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1.26.2011

Ultra-Healthy Mexican Chili

                          
             Here it is! One of many healthy recipes to come! I know I promised this a few weeks ago, but better late than never, right? : )   This chili is very very healthy and really delicious. There are a lot of nutrients and vitamins going on inside. It is packed full of delicious vegetables. Zucchini (one of my faves), bell peppers, onions and tomatoes!
            You can really change it up too by using all of your own favorite ingredients. Use lean ground beef if you dont like ground turkey. Use any kind of beans you like. I used pinto but I think black beans would be really good as well. Also use whatever kinds of spices your taste buds love.
           I also made some lowfat cornbread to go with. I grabbed only one piece for myself (cause I really am trying to be a good girl) and broke it up on top of mine! It was delish!


ULTRA-HEALTHY MEXICAN CHILI
Adapted from  Bethenny Frankel 


  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 lb ground turkey (97% lean)
  • 1 can (14 oz) pinto beans, drained
  • 1 (28 oz) can tomatoe puree
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 zucchini, chopped
  • salt & pepper, to taste
Garnishes: (optional)
light sour cream
reduced fat cheese
cornbread

Directions:   Spray a small skillet with non-stick cooking spray, and saute onion and bell peppers until soft.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet cook the ground turkey, on medium-high heat until cooked thoroughly. Add the sauteed onions & bell peppers. Pour in cans of tomatoe puree and pinto beans. Mix well.
Sprinkle in all of the spices and garlic. Mix together well. Let simmer on medium-low heat for 15 minutes. Add in chopped zucchini. Stir and let cook another 10 minutes. Serve  : )



















4 comments:

(Nicole) The Very Hungry Caterpillar said...

mmmm I love Chili and i like it even more when it is good for me. this looks like a winner! Thanks

Brandie@thecountrycook said...

I think this will appeal to a lot of folks who are looking for healthy but tasty recipes. It looks fantastic and heart healthy. I'm definitely passing this one on to my father-in-law. He adores chili but he's really doing his best to take care of himself. He will love this!

Kim @ Quit Eating Out {Recipes to Make Dining Out a Choice, Not a Chore} said...

I love recipes like this that help hide veggies so my kiddos will eat them. I've been wanting to make a pot of chili and this looks like a great new option.

Kaitlin said...

I think you have a winner here, Holly..way to go :) This looks delicious & fresh, love it! Love Bethenny too..hehe!