Thursday, October 6, 2011

Sweet Peppers & Sweet Potatoes


I probably don't eat enough veggies. I really, really like protein and carbs, and most of my meals tend to rely more heavily on tofu, tempeh, seitan, fake meat, bread, pasta, and whole grains. I mean, I do add veggies wherever I can, but some days, I know I don't get the recommended daily allowance.

That's why I love meals like this one! Everything — grains, protein, fat, and veggies — are packed into these Ground "Turkey" Stuffed Peppers:

I found the recipe on the Yves website when I was looking for a use for some Yves Ground "Turkey" I'd bought on sale. The roasted peppers are stuffed with a mixture of the "turkey," brown rice, chopped mushrooms, tomato sauce, and Daiya Cheddar Shreds. Then there's even more Daiya on top. God, I could eat nothing but Daiya for the rest of my life and be happy (but then, of course, I wouldn't be getting enough veggies).

I served these with a side of Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Moroccan Spices from World Vegan Feast:

These were simple, yummy, and wholesome. They were spiced with cumin, coriander, and mustard seed. I didn't realize those were Moroccan spices, but now I know.

Sure, this meal had some processed ingredients, but who cares? I still got my veggies and whole grains in.

Do you have trouble getting enough of any food group?

11 comments:

KTBuns said...

That looks fantastic! Gotta love dinner drenched in Daiya. :) I don't get enough veggies some days, too - it's tricky when you're on the go.

Claire said...

Yum! I have no probs with veggies but I often skip the protein. I figure I'm not weak or sick so it can't be that much of a problem :P

Erinwiko said...

Sweet potatoes are my favourite food and yours look great! I haven't made these yet, but definitely need to before MoFo is over!

Anonymous said...

your peppers look awesome, i love daiya cheese too! Have you ever tried baked broccoli burgers from the tolerent vegan, they are awesome as well, here is the site

http://thetolerantvegan.com/2011/05/baked-broccoli-burgers/

jessy said...

those have gotta be the best stuffed peppers i've seen, Bianca! they look crazy good and i love how they're packed full of awesome! nice!

Shauna said...

I normally dont get enough protein. i eat carbs, fruits and veggies all day long but definitely not enough protein. my doc says shoot for 60g minimum, i'm lucky if i get 40g most days...

but i'm gonna go eat now, your posts always make me hungry!

Monique a.k.a. Mo said...

That looks so dang good!

awesomeveganrad said...

those look great! i feel like i don't eat enough greens. i really like them, but i don't buy or cook them often enough.

T said...

Yum, those sweet potatoes look amazing! And the stuffed peppers look very festive.

Erin said...

The stuffed peppers sound super tasty! And I pretty much can't eat sweet potatoes without cumin and coriander because it's my favorite flavor combo. Next time I'll try adding some dry mustard...

Anonymous said...

Don't buy Yves. Look at the packaging. If you're vegan, these products are made in a plant that processes eggs and other none vegan foods. I used to eat Yves but stopped after I'd seen this. Use tempeh instead. its the only true vegan and healthy alternative to meat. All the processed fake meats aren't safe or healthy. I love them, but I've practically eliminated them from my diet.