Chili Recipe That Will Make You Bring Your Bowl Back For Seconds! It’s a healthy hearty chili that will surprise you with how nutritious it is!
Crockpot chili is one of my favorite healthy hearty dinners. It’s perfect during the fall months, and really any other time. It’s a comforting bowl of deliciousness. So, this is how I make it a healthy balanced meal and sneak in those extra vegetables.
Adding the veggies fills the dish with nutrient dense ingredients without the added calories. Don’t worry about having too many vegetables mixed in because the crockpot meat and base gives it tons of flavor.
Tip: Make extra servings for lunches and freezer meals.
Healthy Chili Nutrition Info:
Deer Meat: is considered to be an excellent source of protein due to its protein-to-fat ratio. In one ounce of deer meat you’ll consume over six grams of protein. Since a serving size is three to four times that, one serving of deer meat can provide 18 to 24 grams of protein.
Black Beans: They’re three times cheaper than chicken, beef, or fish, and loaded with fiber, folate, potassium, and protein.
Carrots: A medium-size carrot has 25 calories, 6 grams of carbs, and 2 grams of fiber. The veggie is an excellent source of vitamin A, providing more than 200% of your daily requirement in just one carrot.
Zucchini: is a good source of potassium, B-vitamins, magnesium, and fiber.
Broccoli: high in many nutrients, including fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, iron and potassium. Broccoli also contains more protein than most other vegetables.
Bell Pepper: excellent sources of vitamins A and C, potassium, folic acid, and fiber.