Turkey Chili

turkey chili
There’s nothing more satisfying, sometimes, than a hot bowl of chili on a cold winter’s night. My mom and I used to make chili with the seasoning packets they sell at the store. All the different spices were conveniently premixed for you, including tons of sodium. I took a look at the nutrition information on one of these packets a few years ago and was shocked at the sodium content! Since then, I have been making chili using my own spices and seasoning at home. I think it’s a much better choice because you control the amount and quality of ingredients that go into your food. It’s also not that much more difficult or time consuming. You probably already have all the necessary ingredients sitting on your spice rack.

I’ve played around with different recipes, but I really like this particular version of my turkey chili. It has less calories and fat because I use lean turkey. Plus, there’s tons of nutrients from the beans and carrots I add. You can substitute other veggies of your choice if you don’t like beans or carrots. Red peppers, corn, and zucchini would all work very well.

Give my recipe a try sometime this winter and you’ll have a delicious pot of chili in no time!  Continue reading

Turkey Tacos

Growing up, I ate Vietnamese food for dinner almost every night. A typical dinner consisted of rice, one meat or fish, one vegetable, and one soup dish. The occasional “American” dinner night, however, was a special treat for all of us. It meant, “thank lord, the weekend is finally here!” For those special nights, my mother would usually make dishes such as spaghetti or tacos. I remember helping her with all the taco toppings: lettuce, tomatoes, jalapenos, and cheese. What I remember most, though, was the Old El Paso Taco Kit. Ya’ll know what I’m talking about – that yellow rectangular box filled with everything you need to make tacos at home! From taco shells to the salsa packet, this kit was a little box of magic to me. :) Continue reading