Winter is the perfect time to whip out the chili recipe! Chili balances the colder weather and makes you feel warm and cozy. But some chili recipes can be a hindrance to your weight-loss goals. This vegetarian chili is both delicious and healthy, leaving you worry free!

Healthy Vegetarian Chili

Servings: 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. ground cumin
  • 2 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 15-ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 15-ounce can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 15-ounce can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup water (you may add more or less, depending on desired consistency)
  • 2 Tbsp. scallions, finely chopped (optional)

Directions:

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Place oil in deep pot over medium heat.

Add onions and garlic, and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes, or until onions are translucent.

Add jalapeño, bell pepper, cumin, chili powder, tomatoes and tomato sauce.

Bring to simmer.

Cook 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add beans and water. Simmer 25-30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Recipe adapted with permission from Healthy You! 14 Days to Quick and Permanent Weight Loss and a Healthier, Happier You.

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