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Dust off those slow cookers, it’s officially Chili Month! Chili is one of those simple, one-pot meals that can be made ahead of time and enjoyed throughout the week. One hearty bowl can pack at least two servings of veggies, lots of lean or plant-based protein and half a day’s worth of fiber. It’s all about choosing the right ingredients. Try swapping out ground beef for quinoa, beans, lentils, or chicken breast, and substitute Greek yogurt for the sour cream. Here are six healthy chili recipes to get you started.
QUINOA, BEANS & LENTILS
Quinoa, beans and lentils work great in chili because they add protein, fiber and loads of texture. They’re also less expensive than meat–especially when purchased dry instead of canned.
CHICKEN & TURKEY
Whether you like it pulled or ground, chicken and turkey breast are great in pretty much any chili recipe. Sweet potatoes, cocoa powder and Greek yogurt give these three versions a tasty twist.
Elle Penner, M.P.H., R.D., is the Registered Dietitian and Food & Nutrition Editor at MyFitnesssPal, as well as an active runner and food-enthusiast. For more healthy recipes and fitness inspiration, check out her healthy lifestyle blog and connect with her on Pinterest & Twitter.
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