Updated: Feb 27
This bowl of hearty chili is packed full of vital recovery nutrients! It's the perfect meal to make with any of your Thanksgiving or Christmas Turkey leftovers. Super simple, one pot dish, that will leave you so satisfied and warm during these cold winter months.
Turkey is a quality protein, with all essential amino acids. Turkey also has a good ratio of fats, and is a great source of tryptophan, which, as a precursor to serotonin, can help with mood & relaxation.
Jalapeños are low in calories and full of vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants. They can also help lower blood pressure, burn fat for weight loss, ease headaches, heal inflammation, & ease nasal congestion. Which is much needed this time of year.
Packed with energy-boosting iron, cumin is an ordinary-looking little seed with extraordinary health benefits. One teaspoon contains almost a quarter of your recommended daily value of iron. Cumin helps with metabolism, digestion, immune health, & possible cancer protection for the stomach & liver.
Oregano is packed with fiber to aid digestion, & vitamins A, C, E, & K to boost the immune system, provide antioxidant power to protect against cell damage from free radicals, & prevent unwanted blood clotting. (see my blog post about blueberries for more info on antioxidants for recovery here)
1 chopped onion
minced garlic (to your desire)
1.5 cups turkey
1 tbsp ground cumin
1 tbsp ground oregano
ground cayenne to taste
salt & pepper to taste
1 can cannellini beans
3 cups chicken or vegetable broth
In a large pot over medium heat, combine the onion, and garlic
Sauté for 10 minutes, or until onion is translucent. Add the turkey, jalapenos, cumin, oregano, beans, cayenne pepper to taste and S&P to taste, & broth. Simmer on low for at least one hour.
Add 1-2 tbsp of arrowroot to thicken as needed.
Choose your toppings & Enjoy!