When most people gather around for Super Bowl Sunday, it's typical to pair the event with appetizers, dishes and desserts that are high in saturated fat, sodium and cholesterol. But, it's actually quite easy to serve up nutritious versions of common Super Bowl foods while satisfying even the heartiest of appetites. Try this chili, for example. Since it's loaded with beans, veggies and lean turkey, you've got yourself a winning meal when it comes to both health and taste.
Super Bowl Recipe 1: Turkey Chili
Ingredients2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large yellow onion, chopped
2 large bell peppers, chopped
3 medium carrots, finely chopped
10 ounces mushrooms, chopped
5 cloves garlic, chopped
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon oregano
1 1/2 teaspoons cumin
1 pound ground turkey
12 ounces Lager beer
2 14.5-ounce cans diced fire-roasted tomatoes
1 15-ounce can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
1 15-ounce can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
Salt and pepper to taste
Heat olive oil in large stock pot over medium-high heat. Add onion, bell peppers, carrots and mushrooms until the onions turn golden brown and the carrots begin to soften, about 8 to 10 minutes. Add the garlic, chili powder, oregano and cumin, and stir for 1 minute.
Add the turkey, breaking it up with a wooden spoon until the meat loses its raw color, about 3 minutes. Add the beer, and cover the pot. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for about 15 minutes.
Add tomatoes with their juices and the three kinds of beans. Simmer uncovered and stir occasionally until chili thickens, about 20 minutes. Garnish chili with shredded cheddar cheese, non-fat plain Greek yogurt, avocado or guacamole.