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Stuffed Pepper Vegetarian Meal Prep

These vegetarian meal prep boxes have enchilada-flavored quinoa stuffed bell peppers and an easy bean salad. Lunch this week is taken care of!

Meal prep containers with bean salad and stuffed peppers on an orange background

I’ve always liked the idea of meal prep, but it always seemed like such a labor-intensive way to spend a Sunday afternoon. But then I realized that I am, in fact, a food blogger who could probably figure out a solution if I put my mind to it.

So I’m very excited to kick off a spotlight week that doesn’t feature an ingredient, but rather a cooking method…meal prep! The next two weeks will be packed with so much delicious vegetarian meal prep and I kind of just want to publish it all today so you can taste it all now.

Because these recipes have been some of my favorites to make! Easy, full of flavor/variety, and something that’ll have you counting down the minutes until lunch time. So let’s get into it…stuffed pepper meal prep boxes!

Meal prep containers with bean salad and stuffed peppers on an orange background

Here’s what goes into this vegetarian meal prep

  • Enchilada Stuffed Peppers: Quinoa, beans, and corn lay the base for these deliciously cheesy enchilada stuffed peppers! Get the recipe here (30 minutes to make).
  • Famous Bean Salad: A tangy, quick-to-make bean salad that becomes even tastier after a few days. Get the recipe here (10 minutes to make).
  • The Extras: Avocado, plain Greek yogurt (or sour cream), and tortilla chips.
  • Meal Prep Containers: These are the containers I use (pictured in the photos).
Quinoa stuffed peppers on a baking sheet with melted cheese, sour cream, and avocado - Need a healthy vegetarian dinner outside of your usual routine? These Enchilada Quinoa Stuffed Peppers flavored with a quick homemade enchilada sauce and baked to bubbly, cheesy, perfection.

The Enchilada Stuffed Peppers will take the most prep work (but oh is it worth it). You’ll essentially cook some quinoa and combine it with beans, corn, cheese, and seasonings. Stuff it into peppers, top with enchilada sauce and more cheese, then bake! (The recipe will actually serve two halves per meal prep box, but I’ve just included one in the pictures so you can see all the components of the meal clearly!)

Our side dish, Mama’s Famous Bean Salad, whips together quickly while the peppers are baking. It has a spiced vinegar dressing that you’ll drizzle over the beans, corn, and peppers. Devour it with tortilla chips or spooned over the peppers (or just eat it with a spoon, so good!)

I use these meal prep containers (affiliate link), which you’ll see in the photos have separate compartments that seal shut, so none of the food leaks together. Be sure to store the tortilla chips in separate baggies so they stay crispy until you’re ready to serve.

Meal prep containers with bean salad and stuffed peppers on an orange background

Stuffed Pepper Vegetarian Meal Prep

These vegetarian meal prep boxes have enchilada-flavored quinoa stuffed bell peppers and an easy bean salad. Lunch this week is taken care of!

Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword meal prep, stuffed pepper meal prep, vegetarian meal prep
Diet Gluten-Free, Vegetarian
Occasion Cinco de Mayo
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 meals
Calories 545 kcal
Author Live Eat Learn

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Peppers: Prepare the Enchilada Stuffed Peppers (10-15 minutes hands-on work, 20 minutes baking).

  2. Bean Salad: While peppers bake, make the Famous Bean Salad (10-15 minutes hands-on work).

  3. Assemble: Place 2 pepper halves into each meal prep container, along with a heaping scoop of bean salad. Quarter the avocado and rub with lime juice to prevent browning. Dollop in Greek yogurt (or sour cream). Portion tortilla chips into sealed baggies.

Nutrition Facts
Stuffed Pepper Vegetarian Meal Prep
Amount Per Serving (1 meal (2 peppers + .5 cups bean salad))
Calories 545 Calories from Fat 210
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23.3g 36%
Cholesterol 25.9mg 9%
Sodium 1113mg 46%
Potassium 979mg 28%
Total Carbohydrates 67.6g 23%
Dietary Fiber 13.6g 54%
Sugars 14.3g
Protein 21.8g 44%
Calcium 22%
Iron 28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

I first published this recipe over on Amanda’s Cookin’, where I’m a contributor. This post contains affiliate links, which means if you make a purchase after clicking a link, I may earn a commission. Thanks so much for dropping by and for making easy recipes like these vegetarian meal prep boxes possible!

This vegetarian meal prep recipe has enchilada-flavored quinoa stuffed peppers and an easy bean salad. Your flavor packed healthy lunch this week is taken care of with this easy meal prepping idea. #mealprep #mealplanning #mealpreprecipes #vegetarianrecipes #lunchrecipes #stuffedpeppers

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