We’re so excited to be working with another awesome Connecticut Shoreline blogger, Ali from Uniquely U Living!  You can follow Ali on Instagram @uniquelyuliving and follow her blog at www.uniquelyuliving.com.

 

I LOVE CHILI!!! I have never met anyone who doesn’t love chili, and like most soups, chili is one of those meals that just gets better with time! Who said you can’t eat chili and follow a paleo diet??? Well now you can with this healthy and delicious 1 point WW paleo chili. Butternut squash is my secret ingredient to achieve that creamy texture, you won’t even miss the beans! The longer this sits in the fridge, the better it gets, but I don’t think it’ll last that long! Enjoy!!!

Ingredients:

2 lbs of 99% fat free ground turkey
2 chipotle peppers in adobo (I recommend goya)
1 large Vidalia onion, diced
1 green pepper, diced
1 red pepper, diced
1 orange or yellow pepper, diced
4 carrots, peeled and diced
3 cups diced butternut squash
28 ounce can diced tomatoes
14 ounce can fire roasted tomatoes (or with green chilies)
1/2 cup tomato sauce
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 tablespoons cumin
1 tablespoon dried oregano
2 teaspoons Himalayan sea salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
28 ounce water (use empty tomato can)

Method:

1. Spray the bottom of large soup pot with nonstick cooking spray. Add the turkey and 1/2 of the spices. Break up the meat with a wooden spoon. Once fully cooked, add the chipotle peppers in adobo (feel free to add a little of the adobo sauce for a smokier flavor). Stir for one minute until the chipotle peppers are broken up.

2. Add both cans of tomatoes and stir well. Add all of your veggies, tomato sauce, water, and the rest of the spices. Stir well. Cover your pot and allow to come to a simmer.

3. Partially cover the pot and allow to simmer on a low flame for 45 minutes stirring occasionally. For an extra treat serve with sliced avocado (this will change the WW point value). Enjoy!

Recipe Note:
-If you like a stronger chili taste, feel free to adjust the spices to your liking. Remember, you can always add more but you can’t take away.
-You can always add a few beans to someone who can tolerate legumes. Occasionally my husband likes to add kidney beans to his chili.

 

 

Ali Brownell is a new blogger that lives on the CT Shoreline!  Check her out on Instagram @uniquelyuliving and follow her blog www.uniquelyuliving.com

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