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Red and Green Bell Pepper Bites

This nutty, crunchy, creamy snack packs a mouthful of deliciousness in just one bite.

 

 

 

Ingredients

Serves: 4

Serving Size: 6 bell pepper bites per serving

  • 1/4 cup unsalted sliced almonds, dry-roasted if desired
  • 4 ounces fat-free or low-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon salt-free lemon pepper seasoning blend
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 large green bell pepper, stems, ribs and seeds discarded, cut into 12 pieces
  • 1 large red bell pepper, stems, ribs and seeds discarded, cut into 12 pieces

Directions

  1. Transfer 1 tablespoon of the almonds to a small plate, reserving for garnishing. Process the remaining almonds in a food processor or blender for 15 to 20 seconds, or until finely ground.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, lemon pepper seasoning blend and lemon juice with an electric mixer for 1 to 2 minutes, or until creamy. Add the ground almonds and beat for 10 seconds, or until combined.
  3. Spoon about 1 teaspoon of the mixture on each bell pepper piece. Or snip the corner off a resealable plastic bag (a plastic freezer bag works well) and pipe about 1 teaspoon of the mixture on each bell pepper piece.
  4. Garnish with the reserved 1 tablespoon almonds.
Cook’s Tip: Dry-roasted almonds add an extra nutty flavor to the crisp bell pepper pieces. To dry-roast the nuts, cook the almonds in a medium skillet over medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes, or until golden brown, stirring occasionally.

Exchanges/Choices

1 vegetable, 1 lean meat

Nutrition Facts

Calories 89
Total Fat 3.0g
    Saturated Fat 0.0g
    Trans Fat 0.0g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 1.0g
    Monounsaturated Fat 2.0g
Cholesterol 5mg
Sodium 205mg
Total Carbohydrate 9g
    Dietary Fiber 2g
    Sugars 4g
    Added Sugar 0g
Protein 6g