Terrific Ground Turkey Chili For Athletes. I was struggling with motivation to run longer distances. I think I have chalked it up to 1. a lack of sleep, leaving me with lower energy and 2. lack of variety. I’m going to work on changing this, and I think my whole fitness routine needs a reboot-including the nutritional side.
You see, I’ve been in a food rut as of late too. But I’m determined to pull myself out of it! I work long, late at night, and my diet has suffered. I wouldn’t say I eat overly unhealthy food. I just have a hard time motivating myself to cook when I get home at night. As a result, I end up eating the same exact meals week after week, which usually consist of pre-made salads or turkey burgers. It is definitely not the worst thing for me. I’m just getting bored.
I love to cook and experiment with new recipes and prepare meals at home.
If I can make a conscious effort, I’m sure I can re-motivate myself. I think using my blog in this pursuit will really help me. Plus, what is better than a delicious, home-cooked meal?!
So! Since I love to run, for this Terrific Ground Turkey Chili For Athletes recipe, I did some research around the Internet to find dinner ideas, specifically for athletes. Chili kept coming up on the radar. I liked to add a couple of my own touches to the recipes I found. This is what I came up with for myself: Terrific Ground Turkey Chili For Athletes.
Terrific Ground Turkey Chili For Athletes
- ½ pound ground turkey
- 2 medium garlic cloves minced
- ½ large yellow or white onion
- 2 stalks celery chopped
- ½ medium green bell pepper diced
- 2 large Roma tomatoes diced
- ½ cup shredded carrots
- 1 15-ounce can black beans drained and rinsed
- 1 can diced green chilis (or 1 diced jalapeño)
- 1 can no-salt tomato sauce
- 1 teaspoon chili powder and hot pepper sauce to taste or a few dashes of Tapatio
- In a large skillet, saute the garlic and onion in 1 tablespoon of olive oil on medium-high. When the onion starts to brown, add the turkey meat and cook until no longer pink.
- From there, all you need to do is add the remaining ingredients! The celery takes a little longer to cook than everything else, so I would recommend boiling the chopped celery for a couple of minutes to soften before adding it to the skillet.
- Once everything is combined, reduce the temperature, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Voila! A Delish Terrific Turkey Chili Dinner!
I love the diversity of chili. You could easily double the recipe if you have more hungry tummies to feed. Vegetarian?? Replace the ground turkey with pinto and/or kidney beans. You can easily add your own touches too. For example, corn or shredded cheese would be great additions! Speaking of corn, this would go so well with cornbread! Maybe next time I revisit this recipe, I will find a healthy cornbread recipe to go with it.