Healthy Turkey Chili

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When it’s cold outside I love a good bowl of warm chili, I swear it’s good for the soul.There’s nothing that warms my belly more than a big delicious bowl of chili. Unfortunately, a bowl can be loaded with saturated fat and if you are not careful it can cost you. My turkey chili will be sure to satisfy without packing on the pounds.

Ingredients:
1 pound lean ground turkey
3 15-ounce cans red kidney beans, drained
3 14.5-ounce cans chopped tomatoes (try to find some with reduced sodium)
1 cup water
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1 teaspoon dried basil
Lean turkey, beans and veggies make a great combo for a high-fiber, protein-filled meal. Kidney beans are rich in soluble fiber, which can help many digestive disorders. They are also low in sodium and a good source of potassium, iron, manganese, folate, copper and zinc. Because of their nutritional qualities, consuming beans as part of a healthy diet can help reduce blood pressure and lower certain risk factors for disease, including cancer.

Optional Toppings:
Top this dish with fat free, grated cheddar cheese, diced onion and fat free sour cream for extra flavor and protein without the fat.
grated cheddar cheese
diced onion
sour cream
Instructions:
Heat a large stockpot over medium heat until hot. Add ground turkey, and cook until browned.
Add the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer on low heat for two hours.
Garnish with optional toppings if desired.
Nutrition Content (1 cup serving):

282 calories, 39 g carbohydrate, 20 g protein

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