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Medifast Jalapeno Peppers recipe
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Ingredients Needed

  1. Light Cream Cheese (2.0 tbsp)
  2. 2% Reduced fat Mexican 3 Cheese Blend (0.25 cup)
  3. Worcestershire sauce (0.125 tsp)
  4. Jalapeno Peppers - Raw (8.0 Jalapenos)
  5. Parmesan Cheese Puffs (16.0 parmesan cheese puffs crushed)

Instructions

Here’s a recipe on how to make stuffed jalapeno peppers.

  • Make sure to wash Jalapenos with cold running water. Then cut them in half lengthwise.
  • When done cutting the peppers in halves use spoon or knife to remove the seeds and membranes. Set aside.
  • Get a large saucepan and put over medium high heat. Add water and put in the peppers. Boil the Jalapeno peppers in water for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • If you boil the peppers for a long period of time, they will become milder. When you’re done boiling them, drain and rinse the peppers in cold water and then set aside.
  • Get a small mixing bowl. Whisk together the following ingredients - 2 tablespoons of light cream cheese, ¼ cup of 2% reduced fat Mexican Three Cheese blend, and 1/8 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce.
  • When done mixing, put 2 teaspoon of mixture to each Jalapeno half. Then sprinkle each half with crushed Parmesan cheese puffs.
  • When all of the Jalapeno halves are filled with the mixture and sprinkled with grated parmesan cheese puffs, put them on a grease baking dish. Place the dish in the oven and bake the stuffed Jalapeno peppers for 5 to 10 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit or until the cheese has melted.
  • When done baking, take the baking dish out of the oven. Transfer the stuffed Jalapeno peppers in a serving plate.
  • Allow them to cool for a while before serving. Serve them warm.
  • Jalapeno Facts:

    These are usually green when ripe but sometimes red, these peppers are about 2 inches in length with cracks around their stems. These peppers are very hot, with an instant bite. Jalapenos are often sold canned, sliced, and pickled and are added to many products during processing including sausage, cheese, and jelly.

    Jalapeno peppers are known to be very good source of vitamin C, folate and vitamin A. They are low in fat, saturated fat free, cholesterol free, and sodium free.

    Capsaicin a substance which can be found in peppers help improves the production of protective juices in the stomach, intestines, and lungs making those organs more resistant to injury and infection. The increased blood volume helps to keep the blood vessels clear and also nourishes the heart.

    Capsaicin also shows anti-clotting properties. Studies have revealed that a number of cultures such as Thai, Indian, and Korean whose daily diet contains chilies have a lower incidence of blood clots that cause stroke and heart attacks.

    There are studies performed and shows that ulcers can be cured when red peppers were consumed on a regular basis and that capsaicin may even have cancer-blocking properties.

    When chilies are applied on the outside can be a very effective local pain reliever. It is the ingredient in many over-the-counter arthritis medications. Capsaicins in chilies have been used to the pain of shingles, toothaches, and surgery scars.

    Other benefits that Chili Peppers with Capsaicin can provide are the following: fight migraine headaches and sinus headaches, prevents sinusitis and relieve congestion, help lower blood pressure, fight inflammation, help soothe intestinal disease, help burn fat and lose weight, help protect your heart, warms your feet, and it contain loads of vitamin C. 

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Nutritional Information for 1 Serving

  • Calories

    222.5

  • Fat

    5.4g

  • Carbs

    20.7g

  • Protein

    13.3g