Chili with a Healthy Twist

Growing up in Texas we ate a lot of chili, it’s just a staple, and we ate it year round….because it was EASY. Chili has a bad rap for being un-healthy but it doesn’t have to be! By swapping canned for homemade, and ground beef for turkey (you won’t taste the difference-calm down) you can still enjoy a favorite Texas food and keep your Summer waistline in check, year round. This is a great mid week meal, it freezes well, and the left overs are AHHHH-mazing.

Girl Gone Healthy’s Turkey Chili:

1 container lean ground white turkeyGGHTurkeyChili

1 medium onion chopped

1 of each red, yellow, green pepper sliced/chopped

1 medium-sized can of diced tomato {don’t drain}

1 can of green chilies {don’t drain}

1 tablespoon minced garlic

1 small can tomato paste

1 medium can of chickpeas drained, rinsed well

1 heaping tablespoon Mrs. Dash southwest/chipotle/chili seasoning whichever you can find at your market

sour cream, shredded cheese, green onions for garnish


In a large skillet/pan brown coated with cooking spray brown turkey until done, use the minced garlic during this step. While turkey is cooking saute onion and peppers in a small pan until tender, add veggies to turkey once done. Next stir diced tomato, chickpeas, tomato paste, green chilies into turkey pepper pan continually turning mixture over so that it well combined. Lastly stir in Mrs. Dash seasoning and add water if thinning is needed or until desired texture is met. Allow chili to simmer for 15 minutes or so, this will soften the chickpeas a bit and merry all of those flavors together! Ladle 1 cup servings into bowls and top with small dollop of sour cream, little sprinkle of shredded cheese and fresh-cut green onion. Eat Right Away.

Healthy Wishes, Tera

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