Skinny Mini Chili (Good for the boys too!)

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Don’t worry I definitely didn’t forget about my healthy Sunday cooking posts (since everyone has been loving them so much!) Thank you all!!
This week it’s a co-ed meal!
My brother has been visiting me in Los Angeles the last few weeks so I’m having to come up with things that he would like to eat too. He gets quite bored of my green raw salads, quinoa and acai shakes. Haha. I decided to go for a healthy chili. It’s easy enough….another one pot meal. (My favorite- less to clean!) It’s extremely low in fat and high in protein. Try it for your brother, boyfriend, husband or dad. They’ll be happy with something healthy, yummy and filling!

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What you’ll need:
3 cans low sodium beans. You can used whichever kind you prefer. I used one can each of kidney, white, and chili beans.
3 cans mexican style stewed tomatoes. (this gives a good flavor since it has chiles and spices)
2 stalks celery diced
1 medium onion diced
1 pound ground turkey breast (mine was 1 1/4 lbs)
2 medium zucchini
olive oil
chili powder
salt
pepper
pinch of crushed red peppers (optional)

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Saute onions and celery in a few tablespoons of olive oil a few minutes until onions are translucent.

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Add turkey meat and season with salt, pepper and chili powder to taste. Saute until meat is done.

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Drain beans except for chili beans if they have flavoring. Add beans, stewed tomatoes, and a pinch of pepper flakes to meat. (I chop my tomatoes up a bit so the pieces won”t be too big) Bring to almost a boil, turn down heat and let simmer over medium to low heat for about a half hour to let flavors combine and for meat to soften.

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Peel off some of the zucchini skin. (I leave on some strips of skin) and cut into one inch cubes.

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After chili has been simmering for a half hour add the zucchini. Bring heat up to almost a boil, lower heat and simmer for about another half hour until zucchini are done.

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That’s all there is to it. So simple. This makes a good sized pot of chili for 5-6 people. You can add other vegetables if you wish. For example sometimes I add summer squash and eggplant.

I garnished with some low fat cheddar cheese. Chili is so good on a cold day and if you have some left over, it’s one of those foods that tastes better the next day.

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24 Comments

  1. Anna says:

    Mmm this looks delicious, very warming perfect for now as it is so cold! Can’t wait to try it out!

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  2. Sara Morais says:

    I am loving your Sunday posts!! The recipes look so delicious, you don’t even realize you’re actually eating healthier. It’s mouthwatering!
    I love chilli and I will definitely try this one.

    I really wanted to try your Green Tea Latte but the green tea powder doesn’t exist here :S Is there any substitute or any other way to do it?

  3. Lexy says:

    Oh my goodness that look so good! Thanks so much for sharing how to make this!
    xoxo
    Lexy
    http://lexyinspired.com

  4. Pauline says:

    I need to try this one out because it looks delicious and it would change from my usual meals :D

  5. Annie says:

    Im SO loving these posts! I just adore them. I’ve tried all the recipes till now and they’re all delicious and really light. They’re pure perfection! The one I love the most is about the pancakes… Im doing them for all the family and friends cause they’re so tasty without being fat at all… please keep on posting these recipes, and if you can, do it more often! :)

    I admire you a lot, beauty.

    Kisses from Italy

  6. Kenzie Lee says:

    This looks so yummy and a nice switch up from a traditional chili! I can’t wait to give it a try!

    X Kenzie

    http://www.CaveGirlintheCity.com

  7. Vanessa says:

    yummi looks delicous like always!

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  8. Princess A says:

    I tried the asparagus soup & it was so good! Can’t wait to try this one.
    Thank you for sharing!

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  9. Michelle says:

    Ah, I make a chili that is almost the same! So delicious! :)

    xx Michelle

    Fierce & Fashionable

  10. Moncika says:

    I tried your Chilli con Carne and I must say: thank you! really delicious!

  11. Moncika says:

    I cooked your Chilli con carne and I must say: Thank you! Realy delicious!

  12. I really enjoy these healthy and skinny meals. I really want to adjust my food pattern but find it difficult to come up with new ideas. I loved your options and they taste so good! Thank you and I hope to find many more in the future!

    -xoxo- lorena

    http://www.lolitainthemix.blogspot.com

  13. Josie says:

    This looks sooo good! Excited to make it later this week!

    -Josie

  14. Sabaa says:

    I love chilli, and this recipe sounds delicious.
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  15. Dolly says:

    Will give this a try tomorrow night! It’s looks yummy and healthy. Thanks! :D

  16. Kortni says:

    Hi Shea,

    I just happened to run across your cauliflower mash, skinny mini chilli & oatmeal/yogurt pancake recipes. I definitely will try ALL of them, they sound delish! Do you have more recipes? I think these are great!!!!

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