Are you suffering from a Super Bowl food hangover today? Well, if you ate five too many buffalo wings and more than your share of Lil’ Smokies, all washed down with a couple of cocktails, I have just the recipe for you to reboot your healthy eating: sweet potato and quinoa chili filled with veggies and beans.
This chili is packed with so many healthy things – beans for protein and fiber, quinoa for protein, and tons of veggies for nutrients and more fiber. With all of that protein and fiber, it is bound to keep you full and energized for hours. Most importantly, it is delicious. It has the typical flavors of chili with the chili powder, cumin, and paprika, but the beef is replaced by sweet potatoes, peppers, and quinoa. While quinoa might not be the first thing you would think of putting in chili, it definitely worked. I loved the texture that it added to the chili, along with bulking it up.
Even though this chili is super healthy, it maintains the “comfort food” status that a traditional beef and bean chili has. It’s not only perfect for getting your healthy eating back on track but is also perfect for warming you up in the winter deep freeze we have going on! I loved mine topped with cheese, Greek yogurt, and avocado but I’m thinking green onions would be a great addition too. Oh and maybe some leftover Fritos from all of that queso dip from yesterday. We can’t let them go to waste, can we? 🙂