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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Low Cal Yummy Recipe Its Quick & Easy too!

I thought I'd share a recipe with you that I just made for dinner for tonight.  It only takes about 5-10 minutes to prepare and is ready to eat in 30 minutes.

Carroll Shelby's Chili Kit -Healthy Style!!

First you have to buy the box of chili mix, I get it at Vons where all the packet items are near the tomato sauce.

I pretty much follow the directions on the packet, but I use the following ingredients:

2 Tbsp Olive Oil
1/2 yellow onion, diced
2 pkg- Jennie-O Lean ground turkey
1 15 oz can unsalted diced tomatoes
2 8 oz cans unsalted tomato sauce
1 1/2 - 2 cups water
1 15 oz can unsalted pinto beans
1 15 oz can unsalted black beans
1 15 oz can low sodium kidney beans (couldn't find unsalted)
1 15 oz can unsalted whole kernel corn

I use the entire spice packet, 1/2 the salt packet, a pinch of the cayenne packet and only 1/2 the masa flour packet (all packets in chili kit).

1 cup serving:      253 Calories, Fat 7.13 g, Carbs 28.6 g, Protein 17.45 g
1.5 cup serving:  397 Calories, Fat 11.2 g, Carbs 45 g, Protein 27.4 g

There are 11-1 cup servings in a pot and 7-1.5 cup servings in a pot.  I sprinkle diced onion on top and 1 ounce (1 Tbsp) of pro-biotic monterery jack cheese on top or skim mozarella which adds about 50 more calories.

Skip the bread or corn bread and have a small crunchy salad on the side, or better yet, top your lettuce greens with the chili for a different version of taco salad!!  Then you don't need dressing, maybe just some salsa, hope you like it!

After eating it, I must say it was a little bland, so I added Mrs. Dash Extra Spicy seasoning and it was great!!  (you can even ask him!)  Just try not to add salt, you don't want to get puffy :).

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