Eat healthier this Halloween with this recipe.

With all the sugar your kids will consume this Halloween, it’s important that you balance it out with a healthy meal.  But how can you entice your kids to eat better this Halloween?  Try serving up this fun dinner recipe to impress your little trick-or-treaters.

Jack-o’-Lantern Stuffed Peppers

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 large clove garlic minced
  • 1-pound lean ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1½ cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 (8 ounce) can no-salt-added tomato sauce, divided
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 4 large orange bell peppers

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened and beginning to brown, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add beef, salt, and pepper; cook, crumbling with a wooden spoon, just until it loses its pink color, about 5 minutes more. Remove from heat and stir in rice, ¾ cup tomato sauce, and parsley.
  4. Meanwhile, cut out stem ends of bell peppers and set aside; scoop out seeds. With a sharp paring knife, cut out a jack-o’-lantern face on one side of each pepper.
  5. Place the peppers and tops, cut-side down, in a microwave-safe pie pan. Add ¼ cup water. Microwave on High until tender but firm, 4 to 6 minutes. Empty the water from the dish and turn the peppers cut-side up.
  6. Stuff the peppers with the beef mixture. Spoon the remaining ¼ cup tomato sauce over the peppers.
  7. Bake until the mixture is heated through, 20 to 25 minutes. Place the steamed tops back on top of the peppers.

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