There’s a plentiful supply in this flavorful chili
Good digestive health starts with a diet rich in fiber. Unfortunately, most Americans consume only half the recommended 25 to 35 grams of fiber per day, says Cleveland Clinic registered dietitian Amanda Saldivar, MS, RD, LD, who is with the Center for Human Nutrition within Cleveland Clinic’s Digestive Disease Institute.
Ms. Saldivar’s advice for promoting digestive health can be found on Cleveland Clinic’s consumer website, clevelandclinichealth.com. Here, she shares a recipe for one of her favorite late-fall dishes: a flavorful chili with beans and vegetables that will boost your fiber intake.
½ pound ground sirloin or ground turkey*
1 T chili powder
2 t cumin
Small diced onion
2 cloves garlic, diced
1 green pepper, diced
1 stalk celery, diced
2 cans chili beans
2 cans kidney beans
2 cans no added salt diced tomato
Red pepper flakes to taste
*Omit for a vegetarian version
Brown the onion, garlic, green pepper, celery and spices with the meat. Add beans and tomato. Simmer for about 20 minutes. Serves 8-10. Freeze for future meals.
Per serving: 237 calories, 4 grams of fat, 17 grams of protein, 36 g carbohydrate, 11 g fiber, 595 mg sodium
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