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Foodie Friday Recipe- Easy & Healthy Turkey Chili

Healthy Turkey Chili Recipe

This is my husband’s recipe for an easy and healthy turkey chili. He just made some the other night and it was really good. Ground turkey is a great substitute for beef to keep both the calories and the fat lower.

Be careful to select the right turkey (or grind it yourself) as some of the big name turkeys like Butterball can actually have MORE fat and calories than a 90/10 lean ground beef. Whole Foods has a great low fat and low cal ground turkey.


  • 1 cup canned red beans
  • 4-5 cloves garlic; minced or crushed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  •  2 medium onions, quatered
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • ½ pound ground turkey
  • 1 can tomato puree

1. Brown turkey in a skillet, drain and stir in tomato puree and simmer for about 15 minutes

2. Transfer to larger pot

3. Stir in garlic, salt, oil, chili powder

4. Let simmer for about an hour. Stir occasionally to help combine all the flavors

Serving size 1 cup
Approximately 184 Calories, Fat 4grams,  7 grams fiber

I will ofter serve half a cup over some brown rice to cut the spice a little, and add a little more fiber and other nutrients. Did you know brown one cup of brown rice contains 88 percent of the recommended daily value of manganese, a nutrient that plays an important part in fighting free radicals? I’m full of interesting facts! LOL!

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Monday 21st of January 2013

How'd you know I was making turkey chili tomorrow!? Perfect!!

Kelly Wells {Adorned Well}

Sunday 20th of January 2013

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Jenn @comebackmomma

Sunday 20th of January 2013

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