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Stuffed Poblano Peppers with Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice
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Transitioning into Fall with Stuffed Poblano Peppers
One of my favorite things in our summer garden this year was our small chili pepper crop. I was especially excited about our poblano plant this year because last year we had a grand total of one poblano grow and subsequently get eaten by a garden pest before the plant went completely dormant for the season. This year, I’ve enjoyed being able to walk right into my back yard to gather a variety of chili peppers for meals, using them to elevate the flavor and heat of everything from frittatas to quesadillas and tacos.
Now that it’s officially fall, I’m enjoying using poblanos as the star attraction in these seriously tasty Stuffed Poblano Peppers with Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice. Stuffed with plenty of beefy and cheesy goodness, this dish is the best of summer translated into a warm and comforting fall dish that will carry you into the cooler months.
How spicy are poblano peppers?
Overall, poblanos are generally considered to be a mild chili pepper, though their heat can vary substantially from pepper to pepper – even on the same plant. I’ve had poblanos that are super mild and others that I’ve been grateful to eat with a healthy dollop of sour cream to tone down the heat. Capsaicin, a naturally occurring compound found in the highest concentrations in the ribs and pith of the pepper (the white part), is responsible for a pepper’s heat. By removing the ribs and pith along with the seeds in these Stuffed Poblano Peppers, you can often lessen the heat of the pepper quite a bit.
Taming the heat with a little citric acid
If you’ve been following the blog since the beginning, you’ll know that even though my heat tolerance is not high, I am a big fan of chili peppers. In fact, the first recipe to grace this blog is for another stuffed pepper favorite: Jalapeno Poppers with Sausage and Cream Cheese. Alternatively, this recipe for Stuffed Poblano Peppers is chock full of ground beef in a well-seasoned tomato sauce base and loaded with green onions and cheddar cheese. To compliment the spice, I’ve paired them with a refreshing and citrusy Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice that helps tempter the heat a bit with natural citric acid. Additionally, I love to top these with a little lactose-free sour cream!
Overall, I would certainly consider this dish to be spicy, but I personally do not find it to be melt-your-face-off hot.
A note for special diets
These Stuffed Poblano Peppers with Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice are grain-free, gluten-free, low-carb and friendly for Keto diets with a net carb count of 6g per serving. For SIBO diets, I like to use a sharp cheddar cheese specifically because it is generally considered low-lactose (less than .5g/serving) and love to top these with a lactose-free sour cream. If lactose is not an issue for you, you can easily use a traditional sour cream instead.
For the Stuffed Poblano Peppers:
Prep your poblanos by halving them lengthwise, then removing the ribs, pith, and seeds (the white part). Place the poblanos in an oven safe baking dish, lined with baking paper, and reserve to the side.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 C).
In a large saute pan over medium-high heat, brown the ground beef until cooked through.
We love stuffed peppers and your poblano with beef looks especially good. That melting cheese on top is making my mouth water. So very good!! Will have to look for some poblano peppers at the grocery store.
Everything about this dish sounds just right. Those stuffed peppers looks killer. These low carb meals are my absolute fav type of meal that I wont mind eating all day. Love that you served stuffed peppers with flavor packed cilantro lime cauliflower rice
I love stuffed peppers made with poblanos. The little bit of extra heat is what I like, compared to bell peppers, but you’re right – it’s not too hot! These look delicious and I love that you served them with cauliflower rice.
Stuffed peppers are always exploding with flavor and add an amazing contrast to whatever I bake in them. Your take on them looks amazing. Especially with the addition of tangy lime. Thanks for sharing.
Stuffed peppers and rice is such a classic comfort food comfort and I grew up with my granny’s version! Delicious – but I these days I would definitely opt for your healthy twist with cauliflower rice on the side. Delish!
Poblano peppers are my fav type of peppers and serving stuffed peppers with rice is best meal ever, I love my rice everyday. But cauliflower rice is better for my waistline. The stuffing is so hearty and comforting. Absolutely delicious!
i am a huge huge fan of poblano peppers. i put them in everything i can and also love to sue them in sauces. this is such a great recipe! I make ones that are stuffed with rice and beans – poblano peppers are just the best!
