Sunday, 28 September 2014

Recipe: Beastly Turkey Chili

Body Beast Beastly Turkey Chili Recipe
It makes a lot!

Since I'm doing Beachbody's Body Beast workout program right now, I've got to fit in large amounts of carbs and protein throughout the day!!!  I tweaked the official Body Beast turkey chili recipe to add a few more things.  This recipe below makes about 20 cups of completed chili so make sure you have a big pot!  Also, it's a great recipe if you're doing programs like P90X, P90X3, Insanity and others that burn off lots of calories where you need lots of carbs and protein.

Yields: 20 cups of chili

Total Time: 50 mins.
Prep Time: 15 mins.
Cooking Time: 35 mins.

Ingredients:
  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 pounds lean ground turkey meat
  • 2 medium white onions, chopped
  • 3 medium green bell peppers, chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp ground cumin
  • 2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can corn
  • 2 cans mushrooms (or a few cups fresh mushrooms)
  • 2 (680 mL / 23 Fl. oz) cans tomato sauce (no sugar added)
  • 4 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley (or dried...just add to the chili during cooking instead of after)
Directions:
  1. Heat oil in large pot over medium-high heat. Add turkey,onion, bell pepper, and garlic.
  2. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes or until turkey is no longer pink.
  3. Add cumin, chili powder, salt, and cayenne pepper; stir and cook for 1 minute.
  4. Stir in kidney beans, black beans, corn, mushrooms and tomato sauce; bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce heat to low and gently simmer, stirring occasionally, for 15 to 20 minutes, or until thickened.
  6. Serve warm, sprinkled with fresh parsley.
Store in individual containers and freeze for future meals!

Nutritional Information (based on 1 cup of chili):
  • 210 calories
  • 23g carbs
  • 22g protein
  • 5g fat
  • 5g sugar
  • 7g fibre
I eat 2 cups at a time hehe ;)

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Recipe: Banana Oat Blender Waffles!






Shawn came across this simple recipe for waffles that use very little ingredients over at http://eatingappalachia.com/2013/09/06/blender-waffles/!!!

If you wish, substitute sugar with a substitute...but if it's a liquid substitute, I'd recommend reducing the amount of water by a tablespoon.

Ingredients

2 cups rolled oats (gluten-free if necessary)
2 cups water
1 banana
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt

Preheat waffle iron according to manufacturer’s directions. Combine all ingredients in blender. Blend until smooth.

Pour batter into waffle iron.

Cook, according to directions & enjoy with your favorite syrup or fresh fruit.

Serves 2-3