Healthy Chili Recipes

healthy chili recipes

These healthy chili recipes are ideal for those times when you need to feed a lot of people. A pot of chili goes a long way and is nutritious and filling. Chili is also excellent when frozen and reheated, making it a good choice for those who don't want to cook every day of the week. Make a large pot of it and freeze it in smaller batches for an easy meal during the week, or a healthy lunch to take to work.

Chili is high in nutrients, especially protein, vitamin C and iron. You also get a good amount of fiber from a bowl of chili, which is great for your digestive system and reduces your risk of cancer.

Capsaicin, the phytochemical found in chile peppers (and what makes them hot) has a number of healthful properties:

  • Boosts the immune system with vitamin A
  • Regulates blood sugar
  • Curbs your craving for fats and sweets
  • Increases your metabolic rate
  • Fights inflammation
  • Relieves congestion and prevents sinusitis
  • Releases endorphins and serotonin which make you feel happy

So make a big pot of chili to enjoy with friends and family, and see your health improve at the same time!

Chili con Carne

Turkey Chili

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