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Easy Peasy Pizza Recipe

A few months ago my daughter said something so incredulous to me thay I had to actually sit down and find myself for a moment. “Hey mom… did you know Ragu makes a pizza sauce?” Yes, that’s what she said. And I was like, “Duh… of course I do. I used to make you and me mini pizzas all the time when you were little… and what do you think I used? Regular spaghetti sauce? Pshhhh….!!!” She just looked at me, shook her head and I swear I heard her mumble the phrase, “Why you gotta be so extra?” under her breath. She then asked me why I haven’t made any sort of pizza with pizza sauce since. I just shrugged and stated that those mini pizzas were a recipe from a pregnancy cookbook, back when I was pregnant with my teenage boy child and I had such a craving for pizza I had to start making it at home because I don’t think my husband enjoyed having to bring home a pizza for me every night.  Besides, when it comes to pizza, my husband prefers to order in. Ridiculous, right? Back when I would make mini pizzas for me and my daughter I would use those Boboli pizza crusts. They used to make mini ones. I have no idea if they still do as I don’t use Boboli crusts all that often these days. Sometimes I’ll use one when I know my kids will be home and they won’t be able to decide between pizza and tacos – I make them a taco pizza. But that’s another recipe for another time, and another post…

21 Day Fix Approved Stuffed Peppers

*This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy for more info.  Back when I co-hosted my very first challenge group as a brand new coach last year, this was a recipe that was heavy in my dinner prep rotation. I’ve fallen off that good clean eating wagon a time or two since then, and I thought what better way to kick my own butt in gear than by sharing this nom-nom-licious recipe (I know… I say things like that from time to time…) again. I’ve been digging in hard to look for, and to come up with,, recipes that are 21 Day Fix compliant. No matter which program I decide to kick my own butt with, I always (ALWAYS) use those beautiful little color-coded portion control containers of love to help me with my nutrition goals. And ya know what? I often use them even when I’m eating not-so-clean. Heck yeah! If I make some mashed potatoes or Rice-A-Roni, I just use that handy little yellow container to measure out my serving so I know I won’t over do it.  Because sometimes you need baby steps. Am I right? These stuffed peppers are super easy to prepare on a weeknight, especially if you brown the ground beef (or turkey) and veggies the night before (or earlier in the day) as I often do. These are yummy and totally easy to reheat the next day for lunch. And bonus… These little babies are 21 Day Fix approved, so bonus! So, why not give them a try? Ingredients: 4 large sweet bell peppers – your choice of color. Personally, I like to go with one of each color myself (1…