You know you have those cold wintry days where the last thing you want to worry about is what’s for dinner. You would be content to wrap up in a warm blanket reading a good book next to the fire. But because you are a responsible and caring adult, you decide that you will muster up your remaining strength and throw together a quick, healthy dinner for your family. Well, I have the perfect healthier chili recipe for you!

Believe it or not, chili is actually a healthy dish if you cook with the right kinds of healthy foods. So, add a little spice to your life tonight and enjoy this quick healthier chili recipe.

Check it out, and let us know what you think!

Healthy Chili Recipe

Grocery List for 4 Servings:

Grocery List

  • Ground Turkey – $3 (1 pound)
  • Onion (1) – $1
  • Red Bell Pepper  (1) – $1
  • Diced tomatoes (2 cups) – $2
  • Chicken Broth- (2 cups) $2
  • *Optional: Kidney Beans- (2 cans; 15 oz) $2

Seasonings List:

  • Olive Oil – 1 Tablespoon
  • Garlic – 1 Tablespoon, Minced
  • Chili Powder – 3 Teaspoons
  • Ground Curry Powder – 2 Teaspoons
  • Salt – 1 Teaspoon
  • Black Pepper – 1 Teaspoon

Cooking Instructions

  1. Heat oil in skillet at medium-high heat.

  2. Cook turkey and onion until browned, 4 to 5 minutes. Place in  slow cooker.

  3. Add bell pepper, garlic, chili powder, curry powder, salt, pepper, tomatoes, and broth. Stir. Cover.

  4. Cook on low 4 to 6 hours.

  5. Enjoy!

    *Optional: Add beans and cook on high, stirring occasionally, 1 more hour.

For those of us who procrastinate (me!), the same recipe can be modified for the stove top. Cooking the beef and onion as directed above, then adding the rest of the ingredients. Simmer with the lid on approximately 20 minutes and allow to cool prior to serving.