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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Recipe of the Week: Healthy Sauteed Red Bell Peppers

Healthy Sauteed Red Bell Peppers

While we think of oranges as a rich source of vitamin C, one cup of red bell peppers provides 291% of the Daily Value (DV) for this important nutrient well as 105% DV for vitamin A! So enjoy this quick-and-easy recipe for great taste and great nutritional value.

Prep and Cook Time: 10 minutes

1 lb red bell peppers, sliced
2 medium cloves garlic, chopped
5 TBS low-sodium vegetable or chicken broth
3 TBS extra virgin olive oil
sea salt and pepper to taste
Optional: goat or feta cheese


Chop garlic and let sit for 5 minutes to enhance its health-promoting properties.
Heat broth in a medium-size stainless steel skillet. When it begins to steam, add bell pepper slices. Cover and cook for 3 minutes.
Uncover and cook for an additional 7 minutes.
Place peppers into a bowl and toss with garlic and extra virgin olive oil.
If desired, top with crumbled goat or feta cheese.
Serves 2

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Healthy Sauteed Red Bell Peppers
1.00 serving
250.80 grams
243.44 calories
Nutrient Amount %DV Nutrient
Density World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
vitamin C 431.86 mg 719.8 53.2 excellent
vitamin A 7101.11 IU 142.0 10.5 excellent
vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) 0.70 mg 35.0 2.6 good
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating Rule
excellent DV>=75% OR Density>=7.6 AND DV>=10%
very good DV>=50% OR Density>=3.4 AND DV>=5%
good DV>=25% OR Density>=1.5 AND DV>=2.5%

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