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Bell Pepper Poppers

Ingredients
2 sweet bell peppers with seeds and veins removed, cut into 12pieces per pepper OR Mini sweet peppers
4oz low fat cream cheese
1-2tsp no salt added lemon pepper seasoning (such as Mrs. Dash)
1tsp juice of one lemon + zest
1/4c slivered or sliced almonds, dry toasted in pan on medium heat

Directions
Combine cream cheese, spice blend, lemon juice and zest in bowl.
Reserve 1T almonds for garnish; chop up the rest of almonds and incorporate into cream cheese mixture.
Spoon 1tsp cream cheese mixture onto bell pepper piece and top with a few slivered almonds.

Nutrition
Facts per 3 bell pepper pieces:
calories: 39,
total fat: 1.5 grams,
saturated fat: 0 grams,
trans fat: 0 grams,
cholesterol:  3 mg,
sodium:  71 mg,
total carbohydrate: 3 grams,
fiber: 1 gram,
sugars: 2  grams,
protein: 3 grams.

Recipe from American Heart Association

 

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