The 28-Day Shrink Your Stomach Challenge Millet Stuffed Peppers

This recipe from Kate Kerley of Simply Savory by Kate is part of the 28-Day Shrink Your Stomach Challenge. Eat and plank your way to a slimmer waistline! See instructions to get started with this challenge, and find more 28-Day Shrink Your Stomach recipes.


  • 2 bell peppers, cut in half and core removed
  • 1/2 cup millet, dry
  • 1 cup water
  • 15 oz black beans, drained (1 can)
  • 1 cup tomatoes, diced (canned or fresh) + 4 tablespoons
  • 1 cup zucchini, diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • Sprinkle of red pepper flakes (optional)
  • Cilantro, chopped


1. Preheat oven to 350°F.


2. In a small sauce pot, add millet and water. Bring to boil, reduce to simmer and cover. Cook for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, turn heat off and let millet sit about 5 minutes, then fluff with fork.


3. In a frying pan, heat oil over medium-low heat. Add onion and saute 10 minutes, until translucent.


4. Add zucchini to onions and saute another 8-10 minutes until onions are golden and zucchini is soft. Add garlic and saute another minute. Remove from heat.


5. In a large mixing bowl, place 1 cup cooked millet, the onion and zucchini mixture, 1 cup black beans, 1 cup diced tomato and all the seasonings. Mix until incorporated.


6. Lay peppers in a baking dish and place 1/4 of mixture in each pepper half.


7. Top each pepper with 1 tablespoon tomatoes.


8. Cover dish with tin foil or lid and bake 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, turn heat to 400°F, remove lid or foil and bake another 10 minutes uncovered.