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Bodybuilding Stuffed Bell Pepper Recipe for Cutting Cycle

Chef Dan Catanio , On January 27, 2024

This is a great recipe for your cutting cycle. The low sodium will give you more vascularity and a shredded, chiseled look.

Bodybuilding Stuffed Bell Peppers for Cutting

Bodybuilding Meal Prep Stuffed Bell Pepper Recipe Description

This bodybuilding meal is great for a cutting cycle. While brown rice is used in the stuffing of the peppers, there is even more lean ground meat that is perfect for delivering a high protein meal or snack. The spices along with the tomato paste gives this roasted bell pepper recipe a taste that is anything but bland – and makes this a bodybuilding meal prep recipe you won’t want to miss. Say hello to flavor and nutritious calories for high performance.

Each stuffed bell pepper will contain about 212 calories comprised of 20g of protein, 15g of carbohydrates, and 8g of fat.

Bodybuilding Stuffed Bell Pepper Recipe Ingredients

Bodybuilding Stuffed Bell peppers Recipe Ingredients

Ingredients for bodybuilding stuffed peppers.

  • Brown Rice Cooked – 1 Cup

  • Tomato Paste 3Tbsp

  • Salt*, Pepper, Garlic, Oregano, Parsley 2tsp

*Kosher salt will make you retain water weight. The best bodybuilding diet plans for cutting are limit sodium close to competitions so you don’t retain water weight.

Kitchen Tools for this Bodybuilding Stuffed Bell Pepper Recipe

Tools Needed to Make this bodybuilding stuffed bell pepper Recipe

Kitchen tools you’ll need to make this bodybuilding recipe.

  • Mixing Bowl

  • Measuring Cups/Spoons

  • Cutting Board

  • Food-Safe Nitrile Gloves

  • Spatula

  • Baking Sheet

Bodybuilding Stuffed Bell Peppers Recipe Step-by-Step Cooking Directions

  1. This bodybuilding meal prep recipe calls for cooked brown rice, but you can substitute with wild rice or white jasmine rice per your preference. Now wash the bell peppers. On a clean cutting board, vertically slice each bell pepper with your chef’s knife. Then remove the stems, seeds, and interior membrane with your fingers. When the rice is done cooking, stir it to release steam, so that it can begin to cool.

    bell peppers sliced in half

    Slice the bell peppers in half and remove the stems, seeds, and membrane.

  2. Preheat your oven to 300º. In your mixing bowl, combine 16oz raw ground turkey, 1C semi-cooled cooked rice, 3Tbsp tomato paste, and 2tsp of kosher salt, black pepper, granulated garlic, dried oregano, and dried parsley. Put on your food-safe nitrile gloves on, and fully incorporate these filling ingredients by folding and mixing them into each other with your hands. You can also use a spoon to mix well.

    mixing the bell pepper stuffing

    Mix the stuffed bell pepper stuffing.

  3. Segment the filling into 4 equal portions, rolling each into a ball, then place it inside each bell pepper half to create the stuffed bell peppers. Then place the stuffed peppers on your baking sheet. Remove and dispose of the nitrile gloves, wash your hands, and clean any surfaces that came in contact with the raw meat. Bake the stuffed bell peppers for 20 minutes, check and turn, and then another 20 minutes. The stuffed peppers are fully cooked when the interior temperature reaches 165º.

    filled bell peppers going into the oven

    Place the turkey filling inside the bell pepper.

  4. With oven mitts, place the baking sheet on a trivet. Using your tongs, you may plate the stuffed bell peppers, and serve. To elevate this bodybuilding meal, you can heat ⅓C marinara sauce, and pour overtop. Should you require more carbs, this bodybuilder stuffed bell peppers dish goes well with garlic bread.

    bodybuilder stuffed bell peppers plated and garnished

    Serve and enjoy this stuffed bell pepper recipe.

Stuffed Bell Pepper Recipe Suggestions

This bodybuilding stuffed bell pepper recipe derives its inspiration from classic Italian flavors, and pairs well with various Italian dishes. Check out some bodybuilding meal prep ideas to get more variety in your bodybuilding diet. For maximal convenience, consider trying bodybuilding meals delivered to your doorstep.

Chef Dan Catanio

A Culinary Institute of America graduate from the 1990s, Chef Dan began his career as a saucier at the Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan under the Hilton Corporation. Over the years, he has held key positions such as Corporate Executive Chef Director at 5-star restaurants, country clubs, and Indian Casino Resorts.