Makes 4 cups
1 onion, finely diced
2 cloves garlic, crushed
400g lean mince eg. premium or extra trim
1 large tomato, diced
1 tablespoon no added salt tomato paste
Freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
4 small-medium capsicums, or 2 large capsicums
1 cup no added salt tomato pasta sauce
Preheat oven to 200°C. Cut tops from small-medium capsicums or halve large capsicums lengthways. Scrape out seeds and pith. (If you have used small-medium capsicums, set aside the tops and dice.) Heat a frying pan that has been sprayed with oil. Add onions and garlic (and diced capsicum if reserved) and cook gently until softened. Add the mince and stir well, breaking up lumps, until browned. Stir in tomato, tomato paste, ½ cup tomato pasta sauce, pepper and parsley. Simmer for another minute or two until the liquid has reduced. Fill each capsicum with some of the meat mixture and stand in a baking dish that has been sprayed with oil. Add a dollop of the remaining pasta sauce to the capsicums before baking. Cover dish with a lid or foil and cook in the oven for about 40 minutes.
Nutrition information (per cup): kilojoules 1050, calories 251, protein 25g, fat 9g, saturated fat 3g, carbohydrate 14.5g, fibre 5.5g.
This is just one of the protein packed, family friendly recipes you will find in Your Complete Guide to Nutrition for Weight Loss Surgery.
Before you go, please grab one of our FREE Weight Loss Surgery Toolkits.
If you are new to weight loss surgery our Getting Started Toolkit is for you. Simply click here to sign up for your copy.
If you had weight loss surgery some time ago, or need help to get back on track, our Reboot toolkit may be just the thing. Click here and we will be sure to get a copy on the way to you.
FEATURED BLOG POSTS
We have combined fifty of our favourite weight loss surgery friendly recipes, with a focus on fresh food fast.
Cut the confusion and stop the supermarket stress with our Weight Loss Surgery Shopping Companion.
Portion sizes following weight loss surgery – internal cues or external rules? What is best for me?
6 thin wonton wrappers (I used Shanghai wonton skins) 6 eggs 30g Parmesan cheese, grated 1 rasher of bacon, diced 3 cherry tomatoes, sliced Cracked black pepper Pre heat oven to 180°C. Place wonton wrappers in silicone muffin trays or regular muffin trays lined with...
The perfect, prepare ahead side dish that is oh so good! I use these super sweet tomatoes as a delicious addition to salads, as a cracker topper with ricotta or cottage cheese or even stirred through some pasta. You don’t need to stress about exact cooking times or...
Makes 8 fritters 125g can corn kernels, drained 125g can chickpeas, drained and ‘smashed’ 1 small zucchini, grated ½ cup baby spinach, chopped 80g feta, crumbled 2-3 sprigs of dill, chopped finely 1 egg 1/3 cup besan (chickpea flour) Combine ingredients together. Add...