Healthy Turkey, Bean, & Vegetable Chili!

Hello my beautiful readers! I really wanted to mix up this post and give you guys a recipe to try out. I have not done a lifestyle related post in quite some time and I really need to get back into it.

For the past few months, I have been super into getting healthy and losing weight. I see a personal trainer about once or twice a week, I workout at least five days a week, and I track everything that I eat. This is the most dedicated I have ever been and it is starting to pay off!

So today, I want to share one of my go to recipes. This Turkey Chili is fabulous because it’s packed with protein and veggies, but is low in fat and calories. It’s also absolutely delicious and you will have a ton of leftovers to use for later meals.

I originally got this recipe from Weight Watchers, but I have tweaked it to my liking. You can also do the same if you don’t prefer some of the spices. I’m getting so hungry writing this post, that I may need to go make this ASAP. Let’s get into the deliciousness!

What You’ll Need

  • 1 lb. 99% Fat Free Ground Turkey
  • 2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 yellow or orange bell pepper
  • 1 large yellow or white onion
  • 3 ribs celery
  • 3 large carrots
  • 3-4 garlic gloves (can be adjusted based on how much garlic you like)
  • 30 oz. chili beans
  • 15 oz. kidney beans (drained)
  • 2 small cans diced tomatoes with green chiles
  • 29 oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp Chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp Paprika
  • 1 Tbsp Cumin
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper (optional)
  • 29 oz. fat free, reduced sodium chicken broth

Directions

Rough chop all of the veggies and place aside. The garlic should be finely minced.

Put 1 Tbsp of olive oil in a sauté pan over medium high heat and brown the ground turkey. Break up the meat as it cooks, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit.

In a large pot, add the remaining olive oil and place over medium heat. Add the onion and stir occasionally unit soft. Add the garlic and stir for about 1 minute. Add the celery, carrots, and peppers and occasionally stir for about 5 minutes.

Add all of your seasonings (chili powder, paprika, cumin, Italian, salt, black pepper, and cayenne) and just coat the veggies. Do this for about 1 minute so the seasonings can become potent and prominent.

Stir in the chicken broth, diced tomatoes with chiles, crushed tomatoes, beans, and ground turkey. You will then need to bring this to a boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for about 35 minutes. Taste test the veggies to make sure they are soft and adjust your simmer time as needed.

If you don’t like spicy, omit the cayenne pepper and tomatoes with green chiles. Instead just use regular diced tomatoes. That’s it! Now go enjoy your delicious, healthy chili!

Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups

Calories: 197

WW Points: 1

Would you like me to start writing some fitness posts? More healthy recipes? Let me know in the comments!

Featured image is sourced from Weight Watchers.

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