Turkey Chili Detox Cooking With My Little Helper

After a rough weekend of not eating much (that stomach bug!), everyone’s appetite returned Monday evening.  Although we were feeling better, we were still not ready to expose ourselves to the general public.  No sense in spreading the virus.  We were also still pretty depleted.  Thus I began the task of rummaging through the cabinets and freezer for a hearty, healthy dinner.  My daughter helped (in her snack drawer).

photo 2-176I always keep a decent amount of spices and spice packages around.  You never know when you will need them. Really!  I came across two packages of chili mix.  While chili was not exactly what I was feeling, the seasonings would work fine in adding and extra kick to the other ingredients that I found.

photo 1-168So what were those other ingredients? Simple.

  • 1-2 pounds lean ground turkey
  • 2 red bell peppers, chopped
  • 2 green bell peppers, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 16 ounce can dark red kidney beans, drained
  • 1 16 ounce can diced tomatoes, not drained

photo 3-149Brown the meat first.  Once cooked, throw in all other ingredients, including the chill mix.  There is nothing complicated about this.  Cook on medium/low heat until you reach desired consistency.  photo 4-113As I was waiting on my food to finish cooking, I checked in on my little helper.  Wow, she had made her way into the drawer. This was a first, and I have to say, sort of funny.  Prior to plating my meal, I cooked a package of quick brown rice and pulled out some shredded mozzarella cheese.  Top the rice with the chili mixture and a little bit a of cheese, and you have a healthy, hearty dinner.

photo 2-175Kid approved! I even gave her a soft tortilla shell as her carb since the rice would be hard for her to handle.  Perfect!

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