The Healthy is Hidden in it Chili

Chili is a great way to make not just a low fat dish, but one that has a lot of veggies that you would not even know are in there that add fiber and bulk without adding many calories.

3 onions chopped

5 cloves of garlic minced

2 lbs of 96 % ground beef or ground turkey breast

1 Green pepper chopped

5 cups of shredded squash (I used 2 zucchini and 1 yellow squash)

2 shredded Carrots

3 hot green peppers chopped

½ cup Chili powder

2 T. ground Cumin

1 T. smoked Paprika

2 15 oz. cans of chopped tomatoes

1/2 cup of liquid – wine, beer, chicken broth or water

1 can of red kidney beans

9 packets of Splenda

1 T. Red wine vinegar

Salt and Pepper

Pam

In a large stockpot on a medium high heat, spray with Pam and add onions and garlic.  Cook for 3 minutes stirring every once in a while.  Add the meat and chop it up with a spoon as you cook it until it is browned.  Add all the peppers, squash and carrots.  Stir and cook for another 3 minutes.  Add all the spices and the canned tomatoes.  Add the liquid and bring boil and simmer for 20 minutes making sure

there is a little liquid in the pot.  Add the beans, Splenda and vinegar and cook a few more minutes.