We live on the east coast, and unless you live on the other side of the earth, you probably heard we were expecting an major snow storm this weekend. So I did what everyone else on the east coast did, hit up the grocery store and Saturday morning, while it was pouring rain(we had a blizzard Friday afternoon and night only to lose all the snow over night to rain) I made some healthy turkey chili. Then proceeded to trash it up all weekend!
Turkey chili nachos, so good for lunch on Saturday
Chili cheese fries for Dinner Sunday night, these really aren’t too bad for you, they were made of sweet potatoes I cut up, seasoned with chili powder and baked in a little olive oil, topped with chili and low fat mozz cheese, sooooo goood!
And then on Monday I took the chili to work and ate at it’s healthiest, with salad! I don’t use any oil in the chili, while I’m browning up my white meat turkey, I brown it with an onion and the add the moisture that cooks out from the onion and add extra favor to the turkey, then add Rotel tomatoes with chilies, fire roasted tomatoes, kidney beans, black beans, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper and let it cook for a good while to get nice an thick. If you don’t have the time to cook it that long, it’ll just be a bit thinner
Healthy Turkey Chili
1 lb. white meat turkey
1 medium onion, diced
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 can of Rotel tomatoes with chilies
1 15 oz. can of fire roasted tomatoes
2 TBSP chili powder ( I like it hot, so you can back off some if you want to)
1 1/2 tsp. cumin
salt & pepper
In a large pot break up turkey over medium heat and add onions, cook until turkey is done, then add garlic and cook for another 3 to 4 minutes. Add tomatoes, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper, bring up to a boil, then turn down to low and simmer and hour, so it cooks down and is nice and thick. Serve it healthy with a salad or trash it up and top on tortilla chips add some cheese, microwave until the cheese melt and add some halved cherry tomatoes and lime juice!