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16 Healthy Chili Recipes That Are Perfect For a Crowd

Jan 31 2016 - 12:00pm

It's no wonder that chili is a cold-weather staple: this one-pot meal is easy to cook, serve, and clean up. It's also packed with protein, metabolism-boosting spices, and iron. Best of all, there's a chili recipe for just about anyone — regardless of dietary restrictions. If you need to feed a crowd this season, make one of these healthy chili recipes to keep guests full throughout the day.

Quinoa Veggie Chili

Butternut squash, kidney beans, and quinoa lay the base for this hearty vegetarian recipe [1] that offers more than 20 grams of protein and 60 percent of your daily recommended fiber in one spicy bowl.

Pulled-Turkey Chipotle Chili

Full of fiber, this filling recipe for pulled-turkey chipotle chili [2] gets a little flavor boost in the form of dark beer.

Tofu Chili With Black Beans

Don't leave vegetarians out of the festivities. This tofu chili recipe [3] still retains the smoky flavors of chili, but the absence of meat makes it low in both fat and calories but still high in protein.

Slow-Cooker Vegetarian Chili

Full of veggies like corn and zucchini, this slow-cooker vegetarian chili [4] is thick, hearty, and full of nutritional goodness.

Vegan Squash and Quinoa Chili

Get creative by making a seasonal vegan squash and quinoa chili [5]. No red meat to weigh you down in this recipe!

Pumpkin Beef and Bean Crockpot Chili

This pumpkin beef and bean crockpot chili [6] is sure to become a classic in your house. Simple to make, you just add all of the ingredients to your crockpot and wait it out for six hours.

Vegetarian Ancho Chili

It may look like ground beef, but this vegetarian ancho chili [7] gets its protein fix from quinoa.

Spicy Chicken Chili

While there are plenty of vegetarian chili options, sometimes the mood strikes for something a little heartier like this spicy chicken chili [8].

Sweet Potato Chili

Harness the weight-loss powers of sweet potato [9] by making this slow-cooker chili recipe [10].

Vegan Pumpkin Chili

'Tis the pumpkin season! Filling and full of protein, (never) homemaker's pumpkin chili recipe [11] is so rich and smoky, it will have guests wondering if it's really vegan.

Crockpot Turkey Chili

If the idea of being in charge of the chili makes you anxious, try this recipe for crockpot turkey chili [12]. All you need to do is toss in the ingredients, give it four hours, and it's chili time!

Healthy Chili Verde

Don't forget how good green chili can be! This recipe for a healthy chili verde [13] spices things up with jalapeño, Anaheim chiles, and tomatillos.

Sweet Potato and Turkey Chili

Take a little edge off the spice with this sweet potato and turkey chili [14]. The recipe is a perfect balance of smoky and sweet.

Chicken Chili With Black Beans

The next time you cook chili, save on calories and fat by using chicken instead of beef. Chicken chili with black beans [15] is low in calories but off the charts when it comes to protein.

Vegan Pumpkin Chili

This pumpkin chili [16] just might be the best vegan chili you'll ever taste in your life. It's full of spice, and you can kick it up a notch by adding even more jalapeños.

Simple Weeknight Chili

It may be called a simple weeknight chili [17], but this recipe is perfect for Super Bowl Sunday. If you're pressed for time, make it in advance to store in the freezer until the big day.

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