Challenge Friendly Chili

I am a huge fan of intense flavors! It’s probably the reason why I loved condiments so much. I had no idea then how bad they were for you and used far too much on a regular basis. Since starting the 6-week challenge with Josh at GoFitnessNiagara I have learned a lot about the foods I used eat and how to make healthy substitutions for the foods I loved. Flavour is something I continue to work on and this weekend gave me the opportunity to experiment with making chili. Anytime I had chili in the past it was made with a prepackaged seasoning but this time I thought I would be creative and adventurous! The outcome was fantastic and the best part was that it was sooo easy! Never again will I buy prepackaged seasoning.




1 can crushed tomatoes
1 can spaghetti sauce (I used Neal Brothers Organic Roasted Garlic)
1 can red kidney beans (rinsed)
1 can black beans (rinsed)
1/2 red onion chopped
1 baby red bell pepper chopped
1 baby orange bell pepper chopped
1lb ground turkey/beef (browned)

Homemade Chili Seasoning:
2 tsp Chili powder
1 tsp pink Himalayan salt
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1/8 tsp garlic powder                                   1/8 tumeric

Combine all ingredients into a crockpot, mix well, and cook on low for 4-6hrs.

Makes 11 servings of 1 cup each.

Nutrition information per serving: Cal=255, Fat=7.8g, CarbS=30.7, Protien=18.1g