This Vegetarian Chili Is The Perfect Healthy & Hearty Meal
When the weather grows cold, there’s nothing like a piping hot bowl of chili to warm you up from the inside.
However, while chili is the quintessential winter meal, it’s often quite heavy and greasy when made with ground beef. Sure, it’ll fill you up, but then you’ll feel overly full and bloated later.
Instead of weighing yourself down when the temperature outside drops, you should instead reach for this hearty vegetarian chili.Drink THIS Before Bed… Wake Up Feeling MUCH Less Pain
Even better, it’s so good for you, you won’t even mind adding a dollop of sour cream, a sprinkle of cheese, and a couple of slices of avocado to it!
FTH’s Hearty Vegetarian Chili (Grain-Free, Gluten-Free & Vegan Optional)
- 2 (15 oz) cans of kidney beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 (6 oz) can tomato paste
- 1 (15.5 oz) can crushed or diced tomatoes
- 1 Tbsp chili powder
- 2 tsp cumin
- ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 onion (white or yellow), diced
- 1 green bell pepper, diced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 yellow squash, chopped
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 avocado, ripe
- ¼ cup reduced-fat sour cream
- ¼ cup reduced-fat sharp cheddar
1) In a large saucepan, heat up olive oil. Add onion, bell pepper, garlic, and squash and saute until soft.
2) Add the two cans of kidney beans, tomato paste, and tomatoes. Stir in cayenne pepper, cumin, salt, and chili powder.
3) Heat and let the chili come to a simmer.
4) Remove from heat. Garnish each serving with 1 Tbsp of sour cream, 1 Tbsp of sharp cheddar, and ¼ of ripe avocado (to taste).
The Health Benefits Of Vegetarian Chili
This warm and hearty chili recipe is more than cozy and filling on a chilly night… it’s also packed with health benefits!
For example, did you know that chili peppers—and therefore chili powder—contain several important vitamins, nutrients, and minerals? These include vitamin C, B6, K1, and A… as well as copper and potassium.Your Body Can Repair Itself… Click Here to See How
Chili peppers are also quite well known for containing capsaicin. This is what gives them their spicy flavor.
However, capsaicin does more than give your mouth that burning-hot feeling. This plant compound also has metabolism-boosting properties, can reduce hunger, may lower your blood pressure, can reduce your risk of cancer, may prevent stomach ulcers, and could even relieve pain.
And those are the benefits of just chili powder! Since cayenne is a pepper as well, it holds many of the same benefits, particularly those of capsaicin.
The rest of the ingredients in this vegetarian chili also hold serious health benefits. Tomatoes, for instance, contain the antioxidant lycopene. Cumin can help treat diabetes, promote digestion, improve blood cholesterol, and fight inflammation.
And that avocado you use to top your bowl of chili? You probably know by now that avocados have some amazing health benefits!
Avocados are full of nutrients and vitamins, including fiber, folate, potassium, and vitamins E, C, K, B5, and B6. They are also a great source of heart-healthy fats that can reduce inflammation and lower your risk of cancer.Joint Pain GONE: Without Harmful Prescription Pills (Here’s How)…
So when you enjoy a warm bowl of this hearty vegetarian chili, you’re also giving your body a ton of health benefits. Now, there’s a good reason to take a second helping!
How This Chili Can Help Boost Your Metabolism… Plus Another Way To Easily Improve Your Metabolism
Even without any meat, this chili packs a big punch of protein.
That’s because those kidney beans are packed with protein—43 grams in just one cup of beans!
All of that protein makes this a very filling meal… so you won’t have to worry about being hungry again in half an hour (like happens to me with a lot of other soups).
Research has even shown that increasing your daily protein intake by only 15-30% can help you burn over 400 MORE calories per day!!
And in addition to simply eating more protein—like in this delicious, hearty chili—there are a couple other super easy and quick things (just like this) you can do to help boost your metabolism on a daily basis.
To find out what these 3 low-effort tricks are for improving your metabolism… plus exactly how much protein you need to eat for a max metabolism increase… click here: