Slow Cooker Spicy Turkey Chili

Hi! We are over half way through January, a time for those New Years resolutions to be in full swing, along with getting back to work, school, and a more regular routine after the holiday season. Funnn!

The holiday season flew by, and all the food that surrounded me flew right into my mouth, sooo yeah…. Did that happen to any of you? We talked a little bit about that the other day so no need to rehash that. 🤐

I’m back on track so I’m cooking all the healthy things, and since we are still in the middle of winter I find myself gravitating toward more of the “comfort” type foods.

I think the word “comfort” food insinuates high carb, high fat, calorie dense foods, but it doesn’t need to be that way. They can be healthy and hearty, without being too heavy, SO I’ve go one for you to try!

I have a really delicious, low carb turkey chili recipe I want you to try. 🤗 What makes this chili recipe low carb is there are no beans, just a lots of lighter veggies. So, if you’re looking for a lower carb meal this is a perfect option. And if you want, you can add a complex carb like rice or quinoa, bout would be great options. The last time I made this recipe we topped with few tortilla chips for a little crunch and it was ah-mazing!

Without further ado, here is the recipe 😊

Slow Cooker Buffalo Turkey Chili

Prep: 15 minutes. Cook time: 6 or 8 hours. Yields: 4-5

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Carrots, diced
  • 1 cup Celery, diced
  • 1 cup Onion, diced
  • 2 1/2 cups Butternut Squat, peeled and cubed (small)
  • 3 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 cup Tomato Sauce
  • 1 can (398ml) Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes
  • 1tsp Chili Powder
  • 1tsp Cumin
  • 1tsp Paprika
  • 2tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/2 cup Hot Sauce (Franks Red Hot)
  • 1lb Ground Turkey

Instructions:

Dice carrots, celery, onion and butternut squash and put into the slow cooker.

Add the tomato sauce, diced tomatoes and all the spices then stir together. Then add the raw ground turkey and mix all together.

Set the slow cooker to cook for 6 or 8 hours (I’ve done both times and both turn out great)

🔥HOT SAUCE, because I have a 4 & 6 year old, I leave out the hot sauce out until one hour of cooking time left (otherwise I would add the hot sauce at the beginning with everything else). With an hour left, everything will be cooked so I scoop out the non-spicy portions, then add the 1/2 c Franks (or slightly less then 1/2c) for the last hour of cooking.

🔥 If you don’t like spicy food you can leave the hot sauce out all together and it still tastes great!

This chili is delicious and SO easy. I hope you give it a try, and when you do let me know what you think!


Carm

Tomato & Bacon Balsamic Salad

Hey there! Things have been busy – but so great.  I just got back from a few days away with my little guys and we had THE BEST time!

We hopped on the ferry, which, for my 4 & 6 year old was a big adventure on its own. We cruised on over to Victoria where we spent time with friends I used to work with at the College. Ahhh, I love reunions like that so much. Though times have changed since there are now 7 kids under the age of 7, so this adds a new kind of crazy. Needless to say there was no time for any deep/focused/heart-to-heart conversations, but it was still so great. Read more

BBQ Grainy Mustard Chicken Salad

I am BBQing everything, well almost everything. I love summer so much just for this very reason – BBQ.  I grill a lot of things, burgers, skewers, chicken, veggies, you name it I’ll do it.

The other day I had some leftover grilled veggies in the fridge that I needed to use up. I’m all for leftovers but sometimes I don’t like eating the exact same thing I had the day before – too boring. Since I had bought a bunch of chicken I planned to BBQ up, I thought I’d somehow throw that all together.

Read more

Cashew Chicken Fingers

99% of the time when I cook, my goal (besides making really delicious food) is to be quick and no fuss. I also like making things that my kids will enjoy because life is just easier that way.

Most kids I know love chicken fingers, and I think most adults like (love😍) them too. My husband and I sometimes joke that we had kids just so we could order chicken fingers at restaurants and not feel like we are children. Now we can eat half of their order and no one will know it was basically for us 🤗  Read more