Apple cider vinegar is the go-to natural health elixir, touted to do everything from lower cholesterol to decrease the risk of cancer to help you lose weight. While the research is inconclusive, this chili will keep you satisfied, as the fiber and protein help balance your blood sugar, which reduces cravings.
1 1/4 pound lean ground turkey or chicken
2 teaspoons light flavored olive oil
1 cup chopped onion
1 can (4 ounces) green chilies
3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
3/4 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 cans (15 ounces) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 1/2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
Hot sauce (optional)
1. Heat a large pot or stock pot over medium-high heat. Add turkey and cook until no longer pink, drain, and remove from pot. Wipe out pot with paper towel or wash if necessary.
2. Return pot to medium heat, add oil and onions, and sauté until softened, about 5 minutes. Add chilies, oregano, cumin, and cayenne and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 more minutes. Add beans and broth, increase heat to medium high, and bring to a simmer. Cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add vinegar and cooked turkey and cook for additional 5 minutes. Add additional cayenne and hot sauce, if desired.
Nutrition score per serving: 294 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated), 26g protein, 10g fiber, 3g sugars
Recipe provided by Lauren Harris-Pincus, R.D., and Kathy Siegel, R.D., co-founders of Nutrition Babes.com.