October 29, 2015

Dinner With The Dews

As I mentioned a couple times, I'm doing 21 Day Fix EXTREME right now and so far, so good {I think}.  I'm not weighing myself or taking measurements till the end so that's why I say "I guess".  It's not been easy and I have slipped up a couple of times, I'm human.  I will say that it has been an eye-opening experience and I have realized that 1. I eat too many carbs and 2. I don't eat enough veggies.  I kind of already knew all of those things but this sort of put it on display and made me really check myself.  

One recipe that I have made and LOVED has been this 21 Day Fix EXTREME turkey chili.  Now, not to toot my own horn or anything, I make a pretty BA chili.  I don't have a real recipe, per se, but it always tastes the same and it's always a crowd pleaser.  Anyway....with that being said, I was skeptical of trying something new.  Jimmy is not a big fan of turkey, in fact he refuses to eat turkey bacon altogether, so I was nervous when I told him I was making a turkey chili. But, to my surprise, he loved this just as much as I did!  Wife win!

Makes 6 servings, 1 cup each
21 Day Fix EXTREME serving: 1/2 Green, 1 Red, 1/2 Yellow (approximately 300 calories) 

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1.5 pounds raw 93% lean ground turkey
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped (I used orange pepper b/c I had it on hand)
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt or Himalayan salt
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper (to taste; optional)
  • 1 (15-0z) can black beans, drained, rinsed
  • 1 (15-oz) can red kidney beans, drained, rinsed
  • 1 (15-0z) can all-natural diced tomatoes, no sugar added
  • 12 fresh cilantro sprigs, finely chopped (for garnish, optional)
1. Heat oil in large saucepan over medium-heat.
2. Add turkey, onion, peppers and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 8 minutes or until turkey is no longer pink.
3. Add cumin, chili powder, salt and cayenne pepper; cook, stirring constantly for 1 minute
4. Add beans and tomatoes (with liquid). Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; gently boil, stirring occasionally, for 15 to 20 minutes or until thickened.
5. Serve warm, sprinkled with cilantro


  1. Sounds amazing. I am going to have to keep this one for when I start 21DF.

    1. As much as I didn't like 21DF I did love this recipe!