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. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjsOOT347cA
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Ground Turkey and Sweet Potato Chili (from http://www.skinnytaste.com/)
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.