Curcumin, the bright yellow polyphenol compound found in turmeric, has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. Preliminary research suggests curcumin may promote weight loss, lower risk of heart disease, and improve blood sugar control. Use a red bell pepper for 8 times more beta-carotene and 1.5 times more vitamin C than green.

Jamie Vespa, MS, RD
This Story Originally Appeared On cookinglight.com

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Recipe Summary

active:
10 mins
total:
40 mins
Yield:
Serves 1 (serving size: 2 stuffed bell pepper halves)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350°F.

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  • Cut pepper in half lengthwise; discard seeds and membranes, leaving stem intact. Place pepper halves, cut sides up, in a small baking dish. Coat with cooking spray, and cover with foil. Bake at 350°F for 25 minutes.

  • Chop chicken, and place in a bowl. Stir in farro and olive oil. Divide mixture evenly into both bell pepper halves. Bake at 350°F, uncovered, for 6 to 7 minutes, until chicken mixture is heated through.

  • Sprinkle feta cheese, parsley, and lemon juice evenly over top.

Nutrition Facts

426 calories; fat 18g; saturated fat 5g; protein 35g; carbohydrates 37g; fiber 6g; sodium 476mg; sugars 7g.
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