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Smashed Chickpea Salad Stuffed Mini Sweet Peppers

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Ready for a plant based lunchbox idea that is different, easy , and tasty? These Smashed Chickpea Salad Stuffed Mini Sweet Peppers are so simple and loaded with flavor. With nothing but good, power foods these peppers can help fuel yours and the kids day as a healthy meal! Pair these stuffed peppers up with some of your family’s favorite sides, to help make the perfect complete lunchbox meal!

This recipe for Smashed Chickpea Salad Mini Stuffed Sweet Peppers is so simple to make with just a few ingredients. Just mash and mix everything together and you’ve got a protein-packed vegan dish that’s sure to please everyone. The adults and kids alike will love these mini stuffed peppers to help change up their lunch routine.

Smashed Chickpea Salad Stuffed Mini Sweet Peppers ingredients

Mini Sweet Peppers from Pero Family Farms offer a perfect vehicle for this chickpea salad (also great for tuna salad, chicken salad and more!). With a tender yet crunchy texture and sweet taste, they pack a little extra Vitamin C into lunch to give your immune system a nutritious boost.

Key Ingredients for these Smashed Chickpea Salad Mini Stuffed Sweet Peppers

Mini Sweet Peppers-Sweet bell peppers offer a nice crunch and low carb option for the family. These peppers are also sweet and loaded with Vitamins, anti-inflammatory properties, and can even help control diabetes.

Chickpeas– These peas/beans have a nice smooth, creamy texture that are wonderful in many recipes. Chickpeas are also very high in fiber, high in nutrients that help build strong bones, and can even help lower cholesterol!

Avocado– As one of the world’s superfoods, Avocados provide a smooth and creamy texture in many dishes. They contain healthy fats that out our body needs and are rich in many minerals and Vitamins.

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How to make these Chickpea Salad Stuffed Peppers

First start by mashing the drained chickpeas and avocado in large bowl until desired consistency is achieved.

Next add the lime juice, garlic powder, salt, and pepper and mix well.

Then fill the mini sweet peppers with the chickpea salad.

If turning it into a bento box, pack with the mini sweet peppers, crispy fruit, Ranch dip and veggies. ENJOY!

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How to turn these stuffed peppers into a Bento Box

We love making lunchbox or bento boxes at our house. This kids can help which gets them excited about what they are taking! Have them pack whatever their favorite sides are for lunch.

We rounded out this lunchbox with a few veggies and Litehouse® Homestyle Ranch for dipping. This veggie-packed lunch will help fuel kiddos through the rest of the day.

I also love Crispy Green® crispy fruit for lunchboxes. It’s 100% fruit and nothing else. They come in flavors like strawberry, mango and my favorite, pineapple.

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Smashed Chickpea Salad Stuffed Mini Sweet Peppers in bento box

We hope your family loves this lunchbox ideas as much as we did! Make sure to check out all of our other healthy lunch ideas, tips and tricks, and more to get your mornings started off right!

And for some more tips, check out 20 Lunchbox-Packing Tips & Hacks from Parents

Smashed Chickpea Salad Stuffed Mini Sweet Peppers

Smashed Chickpea Salad Stuffed Mini Sweet Peppers

This smashed chickpea salad is a great plant-based alternative to serve as a sandwich, wrap or stuffed into these adorable mini sweet peppers!

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 (15 oz.) can chickpeas, drained, rinsed
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • 8 Pero Family Farms® Mini Sweet Peppers, halved, seeded
  • 1 package Crispy Green® crispy fruit
  • 1 (1.5 oz.) Litehouse® Homestyle Ranch Dip cup
  • Carrots and celery

Instructions

  1. Mash chickpeas and avocado in large bowl until desired consistency is achieved. Add lime juice, garlic powder, salt and pepper and mix well.
  2. Fill peppers with chickpea salad.
  3. Pack bento box with mini sweet peppers, crispy fruit, Ranch dip and veggies.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 226Total Fat: 8gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 376mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 10gSugar: 7gProtein: 9g

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Grace Vilches

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Grace Vilches

With a passion for healthy eating and digital marketing, Grace found her perfect match with the Produce for Kids team. A south Florida native, Grace grew up in Miami surrounded by delicious Cuban food and a love for family. Grace is the Produce for Kids in-house video production guru working to bring partner’s products and brands to life. You will often see Grace on the Produce for Kids Instagram Story sharing the latest food trends, news on the latest Produce for Kids promotions and meal prep ideas. When she’s not working she’s looking for the newest foodie spots with her husband and mini Australian shepherd, Ollie.

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