A couple times a year at our house we focus on clean eating for a whole month, usually right before summer begins and then again in early fall, before the holidays hit. I really believe in living life in moderation, in all aspects, as much as possible. This light & easy Turkey Chili is the perfect meal to whip up when you’re looking to prepare a quick healthy meal. It’s so flavorful, you’ll never notice it’s missing beef and/or sausage. The ground turkey seems to absorb all of the chili flavors, so it ends up tasting like a delicious bowl of chili and not necessarily like turkey at all. Clean eating is cooking with fresh, organic ingredients, eliminating all processed foods, alcohol, caffeine, gluten, sugar, dairy and soy. I find that doing this a few times a year is like a reset button for my body and I end up feeling great. Of course I also end up feeling like I’m really ready for a glass of wine!
This Turkey Chili can be considered a clean eating meal, as long as you leave off the additional toppings of cheese and sour cream. You could also add diced avocado on top if you want something a little creamy. I think it’s just as good with a squeeze of lime and some fresh chopped cilantro. If you know how to cook healthy meals that taste great, it doesn’t really feel like you’re missing out on anything at all…except maybe that glass of wine. Our kids like to garnish with corn chips and sour cream, but who wouldn’t, right? Another great thing about this meal is that you’ll have plenty of leftovers. You can warm them up the next day, which in my opinion is even better than night one. Or, you can cool it down in individual containers and freeze it for a night when you need something quick to heat up and serve. Don’t get me wrong, I am a big fan of beef chili but I think you’ll be surprised with how tasty this turkey chili is, I hope you enjoy!