Hello & HAPPY MONDAY. I hope everyone had a relaxing weekend and you’re off to a good start this week. If not, I hope the week gets better for you!
I spent the whole weekend doing next-to-nothing. It was cold and rainy so I didn’t want to leave the house if I didn’t have to. Sunday afternoon cleared up a bit so Matt and I went to an early dinner down in Evanston and afterwards, I met up with my mom for a 90-minute (SO LONG) yoga class. It was quite the experience!
So with fall in full swing, my laziness when it comes to cooking came creeping back. Well, I think I’m always lazy. I have bursts of renewed energy when it comes to the kitchen but that doesn’t last too long; between grocery shopping, actually cooking, and then the clean-up, I don’t like to do anything too elaborate. And that is why I LOVE crockpot meals: perfect for any season and you can create wholesome, hearty meals with barely any preparation! Over the weekend, I threw together some of my favorite combinations for a healthy Crockpot Turkey Chili.
This version of chili is slightly healthier than most because it incorporates lean turkey meat and chopped vegetables. And best of all: leftovers for DAYS.
I am now off to Dunkin for a mid-day coffee! I promised myself that after a new post + several job applications that I could get one. Have a good Monday!
Crockpot Turkey Chili
A hearty turkey chili - perfect for cooler fall or winter evenings!
Brown turkey on stovetop then transfer over to your crockpot
Add EVERYTHING + 1/2 of seasonings (not cheese, not avocado)
Cook on high for 2 hours, or low for 5-6. The longer, the better.
Serve over rice with shredded cheese and avocado
- Vegetarians/vegans: omit turkey completely (black beans would be a tasty addition), substitute vegetable broth in place of chicken stock
- Spices heavily encouraged! Add whatever YOU think would be tasty
- The longer you leave it in the crockpot, the better it turns out