Comfort food is the best this time of year. Warm, hearty meals provide us with a cozy sense and help us get into the seasonal spirit. There are plenty of feel-good foods that provide tons of nutritional nuggets, antioxidants, and healthy goodness.
Try making this super healthy fall festival in a bowl! And it can be re-purposed a million creative ways to keep you fed, both physically and mentally.
Super Simple Chili
This recipe can be adapted in a hundred different ways. Add any veggies you like, kick out any ones you don’t. Use Chicken Sausage instead of Ground Turkey,make it vegetarian, spice it up with red pepper. Even a dash of cinnamon, or cocoa powder can produce a different delicious version.
1 Clove Garlic
1 Onion, diced
2 Bell Peppers (any color), diced
1 can Crushed Tomatoes
1 lb Ground Turkey
1 can Black Beans (rinsed, drained)
1 can White Beans or Chickpeas (rinsed, drained)
½ bottle Beer (or a dash of Red Wine) *optional
2 Tbsp Chilli Powder
½ Tbsp Cumin
In a sauté pan, cook ground turkey in olive oil until mostly cooked through.
While the turkey is cooking, heat garlic, onion, and bell peppers in a large pot until mostly soft. Add in crushed tomatoes, black and white beans, chili powder and cumin. Add in the Turkey. Heat until a slight simmer and cover for 15 min. Add in beer to achieve desired consistency, and simmer for another 5 min. Salt and Pepper to taste.
Serve in a bowl with avocado and lime juice. Other options include over pasta or corn bread. In a tortilla. Or over eggs for a breakfast option.
Enjoy this low calorie, healthy, but definitely hearty meal throughout the winter months. It’s great for a one-pot crowd pleaser when entertaining, as well! Hello football season…