The Big Chili

The Big Chili

Starring a healthy protein and studded with veggies, this dish transforms mere comfort food into a nutritional blockbuster.

Turkey chickpea chili with veggies
Cook Time
40 minutes


1 small
1 Tbsp.
1 medium diced
1 medium diced
1 crushed
2 tsp.
1/8 tsp.
1 tsp. (sweet) (optional)
1 15-oz can (low sodium)
1 cup (can also substitute water if desired)
1 15-oz can
1 10-oz container

1. Sauté onions in olive oil in a large, heavy-bottomed pot, like a Dutch oven, for 3 to 5 minutes on medium heat, or until the edges turn golden.

2. Add sweet potato, pepper, meat, garlic, and spices, and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes (careful not to burn the garlic).

3. Add chickpeas, water or broth, and canned tomatoes, and let simmer on medium for 25 minutes, or until the sweet potato is tender.
(You can also cook this on medium-low for up to an hour.)

4. Add spinach and cook for 2 to 3 minutes to wilt down the greens.

5. Garnish with your favorite toppings: cilantro, scallions, thinly sliced radishes, avocado, a squeeze of lime, or Greek yogurt instead of sour cream.

Nutrition Information

Calories 457
Carbs 49 g
Protein 37 g
Saturated fat 2 g
Sodium 179 mg
Potassium 1287 mg
Fiber 15 g
Sugar 10 g
Calcium 157 mg