I love quick, easy meals that fit into my nutrition lifestyle, but don't leave me feeling deprived. I'm a sucker for chili and soup, but many are loaded with fat, even if they don't look creamy or heavy. This White Chicken Chili is a go-to, quick and satisfying meal that makes my belly happy, but doesn't blow my nutrition plan. Double the recipe, portion into food storage containers and store them in the fridge to grab and go for lunch. A serving of this chili with a small green salad is a filling and complete quality meal that should fit into almost any nutrition program.
To save more time and increase flavor, I sub grocery store rotisserie chicken for the oil and chicken breast. I add half of a red bell pepper (diced) for color because pretty food always tastes better. I replace the water with chicken stock for another low calorie, flavor boost. If your plan calls for higher protein or carbs per meal, simply increase the chicken and add more beans. If trying to reduce sodium, you can replace the seasoning packet with the dry seasonings below. You'll cut down slightly on sodium and some other extra ingredients, but it never tastes quite as good.
Quality nutrition doesn't have to be limited to just boiled chicken breast and spinach. Finding or modifying recipes that you enjoy to fit your nutrition plan will help you stay committed without always feeling restricted.
Recipe Servings: 4
White Chicken Chili Seasoning
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon chili powder or pinch red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
½-1 teaspoon ground black pepper
½ tsp corn starch (optional)
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