Yep. I'm still riding the healthy eating train! One taste of this delicious turkey chili may cause you to doubt it's healthiness though. It's packed full of flavor, it's hearty, satisfying, and downright yummilicious!
I love being able to amp up the flavor of my dishes with lots of spices and herbs. Some of my favorite flavors are the smoky, deep, Earthy ones. Like chipotle peppers, cinnamon, and cardamom. Which makes this chili perfect, because it contains all three of those spices. Yay! Lucky me.... and lucky you, once you've made the recipe! I'll share the recipe with you in just a bit. First, I wanna share some great information and a giveaway with you!
As I continue my efforts at weight loss, I'm learning just how nasty my addiction to carbohydrates is. It seems like the things I'm craving the most are the ones that contain huge amounts of unhealthy, simple carbohydrates. I'm not really craving them in sugar form too much, but when it comes to breads, chips, and pastas, I'm completely crazy for them. I'm reciting the "all good things in moderation" mantra daily. Of course, I've also found some awesome low-carb products that have become my Godsend.
One of those products are chips made by a company called Food Should Taste Good.
The good folks at FSTG were generous enough to send me a few bags of their chips to sample, and I have to say that if ever a snack chip were made for me, it would be the chips from FSTG. No kidding...I'm pretty picky about my snack chips, but the ones I tried are REALLY delicious! They satisfy my desire for something crunchy and salty without packing on the carbohydrates, and they don't taste like they're healthy. I tried the sweet potato kettle chips and if I hadn't known that they were healthy, I never would have guessed it! Because they contain healthy ingredients like flax, quinoa, sunflower seeds, and whole grains, they're much higher in fiber and protein than ordinary chips, which helps to bring the net carb totals down. Don't misunderstand. They're not carb-free or anything, but they're PERFECT for people who are looking for a healthier alternative for their snack cravings. A one ounce portion (about 15 chips) of the Sweet Potato Kettle Chips calculates out to be only 4 Weight Watchers Points Plus. The Cheddar Tortilla Chips calculated out that way, too. Not too shabby for a snack or as a side with a sandwich or soup. Like my turkey chili! I had a serving of the Cheddar Tortilla chips with it. You can them in the photo up above. They were perfect for dipping, too.
The healthy news gets even BETTER, though! The FSTG products are all natural, certified Kosher, gluten-free, and they contain NO preservatives. HALLELUIAH! I can finally read a label and pronounce EVERY word in the ingredient list. "Sweet potatoes, sundflower oil, sea salt." That's it... none of that gross High Fructose Corn Syrup or GMO's. This is REAL food, gang!
I love that they have so many varieties to choose from, too.
There are EIGHTEEN different tortilla flavors to choose from, 4 different flavors of kettle cooked chips, and they produce brown rice crackers, too! With flavors like onion, cheddar, BBQ, salt & vinegar, Kimchi, hemp, jalapeno, and even CHOCOLATE, there's bound to be a flavor for everyone's taste. I can't wait to get my hands on a bag of those chocolate tortilla chips!
Because they want you to try these chips out, too, the company has generously offered to send a sample box of products to one of my lucky readers!
For the rest of you...If you can't find them in your local store, you can purchase them through the company's online shop. OH, and they asked me to let you know that they have a great following on their social media pages. They've been known to give away products and coupons, too, so you might want to go and "like" them up on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter!
To enter for a chance to win a sample box of products, use the Rafflecopter form below my chili recipe. I'm VERY sorry to my international friends, but this giveaway is only open to residents of the United States. I'll select a winner at random on Tuesday, April 23rd. The winner will be announced here and will also be sent an email. If I haven't heard back within 48 hours, I'll select another winner. GOOD LUCK!
Promotional Disclaimer: In exchange for this review post, I was provided with full-sized bags of products to sample. No monetary or other compensation was provided. I tasted and reviewed the chips on my own terms. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.
Now... on to the CHILI!
- 16 oz uncooked 99% fat-free ground turkey breast
- 1 medium green bell pepper, diced
- 1 medium yellow onion, diced small
- 15.5 oz can dark red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
- 8 oz canned tomato sauce
- 14.5 oz canned diced tomatoes, undrained
- 4.25 oz can diced green chiles, drained
- 1 Tablespoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder.
- Kosher salt, to taste
- 1/2 cup shredded reduced fat cheddar cheese
- Cook turkey in a large non-stick soup pot over medium high heat. After 2-3 minutes, add the bell pepper and onion. Cook until turkey has browned and vegetables are semi-soft, about 4-5 more minutes.
- Add all remaining ingredients, except for cheddar cheese. Turn heat to high, bringing items to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 10-15 minutes to allow flavors to combine.
- Ladle into bowls and garnish each serving with 1 Tablespoon shredded cheese*