How are we doing?? Have you set your goals for this week?? Do you have your plan of attack? Don't forget- that each week it is ok if you don't hit your goals spot on-- just try to do better each time! But measuring your progress is SO important, because if you don't have anything to measure against, then you won't grow.
I have a super good Chili recipe to share with you guys from the giveaway this week: Total Nutrition by Muscle and Fitness! It is really good- and I usually top it off with some low-fat cheese.
Kim & Chad's Chili Bonanza
This protein packed recipe will last for days, so it's worth the extra effort to make.
1 lb. 97% lean ground beef (or buy the leanest available)
1 lb. 98% fat-free ground turkey breast
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1/4 tsp. ground cumin
1 large onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, chopped and minced (or 4 tsp. minced garlic in jar)
1 jalapeno, seeded and diced
2- 15 oz. cans low sodium tomato sauce
15 1/2 oz. can fat-free chili w/ beans
1 1/2 cups water
6 oz. can tomato paste
8 oz. can red kidney beans
8 oz. can Mexican- style chili beans
3 Tbsp. chili powder (or to taste)
no-salt brand seasoning (to taste)
black pepper (to taste)
Tabasco sauce (to taste)
garlic-flavor nonstick cooking spray
Place ground beef and ground turkey in a skillet, along with chili powder and cumin. Cook meat until crumbled and browned. Drain(if needed) and set aside. Spray empty skillet with cooking spray. Saute onion, garlic, and jalapeno until tender. Place cooked meat and vegetables in a preheated crock pot set on high. Add tomato sauce, undrained chili, water, and tomato paste. Simmer 20 min.
Add kidney beans, chili beans, chili powder, no-salt, pepper and Tabasco to crock pot. simmer 20 more minutes. If possible, set the crock pot on low and instead simmer several hours. We find the longer it simmers, the better the flavor. If desired, top with a sprinkling of fat-free shredded cheddar cheese and 1 tablespoon fat free sour cream. Makes six servings.
Per serving: 490 calories, 53 grams protein, 36 grams carbohydrates, 6 grams fat, 14 grams fiber. ( I made 1 sering 1/2 a serving for me - so if you do that- then just 1/2 each of the grams and you will have a serving at 245 calories, etc...)
I also take out some ingredients, as I don't like spicy things-- so I didn't add the jalapeno or the Tabasco sauce-- and I also am not big into "fat-free"things because I don't know what "mysterious" ingredient they are using to help "fat-free" foods keep its texture-- so I stay with low-fat-- and seriously low-fat to me doesn't taste any different then the real thing- so I use low fat- cheese on top and no sour cream. I also do not use a crock pot, I just used a big pot on the stove-- and it tasted fine- but you are more then welcome to use their crock pot too-- (I just didn't have one at the time-- and if you don't have one either- I didn't want you to use that for an excuse to not make this yummy recipe!)
Today I'm also trying a new circuit routine, just using my body weight- I'll let you know how it goes and I will be posting it later along with video if I really like it:)