Protein Packed Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

Happy New Year!!

I still can’t believe its 2015!

I have been cooking up some great (and healthy) recipes and doing some projects that have been easy that I cannot wait to share with you!!

First, I think I will start with this chili recipe I tried last night. It was DELICIOUS! Literally the whole meal, my husband and I kept saying “wow, this is so good!” “this is delicious” “we have to make this all the time”.

My favorite part is, IT’S COOKED IN THE CROCK POT!!

turkey chili

So- give it a whirl, it was quick and nutritious, and easy! Im learning to take better pictures of food (which is an art in itself, that I haven’t mastered) so if my picture is off-putting, I promise it will taste great!

I found this recipe on Pinterest, click to see original recipe 


  • 1 Tb olive oil
  • 1 lb lean ground turkey
  • 1 medium onion, diced (i used white)
  • 2 (15oz) cans of tomato sauce
  • 2 (15 oz) cans of petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 (16oz) jar of deli sliced tamed jalapeños, drained
  • 1 C frozen corn
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 (15 oz) cans of black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 (15 oz) cans of red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2T chili powder
  • 1 T cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste


1. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat, place turkey in the skillet, season with salt and pepper and cook until brown. Put that in the crock pot.

2. Add all of the ingredients: diced onion, chopped bell peppers, tomato sauce and diced tomato, rinsed and drained beans, drained jalapeños, corn, chili powder and cumin. Season with a little more salt and pepper, give it a stir and turn the crock pot on!

3. Cover and cook on HIGH for 4 hours, or LOW for 6.

Serve with (optional toppings): chopped green onions, shredded low fat cheese, avocado (my favorite), reduced fat sour cream/ greek yogurt, cilantro, the possibilities are endless- but its AMAZING!

Hope you all try it and enjoy it!! I love dinners that are healthy, easy, and cooked in the crock pot!

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