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Healthy Chili

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When I went to the grocery store last week, I got some mango and a jalapeno pepper with the thoughts of having grill fish tacos with mango salsa, but Mother Nature didn’t get the memo.  It start raining Saturday Morning and continued to rain straight through to Monday.  Now I know I could have made them inside on a grill pan, but seriously it was cold here and tropical fish just didn’t seem right.  So when I came home from church Sunday morning I decide to use up the jalapeno pepper in some chili and Sunday night these happened

 

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Chili cheese fries……. so good, but Monday I came to my senses and had a bowl of chili with a nice salad….. still good, but something about chili cheese fries just gets me and it probably will again soon!

The jalapeno really didn’t spice it up a lot(not that I wanted it real hot) so I add some adobe sauce and it’s still not super hot, but has a nice kick and the adobe sauce added a different flavor to it, plus I had some left over when I made this Chicken Skewers which are also very good.  So if Spring doesn’t want to come to your neighbor, print this out and you’ll feel warm while still getting ready for summer, and you can always pin it for later!

Healthy Chili

1 lb. ground turkey

1 bell pepper, chopped

1 onion, chopped

1 jalapeno pepper, chopped

2 15 oz. canned of Petite diced tomatoes

2 TBSP chili powder

1 – 2- TBSP adobe sauce

1 can kidney beans

1 can black beans

In a large skillet, add turkey, peppers and onion, salt and pepper, over medium heat, break up turkey and cook until turkey is cooked through and peppers and onion has soften.  The add tomatoes, chili powder, adobe sauce and beans, bring to a boil, then simmer at least 15 minutes or up to an hour. The longer it simmers the more the flavors will marry and the thicker it will become.

 

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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!

 

 

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Turkey chili nachos, so good for lunch on Saturday

 

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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!

 

 

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It’s been a crazy weekend!  Took the dog to have her photo with Santa, got her in the house and the Christmas tree fell down…. what the what, really.

 

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Life…… any way, while getting ready for the holidays on Sunday ummm, I’m going to say, I was cleaning out the freezer, actually I was looking for something I couldn’t find, so I had to empty the freezer…. so while the freezer is empty, I cleaned it out!  Found some ground turkey I’d forgotten about, had some chopped up peppers in there(when peppers are plentiful in the summer, buy extras, chop them up, freeze them and use them in sauces and chili’s during the winter to save $$) so I made chili for dinner.

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It’s actually quite healthy, and with the indulgences I’m planning on Friday, I need to keep it light this week! We’re talking Ham, Pulled Pork, Slow Cook Scalloped Potatoes, Tortilla Wraps(so I can say there’s a vegetarian dish on the counter), Old Fashioned Coconut Pie, maybe an Apple Dumpling, Whip Cream and who knows what else!

 

One thing I’ve found out while eating a healthy lifestyle, is that in order for you to love the food you’re eating, it can’t be boring.  Who’s going to eat Grilled Chicken every night and not go crazy (ok I can eat it like 5 to 6 times a week, but not every night!) Another thing I found out that makes healthy eating more enjoyable, is to add spice to add to the favor and this Chili packs a little spice and a lot of favor.  At the end you add a little Red Pepper, if you have little ones, maybe leave that out, but otherwise, add on!

 

 

Healthy Turkey Chili

1 lb. ground turkey

1 green pepper, chopped

1 onion, chopped

2 cloves of garlic

2 cups of chicken stock

1 can of tomatoes with pepper

2 TBSP chili powder

1 tsp.  cumin

1 15 can of black beans, rinse

10 oz. frozen corn

1/4 tsp. red pepper

Brown turkey, with onion, pepper, and garlic until brown and cooked through, then add stock, tomatoes, chili powder, cumin, black beans and corn, bring to a boil and simmer for 30 minutes. Then add red pepper is you choose and cook 5 more minutes.  Top with cheese and chip(optional)