Being on a diet doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your favorite foods. But for recipes that are typically high in calories, you will need to change up your ingredient list for a healthy and tasty alternative.
A great example is chili. It is typically made with large amounts of fatty ground beef, but most of the flavor comes from spices like cayenne pepper, garlic, onion and cumin. This means you can make a diet chili recipe with all of the flavor of a high-calorie version.
Next time you get a craving for chili, try a vegetarian version. You may have seen recipes for vegetarian chili that are mostly beans and vegetables. For a more satisfying pot of chili, make sure you include ingredients that replicate the texture of meat. These ingredients include quinoa, red lentils, and grated cauliflower. For the tastiest results, use a mixture of all three ingredients rather than relying on just one.
If you are too much of a meat lover to make 100% vegetarian chili, add some ground turkey to any vegetarian chili recipe online. You can also use chicken broth in place of vegetable broth to add more meaty flavor.