Chili Season

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As fall arrives we begin to look forward to comfort foods such as stews and chili. These one-pot meals are especially fantastic for your busy clients that are juggling work and after-school events. They also freeze well when larger portions are made.

Chili is a great one-pot meal to add to the weekly menu because it’s nutritious, filling, and tasty.


It’s also versatile. Chili can be eaten like a soup, or enjoyed with pasta, nachos and hot dogs.

Make chili a little healthier with a few simple changes:

  • Substitute ground turkey for ground beef, or use lean ground beef (90% lean/10% fat). If you use ground beef with more fat, drain fat from the pot after browning the meat.
  • Add plenty of beans—a variety. Beans not only add fiber but can also be used as a substitute for ground beef. You can use beans to make your chili heartier. If you put less beef in your chili, add more beans.
  • Savor the flavor. Onion, garlic, bell peppers, hot peppers, and cocoa powder are just a few ingredients that can transform the taste of chili. They pack a nutritious punch and increase the amount of disease-fighting antioxidants in your meal.

Are you hungry yet? Experiment with the recipes below.

Pair dinner with a salad and some crusty whole-grain bread—you have a complete stress-free meal.

Tailgate Chili

Black Bean Chili

Chocolate Chili

White Chicken Chili

Tex-Mex Beef Stew (Chili con Carne)

Seasonal festivities will soon be upon us. Let’s continue to encourage healthy choices to clients and those around us. Stay tuned for more healthy eating tips in the coming months!

Chili Season
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