Recipes: Easy, Healthy Dinners

Turkey Chili

Easy, tasty and good for you because of a few secret ingredients! Double it and freeze half for later.

Large onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 lbs. ground turkey
1 can Ro-Tel – diced tomatoes and chilies with a little kick
1 28 oz. can crushed organic tomatoes
1 can beans of choice. Red kidney, black or garbanzo
3 Zucchini shredded *
4 Carrots, shredded *
1/3 cup freshly milled flax**
1 Tbls turmeric ***
Pinch of chili powder or cayenne to taste
Salt and pepper to taste

* A mandolin makes this a cinch. Feel free to add other veggies like beets, broccoli stalks, or  too.
**Flax is a great source of fiber, omega-3s and lignans
*** Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric. It has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant.

How to:

Add turkey, onion and garlic to large (5 qt.) pot.
Sauté over medium until all meat is browned. Drain.
Add tomatoes, beans, veggies and Turmeric. Mix well. It will appear dry, don’t worry.The moisture from the zucchini will be released making it more liquid. 
Simmer on medium low for at least thirty minutes stirring occasionally.
Add flax. Mix well.

Adjust seasonings. Serve with a big green salad. 

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