Day 30: Healthy Turkey Chili

I made a big ‘ol pot of Turkey Chili today, and it is delicious – healthy too!


I used ground turkey instead of ground beef when making this chili. It is much healthier and lower in fat than ground beef. 1 cup of the turkey chili is less than 300 calories, less than 7g of fat, contains 24g protein & 27g of carbs (good carbs from the beans). When buying Ground Turkey, you should make sure you get the lean cut (i.e. 93/7). They also carry a 85/15 and the packaging looks the same except for the fat content – so beware! I entered all of the ingredients at my favorite calorie tracking website, and it gave me all of the nutritional information. Serving size is 1 cup:

Healthy Chili

This recipe yields about 16 one cup servings. Ingredients needed:

  • 3 pounds of lean ground turkey (93/7)
  • 3 cans of dark red kidney beans
  • 1 can of black beans
  • 1 large can of tomato sauce
  • 1 onion
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 2 cups of fresh salsa

Making it is super easy:

  1. Brown Turkey in frying pan
  2. Dump Tomato Sauce, beans and salsa into large pot
  3. Sautee onion and garlic together in frying pan
  4. Drain meat, add to large pot
  5. Add onions and garlic to large pot
  6. Add Chili Powder to taste to large pot
  7. Simmer for a few hours, adding water and stirring occasionally as some evaporates

Pot of Chili

Mmmmmmm. Enjoy!