The weather has started to get very cold, which makes us want to stay cozy and warm inside. This type of weather makes you want to eat something comforting and we have the perfect healthy dish! We love chili because it is one of those dishes that warms you up inside but it still nourishing and delicious. It has great protein and fiber and always leaves you feeling satisfied.
There are many variations of chili so you can customize it to fit your taste preferences or dietary needs. Here we show you how you can make a healthy chili 4-ways. Whether you are a vegetarian or love your meat, you will find a way to enjoy this hearty meal!
To make this chili you will first start by cooking the base ingredients to make the soup. Then add your desired protein (from the protein list we provided), and finish with your toppings of choice. We have included the full recipe below. Stay warm & enjoy!
1 red pepper
4 cloves garlic
1 can kidney beans
1 15 oz can diced tomatoes
1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
1 can vegetable or chicken broth
diced green chilis
1. Cooked lean ground turkey
2. Cooked quinoa
3. Roasted sweet potato and black beans
4. Shredded grilled chicken
Greek Yogurt (healthy alternative to sour cream)
Cook base ingredients in a large pot and add your protein of choice (from the protein list). Simmer for 30-60 minutes and then top with your favorite toppings. As we mentioned, you can customize this healthy chili to include the amount of proteins and toppings you like, so if you love green onions add as much as you like! Or if you do not like jalapenos or cilantro, do not include! Tailor it to what you like 🙂