Cozy Fall Chili

ChiliCozy Fall Chili is the perfect meal for Halloween night!  If you have children, I’m sure you’re too busy getting them ready for trick-or-treating to focus on cooking a fancy meal!  This slow cooker chili recipe can be thrown together earlier in the day, so that it’s ready just in time for your pre-fun dinner.

I love cooking with beans, because they have a lot of fiber, resistant starch, protein, iron, vitamin B, and minerals.  Diets rich in fiber have been shown to help fight cancer, heart disease, and many other health problems.  Resistant starch feeds the healthy flora in your gut, but is not absorbed as calories.  It makes you feel full, without putting on extra weight.  Beans are certainly a superfood, and they taste so good in chili!

I try to use organic foods if they are canned or dried.  Organic goods are less likely to contain chemicals, preservatives, and other toxins, including BPA.  They are not always free of these toxins, just because they say “organic,” but people who care about organic products also tend to care about the toxins.  I know that Trader Joe’s organic canned goods are all BPA free.  It’s worth a few extra pennies to me to avoid those things!  You can spend your money and time on a healthy kitchen now, or on doctors and drugs later on.

Before we get to the recipe for the chili, I want to invite you to join with others who are making healthy changes.  I’d love to walk alongside you in your journey towards wholeness and health! Jesus said, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full!”  Freedom from food addictions is part of having a truly full life.  

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Serves 10-12

All you have to do is combine all of the ingredients in your 6 quart slow cooker, and cook the chili until the meat is fully cooked.  If you’re starting in the morning use the low setting.  If you only have a couple hours, use high.  Make sure to put the turkey meat on the bottom, so it will get the most heat.  If you want really tiny chunks of meat, break up the chunk of turkey when you first put it in the crock pot.  If you prefer bigger chunks, wait until the meat is cooked to break it up.  Serve in bowls, sprinkled with cheese and green onions.  Enjoy!


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