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Easy Bison Chili Meal Prep

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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.

One of my favorite (post-workout) meals is undoubtedly chili.  It can be lean, hearty and flavorful. Besides playing around with the spices – sometimes I’ll make it hot, other times I’ll make it spicy and fragrant, and other times I’ll add a hint of sweetness, like today’s recipe.

I get a lot of questions from fitness enthusiasts and professional (and aspiring) athletes on what to eat after working out or a game.   This meal right here is what I would recommend.

And the cool thing about chili is, you can make it even more interesting by pairing it with your favorite complex carbohydrates such as brown rice or quinoa.  In today’s video,  I show 3 amazing pairings for post-workout success: sweet potato, baked plantain, and cauliflower mash.

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Bison Chili Recipe

Ingredients

 

bison chili meal prep

Ingredients for 5 servings:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 1/2 lb 95% lean ground bison (or choice of lean 95% protein or veggie protein)
    • PRO-TIP: take a protein veggie patty, chop it up in a skillet and use it like you would ground meat.
  • Seasonings
    • 1 tablespoon chili powder
    • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
    • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    • pinch of sea salt & pepper
  • 2 cups unsalted beef stock (or broth)
  • 5 heaping tablespoons tomato paste (OR 2/3 cup tomato sauce)
  • sea salt & pepper to taste
  • garnish
    • jalapeno
    • cilantro
Steps
  1. Set a nonstick skillet on medium heat.  Once hot, toss in oil, garlic, onion and bell pepper.  Cook until the onions are softer and brown and slightly translucent.
  2. Add the meat to the skillet and chop it up as it cooks.  As the meat continues to cook, add the seasonings.  And continue cooking.
  3. Pour in beef stock and tomato paste and fold everything together.  Reduce the heat to a light simmer, then cover and cook for at least 25 minutes, then allow it to slightly cool off the heat  to thicken.
  4. Garnish and enjoy with your choice of rice, sweet potato, cauliflower mash or plantain!

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Quick Herb Cauliflower Mash

Ingredients

bison chili meal prep
Ingredients for 3 servings:

  • 1lb (~4 cups) frozen cauliflower florets (steam-able bags)
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons dried chives
  • 1/3 cup 2% Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced (optional)
  • 1/4 shredded parmesan (optional)
  • sea salt & pepper to taste
Steps
  1. Prep the frozen cauliflower in the microwavable steam bag as directed on the package.  Alternatively, bring a shallow pot of water to a boil, place raw cauliflower florets in a steamer basket  and steam until soft, about 15-20 minutes.
  2. Add the steamed cauliflower to a bowl along with the remaining ingredients.  Use a hand-mixer (recommended) or a potato masher.
  3. Season to taste with sea salt & pepper.
Calories
65
Protein
7g
Fat
1g
Carbs
8g
Sodium
Fiber
4g
Sugar
5g
About the author

FitMenCook

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.