Eating healthy is at the top of everyone's list this new year. But what exactly does eating healthy mean anyway? To some people it means to reduce fat intake. To others, they cut back on sugar, sodium or foods high in cholesterol. While diet fads may sound tempting, it doesn't work. The best way to eat healthy is to make healthy choices when it comes to foods.
Think of your favorite food. Mine would be a warm bowl of chili to get through a cold winter day. I can still have my chili if I chose to substitute the unhealthy ingredients for better alternatives. Take for example my healthy turkey chili. This bowl of goodness is a tasty alternative to the traditional bowl of chili. Here's why:
- Turkey has less fat and less cholesterol than ground beef.
- I used low-sodium ingredients.
- There are plenty of vegetable servings per bowl.
- Be guilt-free with non-fat sour cream.
- Made in the slow-cooker for 8 hours so you're not stressing with meal preps.
So if you're thinking about making better food choices, try this healthy turkey chili recipe for size.
Healthy Turkey Chili
1 lb lean turkey
1 zucchini squash, diced
1 yellow onion,diced
4 sweet baby bell peppers, diced
2 celery stalks, diced
pack of low sodium chili seasoning
1 cup of low sodium vegetable broth
1 large can of Rotel's mild diced tomatoes and green chilies
Optional: diced green onions and non-fat sour cream
Combine all ingredients into a slow cooker and let it set on high for 8 hours. Stir well and serve. Add salt and pepper to taste (but not too much salt). Add green onions and non-fat sour cream if you like it creamy.
This bowl of healthy turkey chili is good for your body and soul. Even my health-nut mom approves. Let me know your thoughts.