Healthy Chili

Healthy Chili
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For a healthy chili recipe that won't dissapoint you or your waistline, try this recipe. Opt for a leaner cut of ground beef, which has less grams of fat. Next, load up on the vegetables. Try starting your chili with a mixture of onions, carrots, and celery. Then, you can spice your chili with jalapenos or use bell peppers for a milder chili. Add some of your favorite chili spices and stew in the tomatoes.

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4
Servings
291
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1  Tablespoon  olive oil
  • 1  Pound  92 % lean ground beef
  • onion, chopped
  • large carrot, chopped
  • celery stalks, chopped
  • bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 2  Cups  water
  • 28-ounce crushed tomatoes
  • 14-ounce can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2  Tablespoons  chili powder
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  cumin
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  dried oregano
  • 1  Teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  black pepper
  • Plain Greek yogurt
  • Scallions, thinly sliced
  • Avocado, peeled, pitted, and diced
  • Lime juice
  • Fresh salsa
  • Cilantro, chopped

Directions

Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Place the beef in the pot and cook until evenly brown. Stir in onion, carrot, celery, and pepper, and cook until tender. Pour water into the pot. Mix in the tomatoes and kidney beans. Season chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 30 minutes. 

Pour into chili bowls and garnish with plain Greek yogurt, scallions, avocado, lime juice, salsa, and cilantro. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
11g
16%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
6g
25%
Cholesterol
95mg
32%
Carbohydrate, by difference
17g
13%
Protein
33g
72%
Vitamin A, RAE
247µg
35%
Vitamin B-12
3µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
15µg
17%
Calcium, Ca
134mg
13%
Choline, total
106mg
25%
Fiber, total dietary
5g
20%
Folate, total
56µg
14%
Iron, Fe
11mg
61%
Magnesium, Mg
70mg
22%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
11mg
79%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
359mg
51%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
31µg
56%
Sodium, Na
347mg
23%
Water
164g
6%
Zinc, Zn
8mg
100%

Healthy Shopping Tip

Choose raw fruits, vegetables, and meats, and unprocessed foods.

Healthy Cooking Tip

Substitute butter for olive oil, and bake, broil, or grill instead of fry.