FACT: Bell peppers are a rich source of vitamin C and vitamin A. 1 cup raw has 196% of the

daily value of vitamin C and 58% of the daily value for vitamin A.

 

 

 

 

 


Red and Green Bell Pepper Bites:
Serves 8; 3 pieces per serving


Ingredients:

-1 medium green bell pepper

-1 medium red bell pepper

-1/4 cup sliced almonds

-4 ounces fat-free or reduced-fat cream cheese, softened

-1 teaspoon no-salt lemon pepper seasoning blend

-1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice


Directions:

1. after discarding the stems, ribs, and seeds, cut each half into six pieces. arrange the

pieces with the skin side down on a decorative serving platter.


2. dry-roast the almonds in a medium skillet over medium heat for 3-4 mintues or until

golden brown, stirring occasionally. transfer 1 tbsp of the almonds to a small plate and

reserve for garnishing.


3. process the remaining almonds in a food processor or blender for 15-20 seconds, or until

finely ground.


4. in a medium mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, lemon pepper seasoning and lemon juice

with an electric mixer for 1-2 minutes or until creamy. add the ground almonds and beat for

10 seconds, or until combined.


5. spoon the mixture into a piping bag fitted with a wide star or round trip. or snip the

corner off a resealable plastic bag and squeeze in the almond mixture. pipe about 1

teaspoon of the mixture onto each bell pepper piece. garnish with the reserved almonds.


Nutrition: (per serving)

39 calories

1.5 g total fat

0 g sat fat

3 mg cholesterol

71 mg sodium

3 g carb

1 g fiber

2 g sugar

3 g protein


From the American Heart Association at www.heart.org