Bacon pepper poppers snack lunch

5
4
4
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
28 min
Prep
25 min
Cook
3 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Some of the best take-to-work lunches are snack-based, ones that allow you to graze off and on as you find time. This one features pepper poppers stuffed with an herby, bacon-flecked cream cheese filling, plus easy-to-assemble accompaniments to fill out your lunchbox and complete the meal. Go ahead and pack up multiple lunches to get you through the majority of the work week; the peppers will remain crisp and delicious for days, and the other items will stay fresh as well. Though we feature the peppers here as an anchor for make-ahead lunches, they’re also fantastic appetizers for tailgating, block parties, or any casual gathering.

Ingredients

Uncooked reduced fat center cut bacon

3 slice(s)

Low fat cream cheese

3 oz, softened

Plain fat free Greek yogurt

¼ cup(s)

Uncooked celery

2 tbsp(s), finely chopped

Chives

1 tbsp(s), chopped, plus more for garnish

Dill

2 tsp(s), chopped

Table salt

¼ tsp(s)

Black pepper

¼ tsp(s)

Sweet mini baby bell pepper(s)

8 item(s), halved

Olive(s)

28 large

Deli chicken breast

8 oz, thinly sliced

Grape tomatoes

16 item(s), halved

Pear(s)

1 item(s), sliced

Clementine(s)

2 item(s), peeled and segmented into quarters

Instructions

  1. On a microwave-safe plate between layers of paper towels, arrange bacon slices. Microwave on High until crisp, about 3 to 4 minutes. Cool and crumble.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, yogurt, celery, chives, dill, salt, and pepper. Stir in bacon. Divide mixture evenly among pepper halves. Garnish with additional chives.
  3. In each of 4 lunch boxes or portable containers, arrange 4 stuffed pepper halves, 7 olives, 2 oz chicken, 8 tomato halves, and a quarter of pear and clementine. Refrigerate up to 4 days.
  4. Serving Size: 1 lunch box