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Eggcellent Stuffed Chocolate Peppers

Chocolate Pepper?

by SaraSolomon - April 19th, 2015
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When I saw chocolate peppers in the grocery store, I became very excited. I had never seen a chocolate pepper before! At first I wondered, do they taste like chocolate? Or are they merely named after their chocolate brown colouring? I google searched them, and this is what I uncovered:

  • They are bell peppers that ripen from green to brown if left to mature for 85 days

  • As they change colour, the sweetness increases.

  • The don't taste like chocolate (boooo!). They are much sweeter than green peppers, but not as sweet as red peppers.

I also decided to buy a dark purple pepper (because I have never tried this either)!

  • I was shocked when I cut into the purple pepper, and uncovered green flesh!

  • A pigment called anthocyanin produces the dark purple color. It also contains antioxidant properties.

  • It has a sweet green flavour and a crisp texture. It's not as sweet as a red pepper.

  • And we all know that Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.

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Nutritional Facts


Serving Size: 1 Serving

  • Calories: 218

  • Protein: 32.2 grams

  • Carbs: 16 grams

  • Fat: 2.2 grams

Cooking Instructions


Ingredients:

  • Bell Pepper (any colour will do)

  • 1 cup spinach (I buy mine pre-washed & cut to save time)

  • 1 cup of egg whites

  • 4 sliced cherry tomatoes

  • 1/2 cup mushrooms

  • 1/4 cup Daiya Vegan Cheese Mozzarella Style Shreds

  • Seasoning

Directions:

  1. Cut the lid (top) off of a pepper (any colour will do). Chop up the lid and use it later for the egg white scramble. Remove and discard the seed core from the inside.

  2. Place the extra saved pepper pieces, spinach, egg whites, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms and cheese into a non-stick skillet (or use non-stick cooking spray, such as PAM).

  3. Season with Black Pepper and Salt-Free Seasoning (eg. Mrs. Dash).

  4. Place the egg mixture into the pepper bowl.

  5. Enjoy!

NOTE:

  • Daiya Vegan Cheese, which is free of dairy (casein, whey and lactose), soy, gluten, eggs, rice, peanuts and tree nuts (except coconut oil).  It is also cholesterol & trans-fat free and contains no preservatives.  You can find it in the cheese section of your grocery store.

  • I use vegan cheese because dairy gives me dairyarrhea.


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