Riley's winning recipes

  • Article by: BY KIM ODE , Star Tribune
  • Updated: August 8, 2012 - 3:42 PM

Stuffed Red Peppers and Banana & Oat Stacks came out on top.

Riley Sorensen's winning Healthy Lunchtime Challenge recipe for stuffed red peppers.

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Stuffed Red Pepper

Serves 1.


• 1 medium-size red bell pepper

• 1 green onion, chopped

• 1 garlic clove, minced

• 1 c. fresh spinach

• 1/2 c. tomato sauce

• 1 chicken breast, grilled or broiled then diced into medium cubes

• 2 tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese, divided

• 1/2 c. cooked brown rice (we use easy steam-in-bag rice)


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut off top of red pepper and hollow out the inside.  Cook red pepper for 5 minutes in boiling salt water until it’s a little bit soft.  Drain and set aside to dry.

At the same time, in small pan, cook the green onion, garlic, spinach and tomato sauce for about 5 minutes until it’s cooked down. Add the cooked chicken chunks and mix until well heated. Stuff red pepper half full with chicken/spinach mixture.  Add half of shredded Parmesan.  Stuff with the remaining mixture and top with remaining Parmesan. Bake for 18 minutes or until red pepper skin is soft. Meanwhile, prepare brown rice and put the red pepper on top of the rice in a dish to serve.


Banana and Oat Stacks

Serves 1.

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