I woke up Saturday to fall-like weather and it instantly put me in the mood for cozy comfort foods like soup, chili and stews. The great thing about these types of foods is that they can be made in big batches and frozen for future quick and healthy meals. I know I am not alone when trying to balance work, kids’ homework and extracurricular activities; carving out a little time on the weekend to make a couple of big meals will save you some time and money when you are trying to figure out what to make after you have just spent 3 hours at an ice rink or a soccer pitch!
Batch cooking is basically preparing large quantities of foods at once, to be doled out over the days to come. Continue reading “Dinner Tonight: Squash and Turkey Chili”
If you still have turkey left over, this recipe is a great way to use up the rest of it. It is full of fiber and protein and is super hearty for the chilly days ahead (no pun intended). This one-pot dinner offers the bone-warming comfort of turkey soup, but with a twist. Make your favorite chili as you normally would, but leave out any meat you’d typically use and instead throw in leftover shredded turkey.
Don’t have a go-to chili recipe? Try this one! Leave out the turkey altogether to make it a vegetarian meal. Because the turkey is already cooked, you can throw everything in a crockpot in the morning and you will have a healthy meal ready to eat by dinner, or cook it in the normal way on the stove. It’s pretty fast to make. Continue reading “Dinner Tonight: Leftover Turkey Chili”