest stuffed bell peppers also the version my husband ate and the variation of what my kids ate. Hey, I am all about only having to cook once to feed the family even though not all may like what we are having.
Southwest Stuffed Bell Peppers (PINK Version)
4 ounces ground turkey
1/4 cup diced onion
1/4 cup diced carrot
1/2 cup mushroom
1 cup cauliflower
1-2 bell peppers
1/3 cup Salsa
Mrs. Dash Southwest Chipotle seasoning
(I used a 20 ounce package of ground turkey and browned all of it. I then removed 4 ounces of ground turkey and assembled my filling while the rice for my hubby's was cooking.)
Saute onions, carrots, mushroom, cauliflower in a pot until it begins to soften.
Add in the 4 ounces of ground turkey and 1/3 cup of salsa and Mrs. Dash. Stir around until mixed up and stuff filling into peppers. Top each pepper with a little more salsa and bake at 375 for 20 to 30 minutes until the peppers have softened.
Hubby's Stuffed Bell Peppers
Remainder of ground turkey should be about 16 ounces
1 cup of rice cooked
1/2 cup onions
1/2 cup Fajita sauce
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
Salt and Pepper
Saute onion until soft, mix in ground turkey and rice. Add the fajita sauce and stir to combine. Add in cheese and stir again.
|Pink version peppers are the ones without cheese.|
So my kids won't eat the bell peppers but the stuffing used in my hubby's peppers is okay with them so I simply piled it into a flour tortilla for the kids and they had burritos, simple, easy and I didn't have to make a bunch of meals. I simply modified one to suit the entire family. That is my kind of meal and it was really tasty.