Friday, May 9, 2014

Even Mikey Likes It - PLUS - A Giveaway!

I have received a free subscription to eMeals in exchange for my honest review; all thoughts, as always, are 100% my own.  

We have been enjoying our eMeals subscription since January and I have to say - as a working mom, not wondering what is for dinner saves me so much time each day and knowing that I'm giving my family healthy, tasty meals is just icing on the cake.

In the interest of #bloggingwithintegrity, I will tell you that my family has not 100% loved each dinner I have made from our clean-eating plan, but there have been several that they have asked me to make again, and I thought I'd share one of them with you because not only was it super easy, but I had to amend the recipe slightly because I forgot to take the meat out of the freezer (yeah, cuz no one has ever done that before, ahem) and it still turned out delicious.


This recipe originally calls for you to cook the rice, meat, and vegetable mixture, then stuff the peppers and place in your slow cooker and cook for 6 hours.  BUT, as previously mentioned, I forgot to take the meat out of the freezer to thaw it the day before so I could have everything cooked and ready to put in the slow cooker that morning.  So when I got home from work, I cooked and assembled the peppers and placed them in the oven for about 30 minutes.  


I used my rice cooker to prepare 3/4 cup of brown rice while in my skillet I browned 1lb of ground round, and then instead of using pre-chopped onions and bell peppers I used what I already had at home and added it to the skillet along with a clove of minced garlic and a can of fire-roasted tomatoes and seasonings.  Once my rice was cooked I added it to the skillet to mix with the meat mixture and then stuffed my peppers and placed them in the oven.

I did all of this while Sam worked on her homework and Morgan occupied herself with a puzzle, so when Mr. Smith Summary got home I got to play the wonderful housewife role and had a healthy, clean-eating, delicious dinner waiting on him.

And to answer your question - yes, everyone LOVED this dish.  I had to hide one of the last peppers to save for my lunch the next day!

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