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5 Healthy Pepper Snacks with 3 Ingredients or Less

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Love peppers? Here are a few healthy must-try recipes for pepper snacks to add to your homemade snack idea collection.
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How are you? Hungry? In celebrating the wonderful, magically-delicious vegetable that is the red pepper, here are some simple “non-recipes” to add to your snack rotation that only require three ingredients or less.

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1. Spinach and Egg Stuffed Baked Peppers

LightWorkers pepper snacks Spinach and Egg Stuffed Baked Peppers

Photo by Taylor Kiser/Foodfaithfitness.com

Ingredients:

  • half a red pepper
  • spinach
  • 1 Egg
  • salt/pepper

Directions:

  1. Scrape out the seeds of the pepper half and cut off the top part of the stem (avoid cutting a large chunk out of the pepper so the eggs don’t run out!)
  2. Stuff some spinach inside the boom of the pepper and carefully crack an egg in the center. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and bake 350° degrees F for 20-30 minutes, until your egg is fully cooked.

2. Pepper Nachos

LightWorkers pepper snacks Pepper Nachos.

Photo by Taylor Kiser/Foodfaithfitness.com

Ingredients:

  • pepper
  • cheddar Cheese
  • salsa

Directions:

  1. Deseed your pepper and cut it into large chunks.
  2. Place them in a single layer on a large plate and sprinkle with grated cheddar cheese.
  3. Microwave until the cheese is melted and then dip in salsa.

These are also great baked!

3. Pepper and Hummus Turkey Roll-ups

LightWorkers pepper snacks Pepper and Hummus Turkey Roll-ups.

Photo by Taylor Kiser/Foodfaithfitness.com

Ingredients:

  • organic turkey deli meat
  • hummus of choice
  • sliced red pepper

Directions:

  1. Place two pieces of lunch meat on top of each other (if your meat is really thick, you can probably use one slice) and then spread with hummus.
  2. Spread a line of sliced red pepper down the center of the meat and roll up.

4. Grown Up Ants On a Log

LightWorkers pepper snacks Grown Up Ants On a Log.

Photo by Taylor Kiser/Foodfaithfitness.com

Ingredients:

  • thick slices of red pepper
  • hummus of choice
  • sun-dried tomatoes

Directions:

  • Spread slices of red pepper with hummus.
  • Top with a few sun-dried tomatoes.

So simple!

5. Savory Cottage Cheese Stuffed Pepper

LightWorkers pepper snacks Savory Cottage Cheese Stuffed Pepper.

Photo by Taylor Kiser/Foodfaithfitness.com

Ingredients:

  • half a red pepper
  • low-fat cottage cheese
  • seasoning salt

Directions:

  1. Place the (cleaned!) red pepper half in a medium bowl and cover it with a lid.
  2. Microwave for 1-2 minutes until fork tender. (You could also lightly steam it in the oven, if you prefer.)
  3. In a small bowl, mix some cottage cheese (about half a cup or so) with seasoning salt to taste.
  4. Simply stuff the cheese into the steamed pepper and munch. The pepper can also be left raw.

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