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Chili Contest: Entry 6

Gooood morning! I hope you are enjoying a wonderful weekend!

Friday night with Gina and Nick was a blast! We went to Gina’s work at Market District in Columbus and It. Was. Packed! I settled on a salad and a spicy coconut chicken curry that I think Mr. Prevention ended up eating most of ;). It was good but VERY spicy, even for me! I didn’t take any pictures, sorry! But if you’re in the Columbus area, be sure to check Market District out. I’m not even sure how to describe it any better than a foodie’s dream come true. They have just about everything and anything in one location and it’s all so fresh!!

Our Saturday was status quo – chili and college football! I wouldn’t have it any other way. Our beloved Illini pulled out a nice win, so we were happy to see that! We went for a walk with Lily, meal planned for the week, and Mr. Prevention surprised me with a reservation to a restaurant I’ve been wanting to try. It was delicious! 😀 …and très romantique! Ooo la la! 😉

I strongly considered struggling through a workout yesterday, but decided against it. I pushed through a run on Friday and I am still SO sore from my upper body routine. I plan to do lower body + my hockey game tomorrow. I never would’ve imagined getting back into a strength groove would be this painful! Oy!

The Best Turkey Chili from Bella’s Bistro

1.5 lb. ground turkey
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
1 yellow onion, diced
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1 Tbsp olive oil
3 cans reduced-sodium tomato soup
1 can pink beans (I used pinto)
2 1/2 Tbsp chili powder
2 tsp cayenne pepper
salt & pepper to taste
Sour cream, cheddar cheese, green onions, etc. for toppings*


Finely dice peppers and onion.  Add to a large pot with olive oil.  Saute until just cooked – about 6 minutes.

Add turkey and brown completely.  Drain off any excess fat.

Add garlic and stir to combine.

Next, add the soup, seasonings and beans along with 2 cans of water.  Stir to combine completely.

Simmer on low for 45 minutes with the cover on. Remove cover and cook an additional 20-30 minutes to thicken. Serves 6.

Nutrition Information (per serving): 333 calories; 3.8 g. fat; 70 mg. cholesterol; 1013 mg. sodium; 43 g. carbohydrate; 8.2 g. fiber; 35.2 g. protein

*Toppings not included in nutrition information

Result: Mr. Prevention and I both really liked this chili…it hit the spot! If I were to make it again, I would omit the water and just add 2 cans of soup…it was more like a chili soup and I do prefer a heartier soup. Plus, that would help lower the sodium content quite a bit. Overall, it was good, had some spice with the cayenne, and it was healthy, albeit high in sodium (all chili recipes thus far are…it’s hard to reduce)!

Question: What brand of gym shoes do you wear?

Just curious! I am loyal to Asics…they fit my fat feet like a glove! 😉

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  1. October 24, 2010 / 7:06 am

    Had a ton of fun on Saturday. And yes, your meal was SPICY! But delicious. I’m going to have to do more research to find a good dish I can have without garlic or onion (not including sushi).

    The chili looks great. If Nick and I ever come over, I would definitely eat that (despite the garlic…I’ll suffer for the goodness!).

    P.S I just read you know who’s blog. It’s another classic…if you know what I mean ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. October 24, 2010 / 8:39 am

    Looks like a really good recipe. My last two pairs have been Asics. I really like them too.

  3. October 24, 2010 / 12:09 pm

    That chili looks so great! I love the cheese and green onions on top! Yummy!

  4. October 24, 2010 / 3:10 pm

    A foodie’s dream come true pretty much sums it up! It I’ve ever in the Columbus area I’d love to check out Market District! The chili looks delicious!

  5. October 24, 2010 / 9:23 pm

    How fun that you get to hang out with Gina, I love her blog! I wish we had a Giant Eagle Market District here, it sounds awesome. As does the chili, without the beans ๐Ÿ™‚
    Tennis shoes have been a big deal for me since I started (trying) to run…I currently have Under Armour and they fit really good (I have a narrow heel which causes a lot of slipping, therefore, blisters!) but these work great.

  6. October 24, 2010 / 10:42 pm

    Re: shoes, Nike and Reebok fit my wide feet very well.

    My last shoe purchase was a pair of New Balance and they’ve been pretty good to me too…

  7. October 24, 2010 / 11:24 pm

    wow that looks amazing…lovely colour and yummy dish…

  8. October 24, 2010 / 11:35 pm

    This chili looks delicious! I love that you used ground turkey…I’ve been replacing beef with lean turkey in a lot of places lately. As for running shoes…I love Nike.

  9. October 25, 2010 / 12:25 am

    Glad you and Gina had a nice time! That is so neat how you two first knew each other through blogs and now hang out!
    That chili sounds delish. I am looking forward to more chili now that the weather is cooling down.

  10. October 25, 2010 / 8:37 am

    I agree. I much prefer a thick chili than a soupy one.

    I wear adidas runners. I also have the vibram five fingers that I have been easing myself into.

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