Chili Contest: Entry 6

Gooood morning! I hope you are enjoying a wonderful weekend!

Friday night with Gina and Nick was a blast! We went to Gina’s work at Market District in Columbus and It. Was. Packed! I settled on a salad and a spicy coconut chicken curry that I think Mr. Prevention ended up eating most of ;). It was good but VERY spicy, even for me! I didn’t take any pictures, sorry! But if you’re in the Columbus area, be sure to check Market District out. I’m not even sure how to describe it any better than a foodie’s dream come true. They have just about everything and anything in one location and it’s all so fresh!!

Our Saturday was status quo – chili and college football! I wouldn’t have it any other way. Our beloved Illini pulled out a nice win, so we were happy to see that! We went for a walk with Lily, meal planned for the week, and Mr. Prevention surprised me with a reservation to a restaurant I’ve been wanting to try. It was delicious! ๐Ÿ˜€ …and trรจs romantique! Ooo la la! ๐Ÿ˜‰

I strongly considered struggling through a workout yesterday, but decided against it. I pushed through a run on Friday and I am still SO sore from my upper body routine. I plan to do lower body + my hockey game tomorrow. I never would’ve imagined getting back into a strength groove would be this painful! Oy!

The Best Turkey Chili from Bella’s Bistro

1.5 lb. ground turkey
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
1 yellow onion, diced
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1 Tbsp olive oil
3 cans reduced-sodium tomato soup
1 can pink beans (I used pinto)
2 1/2 Tbsp chili powder
2 tsp cayenne pepper
salt & pepper to taste
Sour cream, cheddar cheese, green onions, etc. for toppings*


Finely dice peppers and onion.ย  Add to a large pot with olive oil.ย  Saute until just cooked โ€“ about 6 minutes.

Add turkey and brown completely.ย  Drain off any excess fat.

Add garlic and stir to combine.

Next, add the soup, seasonings and beans along with 2 cans of water.ย  Stir to combine completely.

Simmer on low for 45 minutes with the cover on. Remove cover and cook an additional 20-30 minutes to thicken. Serves 6.

Nutrition Information (per serving): 333 calories; 3.8 g. fat; 70 mg. cholesterol; 1013 mg. sodium; 43 g. carbohydrate; 8.2 g. fiber; 35.2 g. protein

*Toppings not included in nutrition information

Result: Mr. Prevention and I both really liked this chili…it hit the spot! If I were to make it again, I would omit the water and just add 2 cans of soup…it was more like a chili soup and I do prefer a heartier soup. Plus, that would help lower the sodium content quite a bit. Overall, it was good, had some spice with the cayenne, and it was healthy, albeit high in sodium (all chili recipes thus far are…it’s hard to reduce)!

Question: What brand of gym shoes do you wear?

Just curious! I am loyal to Asics…they fit my fat feet like a glove! ๐Ÿ˜‰



Filed under dining out, exercise, friends, fruits and vegetables, garlic, grocery store, recipe, restaurant, salad

11 responses to “Chili Contest: Entry 6

  1. Had a ton of fun on Saturday. And yes, your meal was SPICY! But delicious. I’m going to have to do more research to find a good dish I can have without garlic or onion (not including sushi).

    The chili looks great. If Nick and I ever come over, I would definitely eat that (despite the garlic…I’ll suffer for the goodness!).

    P.S I just read you know who’s blog. It’s another classic…if you know what I mean ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. sunflowerdaisies

    Looks like a really good recipe. My last two pairs have been Asics. I really like them too.

  3. That chili looks so great! I love the cheese and green onions on top! Yummy!

  4. A foodie’s dream come true pretty much sums it up! It I’ve ever in the Columbus area I’d love to check out Market District! The chili looks delicious!

  5. How fun that you get to hang out with Gina, I love her blog! I wish we had a Giant Eagle Market District here, it sounds awesome. As does the chili, without the beans ๐Ÿ™‚
    Tennis shoes have been a big deal for me since I started (trying) to run…I currently have Under Armour and they fit really good (I have a narrow heel which causes a lot of slipping, therefore, blisters!) but these work great.

  6. Re: shoes, Nike and Reebok fit my wide feet very well.

    My last shoe purchase was a pair of New Balance and they’ve been pretty good to me too…

  7. wow that looks amazing…lovely colour and yummy dish…

  8. This chili looks delicious! I love that you used ground turkey…I’ve been replacing beef with lean turkey in a lot of places lately. As for running shoes…I love Nike.

  9. Glad you and Gina had a nice time! That is so neat how you two first knew each other through blogs and now hang out!
    That chili sounds delish. I am looking forward to more chili now that the weather is cooling down.

  10. I agree. I much prefer a thick chili than a soupy one.

    I wear adidas runners. I also have the vibram five fingers that I have been easing myself into.

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