Power Food Recipe: Cheesy Buffalo Chicken and Veggie Stuffed Peppers

This week’s power food is green bell pepper! Aside from the more common green color, bell peppers also come in red, orange, yellow, white and purple. Just about every bell pepper starts out green, and through most of the growth process, it remains largely green. However, if left on the plant long enough, many varieties develop into various shades: black, purple, yellow, orange, and red. Many of the green peppers eaten are just unripe versions of colored ones.

Health Benefits Of Green Peppers 

Green bell peppers not only add flavor to your meal but plenty of nutrition, too! A single cup serving of green peppers has 2.5 grams of fiber, almost 120 milligrams of vitamin C, and natural antioxidants.The bell pepper tops the list of foods with the highest levels of Vitamin C. A large red pepper provides more than 300% of your daily requirement of the nutrient and has three times more Vitamin C than an orange. Both vitamin C and antioxidants help to protect your body and strengthen your immune system. Green peppers also contain zeaxanthin, which can help to keep your eyes healthy and prevent age-related eye disorders.

Green Bell Pepper Pizza

Put a healthy spin on a kid-friendly classic by using green bell peppers as your next party dish! This recipe from Peas and Crayons takes just 10 minutes to prep and 18 minutes to cook.

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