$3 Spicy Turkey Chili (Chili Picante de Pavo)

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My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

Calories 362
Protein 43g
Fat 3g
Carbs 42g
Total Time

Hi fit foodies! Here’s another dish I’m going to present to you that you can prepare at the beginning of the week — Spicy turkey chili!

It is similar to a recipe called chili con carne (meaning “chili with meat”), originating from southern Texas. This dish is frequently used in cooking competitions and is also served as another ingredient for other recipes such as in chili dog and in chili burger.

The spicy turkey chili recipe is very easy to make. Just season the ground turkey with seasonings  — paprika, garlic, onion powder, cumin, cayenne powder, and low sodium chili powders.

Then, cook the ground meat and slowly add the other ingredients — veggies, tomato paste, corn, and black beans. Boom! Turkey chilis ready to serve!

You can also put it in different containers, freeze it, and then defrost it a night before in the refrigerator. The next day, heat it in the microwave or transfer it to a baking dish and set it in the oven.

If you want to make this more or less spicier, you can adjust the combination of the number of seasonings you’ll put into the dish. You can also use ground beef, aside from turkey, to cook beef chili instead.

This spicy turkey is perfect to serve for lunches, dinner parties, game day, or even St. Patrick’s Day. It is also a good source of potassium, calcium, protein, and dietary fibers.

Already craving for this awesome dish? Include this now on your list of chili recipes! Also, remember to send an email or leave a comment below on how this recipe turned out for you.

I love reading and knowing all of your insights as well as your alterations, made to suit your special diets and make it look more delicious.

To me, nothing is far greater than being able to give you ideas for healthy but filling meal plans. The same goes for making it easier for you to attain your weight loss and fitness goals — without depriving yourselves of your favorite dishes by making a healthier version of it.

Have a great spicy day everyone!

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$3 Spicy Turkey Chili (Chili Picante de Pavo)

  • 25 oz lean ground turkey
  • 2.5 cups black beans
  • 1/4 cup corn
  • 1/2 cooked brown & wild rice

Approx macros for 1 lunch

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