Healthy game day recipes: Family-friendly crock-pot turkey chili

What’s a great game day recipe that you can start in the morning, walk away from, and will be ready at game time? Turkey chili. Why is this family-pleasing meal healthy? The beans provided a good source of fiber, and chili is an easy place to sneak in vegetables to a meal.  This recipe is nutrition packed with two servings of vegetables, and swapping lean-turkey for beef cuts down the saturated fat content. Top it with baked corn chips for some crunch, and watch it disappear as fast as that offense moves.    

Crock-pot Turkey Chili


1 pound lean ground turkey

1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes   (preferably low sodium)

1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce (preferably low sodium)

1 small onion, chopped

1 green pepper, chopped

1 red pepper, chopped

¾ cup frozen corn kernels

1 (15 ounce) can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained

1 (15 ounce) can chick peas, rinsed and drained

1 clove of garlic, minced

2 tablespoons chili powder

1 teaspoons ground cumin


  1. Heat a pan to medium heat with cooking spray, add the chopped onion and turkey.  Cook until meat is thoroughly browned, and place in the crock pot. 
  2. Add the remaining ingredients to the crock pot and stir. 
  3. Cook for 4 hours on High, or 6 hours on Low, stirring occasionally. 

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