?In some ways, chili is the ultimate cold-weather fare: It is steaming hot and satisfying, with a mouthwatering balance of spicy and sweet flavors. A good chili can also be one of the healthiest comfort foods, thanks to the combination of fiber and protein from beans and meat, plus the low-calorie count and high vitamin levels in tomatoes and other vegetables (as long as you don’t cover it with cheese like I did, above, on a recent ski trip!). Tuck into one of our healthy, delicious chili recipes this winter....Vegetarian Chili: Two types of beans, a rich tomato base, and just the right amount of spice make this dish a satisfying option in only 35 minutes.
Lighter Beef Chili: Cocoa powder adds depth but not sweetness to the chili. For beefy flavor without excess fat, pick ground sirloin instead of chuck.
Turkey and White Bean Chili: Get all the flavor of a slow-simmered chili in less than half the time (with less fat, too!).