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The Best Healthy Fast Food Options
Fast-food stores are plentiful and fast food has the reputation of being unhealthy, while an increasing number of large chains are adding more nutritious options to their menus.
Sockets that allow more customization of orders tend to have lower calorie or more feeder selections. However, there are currently healthy options on the menu of the largest fast-food chains.
In this article, we'll look at the overall calorie, fat and saturated fat content to find some of the healthiest options that seven big fast-food chains have to offer.
Note, however, that calories and fat are only two aspects of how healthy a meal is fed. If a person eats only fast food, it is not possible to get the necessary nutrients such as vitamins and fiber.
Sandwich with cheese and vegetables
One person can customize Subway sandwiches to choose healthy fillings.
Metro specialize in deli style sandwiches or "sub". As a person can customize every "sub", Subway can be one of the healthiest healthy fast-food chains.
Some of the best sandwich options are on the Subway's Fresh Fit menu. The 6-inch Turkey Breast sandwich with nine wheat bread contains 250 calories and 3 grams of fat, including 0.5 g of saturated fat.
A healthy vegetarian option, Veggie Delite in nine wheat bread. This "bottom" contains only 2 g calories, does not contain 2 g total fat and saturated fat. It also has one of the lowest sodium levels (salt) compared to other sandwiches.
Subway also offers salads that can be a low-calorie alternative to a sandwich. All salads include lettuce, tomatoes, spinach, onions, cucumbers, green peppers and olives.
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2. Taco Bell
Taco Bell is another great fast-food chain with a variety of healthy options. The ability to personalize each order allows people to choose more vegetable-like nutrients.
According to Taco Bell's website, three-quarters of its menus are under 500 calories. Some of the lowest calorie options are the Fresco menu, which uses regular sauce and cheese instead of vegetable based salsa.
One of the healthiest options is Chicken Soft Taco. Each taco contains about 170 calories, 8 g fat, containing only 3 g of saturated fat.
Bean Burrito is a vegetarian option containing 11 g fat, 380 calories, including 4 g of saturated fat.
Vegetarian options are lower in fat than meat options.
Chipotle is a Mexican-style chain that specializes in tacos and burritos. Similar to Subway and Taco Bell, Chipotle allows people to customize their meals to include healthy choices.
Healthy options are burritos or white rice instead of white rice. In a chicken bowl bowl containing fresh tomato salsa and brown rice, there are 415 calories, 13 g fat and 4 g saturated fat.
For a lower calorie, vegetarian option, people can choose a plate of bean curd, brown rice and a sofritas patty with lettuce. It contains 365 calories, 10 g fat and 1.5 g saturated fat. Adding sauce will increase the number of calories.
McDonald's had the reputation of being unhealthy, but they recently reaffirmed themselves to offer a variety of fresh and nutritious ingredients. Some of these changes may be cosmetics, while McDonald's has better options.
Fillet-O-Fish contains 390 calories and 4 g of saturated fat from 19 g of total fat. Bacon Ranch Grilled Chicken Salad contains only 320 calories and 6 g of saturated fat from a total of 14 g.
5. Burger King
Burger King is one of the largest burger chains in the United States, but has a limited number of healthy options. But some choices are a little healthier than others.
It contains a normal, simple hamburger, 10 g total fat, 3.5 g saturated fat, and 240 calories. Grilled Chicken Sandwich contains 470 calories, 3.5 g saturated fat and 19 g fat.
BK Veggie Burger can be a healthier option among these examples. Contains 2,5 g of saturated fat, 390 calories and 17 g of fat.
Baked potato with knife, sour cream and cheese filling on plate
Baked potatoes can be a healthy fast-food option.
Wendy is another common fast-food chain that allows people to personalize their orders to make their choices healthier.
The menu of the chain is not abundant in healthy options, but some meals are able to customize to lower the calorie content.
Salads are also available, and if a person chooses some of the half-size salad choices, they can stay below 500 calories.
With a few vegetarian options at Wendy's, Sour Cream and Chive Baked Potatoes