The longer the temperature continues to drop, the better the satisfying bowl of chili. The fulfilling combination of meat, beans, peppers, herbs, and spices is packed with hearty portions of fiber and protein to make you feel full for a long time.
With a foundation that is easy to build and customize, our list of healthy chili recipes is sure to have at least one bowl that you love. We have never been afraid to profess our undying affection for chili, but chilies are not without their dangers, such as sodium levels soaring and dependence on fatty ground beef. If you’re looking for chili recipes to help you lose weight, here are some of our favorites.
Smokey Crockpot Chili
This Pot-pot chili recipe is excellent in flavor in spades with smoky chipotle peppers, a hoppy IPA, and plenty of cumin and chili powder to tie it all together. Go ahead and use ground turkey to build up the flavor, then season the beef with a bit of chocolate.
Easy Chili and DIY Chili Powder
But there is one truth on which all severe chili heads can agree: the fundamental importance of good chili powder. That means avoiding the bottled supermarket stuff and making your own secret spice powder. It is a beginner’s powder that requires nothing more than roasting two different dried chiles and pulverizing them in a coffee grinder. The chunks are then poured into a well.
Use leftover food to rub steak tips, dip or dust on mango slices, etc.
Copycat Wendy’s Chili
Because Wendy’s website is a clear list of ingredients, it is easy to work this recipe together. The ingredient list is chili pepper-based on tomatoes, chili peppers, pink beans, kidney beans, onions, celery, green peppers, minced meat, chili peppers, garlic powder, and spices.
Instant Pot Chili
This recipe is perfect for anyone trying a low-carb diet. You can even make it into your instant pot.
Pumpkin Mole Chili
This autumn recipe combines a whole can of pumpkin with classic chili ingredients such as canned onions, minced meat, tomatoes, and beans. The taste of the spices in traditional chili is the sweet taste of pumpkin. Thanks to a few tablespoons of cocoa powder and a can of diced green chilies, this chili recipe is packed with Mexican mole sauce flavor. Anaheim chiles and poblano peppers add an extra spice that will satisfy lovers of all spicy things.
Green Turkey Chili with White Beans
With jalapeno peppers and a glass of Salsa Verde, this tasty dish is mild and spicy. Skip the added salt and swap the regular chicken broth for an organic low-sodium broth that’s perfect for lunch. With 359 calories per serving and 425 grams of lean protein, it won’t leave your stomach growling for long.
Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Chicken Chickpea Chili
No additional cooking is required to prepare this dish properly. It is sure to delight the whole family, and you can add all the ingredients to the crockpot and wait.
Autumn demands warm, savory soups, and there is no better way to welcome the new season than with a generous helping of chilies. Ditch the extra salt and garnish your dish with creamy avocados and spicy herbs such as coriander.
Chili Chicken Soup with Bell Pepper and Hominy
This hearty meal gets chili powder grated chicken, zesty lime, and fiery sriracha that will make us long for a trip to Spain. Chilies have a whopping 42 grams of protein thanks to the chicken, which will surely make them one of the tastiest and healthiest chicken recipes ever.
Easy 30-Minute Homemade White Chicken Chili
This dish is also rich in vitamin B6, which helps maintain blood sugar. Not to mention that the fragrant Vidalia onions and spicy jalapeno chilies make a perfect sweet and spicy blend.