Nutritious & Delicious

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Often times people think that healthy eating means sacrificing flavor. This is not the case at all. There are so many healthy ingredients and spices that add the most amazing flavors, to even the most boring dishes. I stumbled upon this recipe in Cooking Light and it promised tons of flavor. Oh boy, it delivered! Not to mention, this recipe was so incredibly easy to make. From start to finish, this meal only took a total of 15 minutes to make! This is the perfect meal for a busy evening. Plus, it makes enough for lunches the next day!

Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make 5 servings (each serving is 1 1/3 cups):

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  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 cup diced onions
  • 1 tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup diced green pepper
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 14.5 oz. vegetable broth
  • 15 oz. kidney beans
  • 15 oz. black beans
  • 15 oz. garbanzo beans
  • 14.5 oz. no salt added diced tomatoes
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp. corn meal * I couldn’t find cornmeal in the store, so I used corn grits instead

Dice green pepper and onions.

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Place 1 tsp. of olive oil into a sauce pan. Once heated, add green peppers, onions, and minced garlic. Heat for about 3 minutes. Stir in water.

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Drain and rinse beans.

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Add all ingredients except for the corn meal to the sauce pan (beans, vegetable broth, diced tomatoes, cumin, pepper, & tomato paste). Bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in corn meal.

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Top with 1 tbsp. of sour cream & enjoy!

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Nutrition information: 1 serving of this delicious chili only has 160 calories! It is very low in saturated fat, sodium, and has no cholesterol. It is high in dietary fiber, phosphorus, potassium, and thiamin.

What do you think the key is to having a nutritious & delicious meal?

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