As a working mother of two, I know how difficult it can be to whip up an entire nutritious dinner for my family every single night.

That’s why I’m making a series on meals that can be prepared in advance and frozen. All you need to do when you get home after a long day is take dinner out of the freezer and pop it in the oven. It couldn’t possibly be easier.

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Today, we’re going to make stuffed peppers. These little guys can be frozen for up to six months.

You’ll need:

  • 8 ounces tomato sauce
  • 8 green bell peppers with the tops cut off
  • Diced green bell pepper (hint: use the tops!)
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1½ pounds ground beef, browned
  • 1 cup uncooked brown rice
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cups cheese, shredded

Oh, here’s an FYI — pre-shredded cheese has wood pulp in it. It prevents the cheese from sticking together, but do you really want to eat that? It’s best to use a food processor to shred the cheese yourself. (Just don’t make the same mistake I do in the video!)

Elissa Benzie About the author:
Elissa is a millennial wife and mom with two toddlers. She's neurotic and disorganized, she's over it and exhausted. But it's OK, that's life! Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram. 
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