Tuesday Night Recipe

Today I made one of my favorite meals. Actually a favorite meal of my husbands as well since we have started our healthy lifestyle. He has been such a trooper. I was told to cook whatever and he would eat it. (Now if only the same went for my four year old…)

But today, even though it isn’t cold out, I made some savory, warm, and satisfying Turkey Chili that I got from a hungry girl recipe (all credit due to the amazing Lisa Lillen for her mad healthy cooking skills!). So I want to share this with you and encourage you to indulge in this cold weather favorite…all year long!

Hungry Girl Turkey Chili



  • One 29-oz. can tomato sauce
  • One 14.5-oz. can diced tomatoes, drained
  • One 15-oz. can chili beans (pinto beans in chili sauce), not drained
  • One 15-oz. can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup frozen sliced or chopped carrots
  • 1 cup frozen sweet corn kernels
  • 2 bell peppers (different colors), chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 – 3 canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, chopped, sauce reserved
  • 2 tsp. chopped garlic
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 lb. raw lean ground turkey
  • Optional: salt


Combine all ingredients except turkey and salt in a large bowl. Add 2 tsp. adobo sauce from the canned chipotle peppers. Mix to combine and coat all of the beans and veggies with sauce. 

Put turkey in the bottom of a crock pot and break it up into small chunks. Top with the mixture from the large bowl, and mix well. 

Cover and cook on high for 3 – 4 hours or on low for 7 – 8 hours. 

Stir to distribute turkey. If you like, add salt to taste. 

You could freeze the additional servings, or refrigerate them and eat the next day!! 
Nutrition Information: PER SERVING (1/12th of recipe, about 1 cup): 176 calories, 3g fat, 765mg sodium, 23g carbs, 5.5g fiber, 6g sugars, 13g protein 
This is an amazing chili. Honestly this is the first chili that I have ever had that I have liked. I am not a big bean person, but I am learning to love them. It is also easy to spice up the chili or give it a more mild flavor with the amount of peppers and adobo sauce that you add. Also, today I added a blend of cheeses to mine that added an additional 110 calories, but you could add sour cream, or crackers…whatever you want and still be in great shape because of the fact that there is only 176 calories in a serving, and I promise you it is a very filling serving.
So that is that for tonight. I am off to read my Business Law book and fill my head with knowledge of lawful things. Hope you have a great evening!
Question: Do you have certain foods that you save to eat in a certain season or occasion? I personally think food can be enjoyed anytime of year! 

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