Turkey and Veggie Chili

Diabetes Recipe: Turkey and Veggie Chili

This chili makes a great one-pot meal. The beans provide healthy carbs, the turkey provides lean protein, and the carrots, zucchini, onion and tomatoes supply the veggies. Quick, easy, healthy and perfect on a cold winter day!

Prep Time: 10 minutes     Cook Time: 30 minutes

This Recipe Serves 8


cooking spray
1 small onion, diced
2 medium carrots, diced
1 medium zucchini (6 ounces), diced
1 clove garlic, minced
16 oz lean ground turkey
1 (14.5 oz) can, no-salt-added diced tomatoes
1 (28 oz) can, no-salt-added crushed tomatoes 
1 (15.8 oz) can great Northern beans, rinsed and drained
1 (15.25 oz) can no-salt-added kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 tsp ground black pepper 
1 Tbsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp garlic powder


  1. Spray a large soup pot with cooking spray. Add the onions, carrots, and zucchini, and sauté  over medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes or until the onions turn clear. Add the garlic and sauté 30 more seconds.
  2. Add the ground turkey and cook until brown. Add the remaining ingredients; mix well and bring the chili to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes.

Recipe Cost = $10.00

Choices/Exchanges: 1 Starch, 2 Nonstarchy Vegetable, 2 Lean Protein

MAKE IT GLUTEN-FREE: Confirm all ingredients are gluten-free and this dish can be made gluten-free.

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