Let’s kick off the new season with this delicious round up of the Top 30 Healthy Chili Recipes You Must Try This Fall. There are also vegetarian, paleo and gluten-free chilis so there’s something for everyone and they will warm up your on chilly weeknights.
Fall has arrived and with it, she’s brought chilly nights! I know we all love a really good and warm bowl of chili during this time of the year so I’ve rounded up 30 must try healthy chili recipes for you!
On this list you will find chili recipes that fits almost all kinds of diets such as paleo, gluten-free and vegetarian to satisfy all types of tastes and preferences. These recipes are actually healthier than traditional chili recipes because it is loaded with veggies, beans (black beans and lentils), lean beef, turkey or chicken. These healthy chili recipes will hit that craving for comfort food without weighing you down or making you feel guilty about getting seconds or thirds!
What Do I Use to Make Chili In?
I recommend getting a quality heavy bottomed pot such as a Dutch oven. As chili tends to taste better the longer you cook it, you want a pot that your ingredients won’t easily stick to the bottom and burn as it’ll be on top of a heat source for a long period of time.
For sizing, I would recommend something between 6 and 10 qt. I find that the 6qt size to be perfect for most recipes and my family of 3 but it’s up to what you prefer and how big your family is.
You can also cook your chilis in slow cookers throughout the day or the Instant Pot for a quick hands-off dinner. Both these cooking methods allows the chili to cook without you having to hover over it so it’s great if you’re on the go a lot or if you have to spend the evenings running errands. Again, these come in different sizes and I find 6 to 10 qt to be enough for us.
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What To Serve Chili With
While tacos, cornbread, bread, and chips are a popular choice to serve with chili, I like to go with a lighter side so there’s more room for chili! Try my Autumn Beet Orange Salad Recipe, Warm Quinoa Brussels Sprouts Salad, Sweet Potato Arugula Salad Recipe, Coleslaw, Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Mayo Mustard Dressing, Balsamic Roasted Vegetables Recipe, Roasted Vegetables Recipe, and Chopped Red Cabbage Kale Salad.
Can You Freeze Leftover or Extra Chili?
Leftover chili needs to always be stored in an airtight container in your fridge. If you don’t want to have chili leftover throughout the week, you can freeze it!
Most of these healthy chili recipes are freezer friendly. Just double check the ingredients and recipe post before freezing. As chili is more malleable than soup, you can freeze them in flatten bags to save freezer space. Make sure to choose freezer bags specifically marked for the freezer as regular food bags will not last in the freezer.
When ready to eat, thaw the chili in your fridge overnight before transferring to a bowl or pot and reheating it in the microwave or stovetop until it has heated through.
30 Healthy Chili Recipes
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From Around the Web
Roasted Red Pepper Chicken Chili Recipe from Spicy Perspective.
Lentil Chili from Little Broken.
Chicken and Hatch Chile Stew from Life Made Simple Bakes.
Slow Cooker Turkey Quinoa Chili with Sweet Potatoes from Well Plated.
Crock Pot Paleo Sweet Potato Chipotle Chili from Cotter Crunch.
Spicy Sriracha Black Bean and Butternut Squash Chili from Baker by Nature.
Instant Pot Chili from Imagelicious
Quinoa Chili from Rhubarbarians
Instant Pot Spicy Vegan Chili from Crumb Top Baking
Light Turkey V8 Chili from The Creative Bite
Vegan Sweet Potato Lentil Chili from Stacey Homemaker
Turkey Chili with Tomatillos and White Beans from Garlic and Zest
Vegan Chili from Little Sunny Kitchen
Chicken Chili Stew from Carmy
Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chili from The Rustic Foodie
Keto Low Carb Chili from Wholesome Yum
Instant Pot Turkey Chili from Went Here 8 This
Whole30 Instant Pot White Chicken Chili from My Wife Can Cook
Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chili with Quinoa and Avocado from Crumb Top Baking
Texas Style Instant Pot Chili from Striped Stapula
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