It’s always great when you can find something from the store that looks nutritious and delicious and you don’t have to go through the labor of putting everything together however the disadvantages you are going to be going off the ingredients that were prepared to make it and if you agree with those ingredients then you are two thumbs up!
Buying all of the ingredients yourself and putting a nutritious and delicious meal together such as these stuffed peppers gives you full control of how much and what you put in it.
I have done both store-bought and homemade but if I had a preference I would definitely do the homemade. Convenience definitely plays a factor in if someone is going to buy store-bought or homemade but you always have to factor in If you go to the store but route, that all the ingredients agree with you.
For example store-bought may Be made with ground beef instead of ground turkey. Also knowing how lean a pre made meal is compared to you choosing a lean meat. The herbs and spices that come on a store bought may not come with the spices and/or herbs you enjoy. You get my drift! It’s all in preference.
Here is a homemade Stuffed Pepper recipe you can try that is shared by Registered Dietitian, Kristina Jenny.
1 pound ground beef, cooked
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
15-½ ounce Tomato Sauce, divide in half.
1 bag frozen Multigrain Blend with Vegetables
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
Salt & Pepper to taste
5 peppers, cut at top and unseeded
Mix ingredients together and use a spoon to fill the peppers. Place peppers into a baking pan and cook at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
Each pepper: 259 calories, 13 grams fiber, 15 grams protein