Monday, April 8, 2013

Check it out: Healthy way to eat chili

Check it out: Healthy way to eat chili

Healthy way to eat chili

Ok so I know it's been awhile since I have posted but I am really gonna try to do this blog again...I miss blogging and I miss my followers!

Tonight I really wanted chili but I am trying to eat healthy this week so I came up with this recipe which was not only a healthy version of was delicious!

Spicy Chicken Chili

1lb ground chicken
1/2 sweet onion (diced)
1 can organic tri blend beans 15 oz (drained and rinsed)
1 can organic diced tomatoes 15 oz
1-2 fresh chilies (diced, seeded if you don't like too spicy)
1 tsp minced garlic
1/2 tsp tumeric
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tbsp organic coconut oil (start using much healthier)
Sea salt and pepper to taste

In a medium stock pot or sauce pan, Saute the onion in the coconut oil on med high heat until the onions become translucent and slightly golden brown. Add the ground turkey and make sure to season with sea salt and black pepper, tumeric and chili powder. Saute until the meat is cooked throughly. Add the minced garlic and chilies. Saute for another minute. Add the diced tomatoes and cook for another 3-4 minutes. If you want the chili to be soupy. can add a can or two of organic tomato sauce here. Bring to a slight boil and then add beans and lower the heat to simmer for another 5 minutes if you didn't add tomato sauce and if you did add tomato sauce,  simmer for another 15 minutes. Taste before serving to see if you need to add more salt. I didn't add tomato sauce as I wanted it to be chunky and served it over arugula and baby greens. It was an amazing chili salad! This is also good with a little plain greek yogurt or sour cream on top.

The tumeric gives this dish a beautiful color and tumeric is a super spice...a natural healer. I put it in everything!
Let me know if you enjoy this as much as I do!