Why should you make it?

You don’t have to spend more than 20-30 minutes in the kitchen and it hits all the major nutritional food groups.

You can also make it once and eat it for multiple meals, which ultimately saves time.

Another perk is that it’s very low in fat, by using ground turkey instead of ground beef, and high in vitamins and other nutrients from all the veggies.

Plus, it feeds a small crowd. Double all the ingredients in the list below, and feed a larger group.

Contributed Photo

Contributed Photo

Crock-pots, which you can buy for less than $20 at Wal-mart or Target, can be reused to make soups and other warm meals.

You can find this recipe at twopeasandtheirpod.com


– 1½ teaspoons olive oil

– 1 pound lean ground turkey

– 5 garlic cloves, minced

– 1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed

– 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed

– 1 can sweet corn kernels, drained and rinsed

– 1 red bell pepper, chopped small

– 1 green bell pepper, chopped small

– 1 yellow onion, chopped small

– 1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes

– 2 cups water

– 1 packet of salt free chili seasoning (makes it easier than buying all the spices individually)

– 1 container of fat free sour cream (optional- to serve with it)

– 1 packet of reduced fat yellow cheddar cheese (optional- to serve with it)


1. Heat the oil in a large pan over medium heat. (This can also be done in a big pot if prefered.)

2. Add the turkey and cook until browned, stirring to break it up as it cooks.

3. Add the chopped onion, red bell pepper and garlic and cook for a few minutes, stirring until tender.

4. While that’s cooking prep the crock-pot. Add canned tomatoes, beans, corn and spices. Add water and stir to combine.

5. Once the turkey is cooked, add it to the crock-pot and stir to combine everything.

6. Turn crock-pot on high and let simmer for 2-3 hours, stirring every hour to distribute the heat.

7. At this point, the chili is ready to be served or packed up to last about four days in the fridge or two months in a freezer bag. Serve with a dollop of sour cream and sprinkle of cheddar cheese if desired.

8. Enjoy!

Kendra Snyder

Contributing Writer

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