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Healthy Turkey Chili Recipe

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You’re going to love this hearty and healthy turkey chili! A high protein chili recipe that’s low in fat and rich in fiber and will keep you full for hours. It’s the perfect meal prep recipe for fall and winter.

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Healthy Turkey Chili

This healthy and hearty Turkey Chili is filled with bell peppers, ground turkey, white and red kidney beans, and spices. Plus, it has a secret ingredient that takes it over the top!

What is the secret ingredient? Here, I’ll tell you (I’ve never been one to keep spoilers). It’s red wine vinegar, but trust me – it’s amazing.

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What supplies will I need to make this recipe?

How do I store this turkey chili?

Let the chili cool to room temperature. Place leftovers in covered containers. Store in the fridge for up to 3 days.

You can reheat it in the microwave or on the stovetop.

Why add a sweetener to your chili?

Honey (or other sweeteners like maple syrup or sugar/brown sugar) help to balance the flavor in chili and counteracts the acidity of the tomatoes.

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Why add red wine vinegar to chili?

Vinegar in chili is a flavor booster and takes the taste to a whole new level of deliciousness. Don’t worry, you won’t even taste it.

Substitutions & Variations

  • Use ground chicken instead of ground turkey
  • Use granulated white sugar or maple syrup instead of honey
  • You can add black beans in addition to the red/white kidney beans
  • Add or reduce chili powder to tweak the spice factor
  • Adding chopped jalapenos will give it a little extra kick, or try a spicy chili powder. I tend to make my chili mild since I have littles that will strike at the dinner table.
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Topping Ideas

  • Green onions
  • Greek yogurt (Tastes like sour cream but has a little extra protein. Give it a try!)
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Tortilla chips

Meal Prep It

To make this into a meal prep turkey chili, here’s how to do it:

  1. If you’re diligently tracking macros, weight everything going in. Then either weight the whole pot after and deivide it or you can weigh each scoop (which may be a bit much, in my honest option). I do have a rough estimate of macros for 1/6th of the recipe at the bottom of the recipe card.
  2. Ladle 1/6th of the recipe into your container of choice. Repeat that 6 times, there dinner or lunch is done for the whole week.
  3. Freeze any leftovers for busy days where you don’t have time to cook.
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How to Make Healthy Turkey Chili

One of the things I love the most about this ground turkey chili (aside from how amazing it tastes, is that it’s so easy to make.

There is something super comforting about a pot of chili simmering on the stovetop during chilly days (pun not intended).

Turkey Chili Ingredients

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Healthy Turkey Chili

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You're going to love this healthy turkey chili! A high protein chili recipe that's low in fat and rich in fiber and will keep you full for hours. It's the perfect meal prep recipe for fall and winter.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
6 servings



  • Heat extra virgin olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add ground turkey, onion, green pepper, red pepper, garlic, salt and pepper. Stir to combine.
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  • Cook for 10 minutes or until ground turkey is cooked and veggies are softened.
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  • Stir in diced tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, chicken broth, red kidney beans, white kidney beans, tomato paste, chili powder, cumin, honey and red wine vinegar.
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  • Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes, uncovered, stirring occasionally. Serve hot.
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The nutritional information does not include the optional toppings.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 367kcalCarbohydrates: 52gProtein: 32gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 1487mgPotassium: 1625mgFiber: 16gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 2390IUVitamin C: 74mgCalcium: 181mgIron: 7mg
AuthorRanda Derkson
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