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Monday, April 16, 2012

Turkey, White Bean, & Pumpkin Chili

This evening's healthy meal was a Turkey, White Bean, & Pumpkin Chili.  It was super easy to make, and I used the crock pot so it didn't heat up the house.  The pumpkin gave it a creamy texture, and a slight nutty flavor, although Bryan said he wouldn't have know there was pumpkin in it if I hadn't told him.  It was quite different from a tradition chili, but I think it makes a great summer chili. The only modification that I made to the recipe was using Tabasco chipolte instead of cumin.  We just really like the flavor of the chipolte.  Everyone devoured it, there is actually just enough left over for Bryan to take for lunch tomorrow!

As for the nutrition, it is based on 1 cup of chili.  I think the only person who had 1 cup was Ayden.  Jack and I ate roughly a cup and a half.  Bryan ate closer to 2 1/2 cups.  (Oh, and Audrey probably ate a heaping cup.)  Even at those larger servings, this is still a pretty good calorie/fat-wise meal.  182.6 calories per cup and 2.3 grams of fat per cup.  Anyone interested in the math: that would be 273 calories and 3.4 grams of fat for me and Jack, and 456.5 calories and 5.75 grams of fat for Bryan.  The only other thing we ate with it was a piece of rye bread lightly dipped in EVOO and fresh herbs.

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