Need a meatless meal that everyone in your family will love, even the meat lovers? Cheesy Quinoa Wonder Peppers are delicious, healthy and easy!
[Photos and recipe updated 4/16]
Have you guys heard of the wonder weeks? I had not heard of them until they were actually happening! And trust me, you will know when they are happening. Apparently wonder weeks, are mental developmental leaps babies experience in their first 20 months of life. These mental leaps mean their brains perceive things they were incapable of perceiving before. How exciting is that!? Some new things we have noticed in little Poppy seed are:
- Movements are smoother and less jerky
- She is more coordinated and much more aware
- She watches us, recognizes me and responds to books
This wonder week, week 12 was definitely very evident. Our normally well-behaved baby, was extra extra fussy. I’m talking hours of fussiness. The fussiness hit the hardest 3 days ago when she fussed and cried for 6 hours on and off. Long long day. The kind of day when no matter what you try, nothing seems to work. Needless to say this was not a day to spend in the kitchen. Instead I opted for an easy wholesome meatless meal that I was able to prepare quickly while baby took a short nap: Cheesy quinoa “wonder” peppers.
Not only are these easy to make but they save beautifully and can be made ahead of time! Yay for lunch the next day! Plus these bad boys pack a lot of healthy protein from the quinoa which is one of the healthiest grains out there! For a full look at the many wonders and benefits of Quinoa, check out my friend Helen’s Well-Being Secrets’- Health Benefits of Quinoa article. Oh and the bell peppers of course are loaded with vitamin C and antioxidants.
I promise, these are so easy you will understand why they are called wonder(ful) peppers!