Vegan Freekeh Chili (in Bell Peppers)

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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 215
Protein 11g
Fat 3g
Carbs 41g
Total Time

Instead of your traditional chili recipes, why not try some vegan chili recipes?  Vegetarian chilies amp up the fiber content in the diet to help athletes leading up to game day. Most chili in the world have high amounts of beef, sour cream, and chili powder. These foods are delicious, but they can often weigh down heavy on the digestive system and be draining during work out periods. This takes away from an overall perfect work out, which in turn takes away from your perfect body.  If you’re really craving sour cream for this, cashew sour cream is now available as a delicious vegan option. If you have an instant pot or slow cooker, you could make a lot for your weeknight meals. 


Animal products are dense and complex. They contain a high amount of both saturated fat and sugars. They are known to be hard to deal with for the immune system and can cause high amounts of inflammation. All this is draining on the body, it will rob you of energy and make you feel sluggish. Animal products contain a high load of proteins and cholesterol which can be good a little bit at the end of a day of working out, but eating this food during the day can drain energy and is not a good idea to load up on before a heavy exercise session.     


Reducing your animal products earlier in the day will also come with an increase in fiber consumption which will help to keep you light as you train hard to become the ultimate athlete. Being the ultimate athlete requires the ultimate diet and by consuming extra fiber from a meatless chili, you can help to get rid of the residual toxins from your body.   



With a pinch of cilantro (which helps to get rid of heavy metals), it will not only look delicious but taste delicious as well. Feel confident that when you make this recipe that you will have fuel to work out to your maximum. Just make sure to also drink a lot of water while you’re on your exercise regiment since both heavy physical activity and fiber strong foods require extra hydration.  


I hope you enjoyed these tips on making the most out of this ultimate vegan chili recipe. Please drop me a comment or message below to let me know!


Vegan Freekeh Chili (in Bell Peppers)


for 8 servings:

  • 2 cups cooked freekeh (or quinoa)
  • 1 can (15oz) tomato sauce (no salt added)
  •  2 vine tomatoes
  • 2 cups vegetable broth (low sodium)
  • 1 can (15oz) dark red kidney beans
  • 1 can (15oz) black beans
  • 1.75 cup frozen corn
  • 1 cup red onion (chopped)
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 cup cilantro (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • Seasonings:
    • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
    • 1 tsp coriander
    • 1/2 tsp gumbo file (or 1 tsp cumin)
    • 1 tsp chipotle chili pepper

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