Clean Turkey Chili

Just when we thought summer was officially here in the south, we get a cold, rainy few days.  I’m not complaining though…..because I’ve been craving some chili and it just doesn’t seem right to make chili on an 80 degree day.  Sooo, I took advantage of the chilly weather and put my favorite recipe to the test.  And I’ll tell you the one thing that’s better than a warm bowl of chilly on a cold evening – a warm leftover bowl of chili for lunch the next day!  I swear this stuff is even better a day or two after I make it!

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What I love most about this recipe is the fact that you literally have no idea that its turkey instead of beef.  And its the right combo of tomatoes, meat, beans, and spice!

Here’s the recipe if you want to give it a try!

Clean Turkey Chili:

1lb ground turkey

2 tbsp. olive oil

1 clove of garlic, minced

1 small onion chopped

1 tsp salt

1 tsp dried basil

chili powder to taste (I probably use about 1/4 a cup)

1/2 tsp oregano

1/4 tsp black pepper

1 can (60 oz) stewed tomatoes

1 can (16 oz) kidney beans

Directions:

Heat oil in large saucepan

add garlic and saute for 30 seconds

Add onion and cook over med high heat until onions begin to brown

Add turkey – cook until no longer pink

Add salt, chili powder, oregano, basil and black pepper, stirring well

Add tomatoes and beans (undrained)

Simmer at least 15 minutes (I like to let it simmer for about an hour!)

Garnish with cheese, greek yogurt.  I sometimes like to add some diced avocado as well

Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

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Better Late than Never…

So, I finished up the “MY30” last week (if you follow me on FB or IG, you know why I changed it to “My30″….if you don’t follow me, here’s the post https://www.facebook.com/GMBFitLife/photos/a.1569021006718125.1073741828.1568136586806567/1886006688352887/?type=3&theater) .  30 days done.  And you know what?  Wasn’t all that bad.  I actually learned to ENJOY healthy food again.  I learned that I don’t need a sweet treat after I eat.  I learned that, although enjoyable, I don’t NEED a glass of wine every night.

As my Day 30 was approaching, people started asking me what I was going to eat first, or when I was going to have wine.  Here’s the thing…..if I reverted back to my old habits, then what was the point?  If I didn’t learn anything, then why did I do it?!  I have had a glass of wine here and there and I’ve allowed myself to be a little more lenient on what I eat and what I don’t.  But for the most part?  I’m keeping my foods as clean as possible.  I’m still eating some of my favorites from the 30 days.  I’m still going easy on the sugar and I am overall making better choices than I was before.  And it’s easier.  Easier to choose the salad over the pizza. Easier to choose the water over wine.

Another little bonus?  Between changing my diet and continuing with my workouts, I’m down about 4-5 pounds and I can SEE and FEEL a difference in my body and the way my clothes fit.  It feels damn good too!

I’m a clean eater for the most part, but sometimes it takes a little reset to see results!  If you’re looking to make changes in your diet, you just don’t know where to start, shoot me an email at gmbfitlife@gmail.com and let’s chat!