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Crock Pot Chili Is Healthy Food

Chili in the slow cooker is nutritious and easy to make. Saw this chili recipe on MyFitnessPal and it reminded me… this is one of my favorite healthy foods. I make a big pot in the slow cooker and pick away at it for a couple of weeks. I don't follow a recipe — I usually just grab the base ingredients at the store and throw them in the pot. I vary the beans I use to give it a little different taste and texture each time. It's kind of high in calories, but it's all "good" calories — high in fiber, vitamins and protein. I do use ground turkey, like this recipe does, because it's low in fat. Slow cooker cooking is great because you literally just dump everything in there, turn it on, and come back 6-8 hours later.

Here is their recipe, but if you're creative it's really easy to embellish or modify from the base ingredients.