Chili is a classic American comfort food. It’s warm, inviting, and can be easily modified to suit any diet. You can find vegan, low carb, and even Paleo chili recipes. Whichever you decide to make, chili is the ultimate crowdpleaser.
The sheer number of possibilities can be overwhelming. To make your life easier, we’ve compiled a list of chilis that are both delicious and nutritious. Check out the 21 Best Chili Recipes to Have in Your Life.
1. Spicy Chili with Fire Roasted Tomatoes
The fire roasted tomatoes and red pepper flakes give this chili a zesty kick, proving that you don’t have to sacrifice flavor to eat healthy. Use the leanest meat you can find to add protein without packing in fats and calories.
2. Chocolate Chili
Although chocolate and meat are an unconventional pair, this recipe combines them with great success. The resulting flavor is reminiscent of traditional Mexican mole: rich and deep with a perfect hint of spiciness.
3. Paleo Chili
This recipe replaces beans with loads of veggies. The flavorful mix contains carrots, celery, zucchini, onion, and tomatoes. Try making this recipe with lean beef. It will result in a lower calorie and lower fat meal.
4. Healthy Beef Chili
Hungry Girl brings you this light version of traditional chili. This recipe uses extra-lean meat and avoids ingredients that add too much sugar and unhealthy fats.