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Healthy Chili Recipe

Healthy Chili

Whenever it is cold outside the number one food hubs requests is Chili. With a million and one recipes out there for chili I figured, eh, might as well add mine to the mix! Here’s what makes mine more healthy:

  • Low Sodium Canned Beans (did you know you’re supposed to have between 1500mg and 2300mg of sodium a day?! That’s not a lot, make sure you read your labels)
  • Mrs. Dash Chili Mix <- this is also very low sodium! Mrs. Dash mix tastes wonderful too! You can buy it at your local grocery store or even on Amazon.
  • Extra Lean Turkey from Jeanie O! I like the Extra Lean (blue package) it tastes great in Chili! For you beef fanatics, just try it, you’ll be surprised.
  • I hide in a zucchini and a squash. Now, if you’re like me, those are the two vegetables that I HATE. I think they’re gross, nasty, taste yuk. (I think I explained my distaste for them with wonderful adjectives, don’t you?) But when they’re in this chili recipe, I don’t even know they’re there. Sure, I’ll feel a texture that is obviously different from beans and meat, but its got all of the flavor of the goodness that is chili, they’re cooked down, and so I don’t mind it at all!
  • There is also a red bell pepper & onion
  • For toppings I suggest Avocado, and Plain Greek Yogurt in place of Sour Cream

For an extra flavor boost I add in a package/roll of pork sausage. I know its not the greatest, but this recipe makes a LOT of Chili so when you divide it out its not too bad. I used the reduced fat type as well. So that helps!

turkey chili recipe
Healthy Chili Recipe
Recipe type: Healthy Comfort Food
  • 1 Package of Jeanie O Extra Lean Ground Turkey
  • 1 Small Roll/Package of Reduced Fat Pork Sausage
  • 2 Cans of Northern Beans (drained & rinsed)
  • 2 Cans of Kidney Beans (drained & rinsed)
  • 2 Cans of Medium Chili Beans (do NOT drain)
  • 1 Large White Onion
  • 1 Squash
  • 1 Zucchini
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper
  • 2 Packages of Mrs. Dash Chili Mix
  • Olive Oil* optional
  1. In Large Saucepan, combine Turkey & Sausage and cook until done
  2. In Large Pot add about 1tbsp olive oil Cook Your Onion for about 5 minutes, ½ way to transparency
  3. Add in Squash, Zucchini and Bell Pepper to Onion and cook until softened (but not mushy)
  4. Add to your vegetable pot your finished meat and mix
  5. Mix in your Mrs. Dash Packets
  6. Add in your cans of Chili Beans <- don't drain these!
  7. Add in the rest of your beans and make sure to drain and rinse them
  8. Let set on stove until your chili is warm
  9. Best served with avocado in my opinion!


If you make it I’d love to know how you like it so let me know here or on my Instagram!


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