Making Recipes Suitable for You! (And here is one of my new favorites)

In my house I am notorious for taking a recipe and making it mine. I will add "this" or take out "that" to fit my taste or diet. I very rarely make a recipe the way it is written.

I mainly do this because I like experimenting with recipes, especially "comfort foods", to make them healthier yet still tasty.

I also tweak it with ingredients I have on hand.

Here is an example.

My husband and I love stuffed peppers, so this past weekend I got on my computer and started looking at recipes.

I found this one for Stuffed Peppers

But I didn't have all the ingredients on hand, such as the beef and I had already made a bunch of shredded chicken for the week, and I wanted to omit some of the cheese and add in some extra flavor with some garlic.

So that is exactly what I did!

I substituted in the chicken, I cut out 1/2 of the cheese recommended and added a whole lot of garlic. :)

Here is everything combined and cooking.

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After cooking the "stuffing" for about 20 min, I put it in half-peppers. Again, something else I changed in the recipe. Main reason is because my portion would only be 1/2, while my husband's would be 1 whole pepper, so he will just eat two. I also put about 1/2 cup of spaghetti sauce on the bottom of the dish.

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Lastly, here is everything cooked and ready to eat!

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I love tweaking recipes and making them perfect for us. I strongly urge you to do as well. Take recipes you normally wouldn't make because it's not on the "clean list" and make it suitable for your nutrition plan.