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To plan ahead for busy weeknights, we often cook healthy crockpot meals. Aside from being easy to prepare (since it essentially cooks itself), we love slow-cooker meals because they yield a few nights’ worths of dinner (which saves us time and money).
Since a fiber-rich diet is essential for good digestion and to fill us up, one of our favorite slow-cooker meals is a Healthy Turkey Chili. Not only is this recipe easy to make, it’s also really healthy and actually tastes great!
Healthy Turkey Chili Recipe
- Lean Ground Turkey
- 2 Cans S&W Kidney Beans (drained)
- 1 Can S&W Black Beans (drained)
- 2½ cups Low Sodium Tomato Soup
- ½ Sweet Onion (chopped)
- 3 Fresh Garlic Cloves (minced)
- 1 Yellow Bell Pepper (diced)
- 1 Orange Bell Pepper (diced)
- 2 Tbsp. Italian Seasonings
- 2 Tbsp. Chili Powder
- 1 Tsp. Red Pepper Flakes
- ½ Tbsp. Ground Cumin
- 1 Tsp. Allspice
- Black Pepper (to taste)
- Himalayan Rock Salt (to taste)
- 2 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
STEP 1: Pour 1 tbsp. of oil into a pan. Add lean ground turkey and cook on medium heat until golden brown.
STEP 2. Dice and mince the vegetables. Put the tomato soup and veggies into the slow-cooker along with 1 tbsp. of oil, black pepper, salt, herbs, spices, and seasonings.
STEP 3. Add the kidney beans and black beans to the slow-cooker.
STEP 4. When the turkey is fully-cooked, add the turkey to the slow-cooker. Stir all ingredients together.
STEP 5. Cook on high heat for 5-6 hours. Serve hot.
The reason why this Healthy Turkey Chili recipe is so great is that its chock full of good-for-you ingredients, like lean protein, nutrient-rich vegetables, heart-healthy olive oil, fiber-rich beans, and herbs & spices (to add flavor).
Why a Fiber-Rich Diet is Healthy
In addition to being fiber-rich, did you know that beans are a wonderful source of antioxidants, protein, Vitamin B, and minerals? Not to mention – beans help to reduce our appetite (which curbs our cravings) and add nutritional value to any meal without all the high calories. As an example, a ½ cup of beans contains just about 100 calories.
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