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Day #24- #25 Healthy comfort food. The first 100 days: A journey to health and wellness

Day #24- #25 Healthy comfort food. The first 100 days: A journey to health and wellness

Day #24 – #25

It isn’t easy sticking to the weight management plan on a Snow Day. We both really wanted to eat comfort food and snuggle under a blanket all day.

We made Ground Turkey and Sweet Potato Chili, a healthy alternative to typical comfort food. We forced ourselves to exercise too, besides the snow shoveling we also a variety of core exercises for 30 minutes.

The chili was DELICOUS. Our new favorite healthy comfort food. We followed the recipe below and added 1 cup of cooked quinoa to make it a little more “hearty”.

Check out this short video about Fresh vs. Frozen food. We were surprised to learn that fresh isn’t always the most nutritious choice.

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 Ground Turkey and Sweet Potato Chili (from


 20 oz 93% lean ground turkey

 kosher salt, to taste

 1/2 cup onion, chopped

 3 cloves garlic, crushed

 10 oz can Rotel mild tomatoes with green chilies

 8 oz can tomato sauce

 3/4 cup water

 1/2 tsp cumin, or to taste

 1/4 tsp chili powder

 1/4 tsp paprika

 1 bay leaf

 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and diced into 1/2-inch cubes

 fresh cilantro, for garnish



In a large skillet, brown turkey over medium-high heat, breaking it up as it cooks into smaller pieces and season with salt and cumin.

 When meat is browned and cooked through add onion and garlic; cook 3 minutes over medium heat. Add the can of Rotel tomatoes, sweet potato, tomato sauce, water, cumin, chili powder, paprika, salt and bay leaf.

Cover and simmer over medium-low heat until potatoes are soft and cooked through, about 25 minutes stirring occasionally. Add 1/4 cup more water if needed. Remove bay leaf and serve.

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