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5 Turkey Chilis That Put Beef Out to Pasture

by in Healthy Recipes, October 20, 2016

Whether you spend the next few weekends hitting your local campground to take in the fall foliage or sitting on the couch curled up under a blanket, one thing is for sure: You’re going to want a bowl of warm chili to wrap your hands around. Loaded with fragrant spices, tender beans and protein, chili is exactly the type of dish to have on hand in your freezer throughout the season.

But let’s not forget that part of what makes chili so comforting is the toppings: shredded cheese, sour cream, maybe even some diced avocado. By the time you finish adorning your bowl with all the desired fixings, you could be looking at half a day’s worth of calories — or worse. That’s where lean ground turkey comes in. If your favorite chili involves beef, here are a few things to consider: A 4-ounce serving contains roughly 127 calories with 27 grams of protein, compared to 199 calories and 23 grams of protein found in 90/10 lean ground beef. Need some inspiration to switch up your chili routine? These are a few of our favorite turkey-based recipes from the chefs at Food Network.

Indian Summer Turkey Chili
If you plan on doing any tailgating this fall, Rachael Ray’s big-batch turkey chili is just the thing you’ll want to spoon out of your thermos. Large bell peppers brighten up the mixture with their mild sweetness. Stir in a bit of your favorite barbecue sauce for a touch of sweet heat.

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Robin’s Healthy Take: Chili, Three Ways

by in Uncategorized, January 5, 2012

Blogging about chili is risky business. People are so passionate about their chili recipes, full blown debates have been known to break out. Beef chili should be made with steak. No, ground beef. No wait, beef and pork. And there should definitely be beans.  No there shouldn’t. What about vegetarians? You get the point. Here are MY three favorite chili recipes, perfect for every member of the crowd and ideal for football viewing and cold winter nights. The first is my steak chili with smoky spices, fresh jalapeno and fire-roasted tomatoes. The spicy concoction is topped with crunchy tortilla chips, sour cream and chives. The turkey chili boasts smoky heat from chipotle chilies and smoked paprika and is topped with shredded cheddar cheese. The veggie version is one of my favorites – 4 different kinds of beans (white, black, pinto, soy), red bell pepper and zucchini simmered in a flavorful tomato broth. The broth is thickened with couscous (makes the chili more “meaty”), the soybeans add great texture, and the hit of cilantro at the end keeps flavors fresh and bold.  I swear, it’s the most addictive chili you’ve ever tasted.  Tell me which one you like best!

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