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Good morning everyone!

I woke up early to fit in my early morning work out, but my muscles ache all over.  So I am going to try for an evening work out instead and since I’m up super early I thought I might as well post on my blog instead…

Last nights dinner consisted of a Jamaican sweet potato topped with cottage cheese and my healthy chilli.  To get more veggies in I added a side of salad greens and brussel sprouts (there not just for Christmas!)

The spicy chilli tasted great with the sweet potato…so heres the recipe:

Healthy Chilli

  • 1 pack of organic fresh turkey mince
  • 1 large white onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 chilli seeded (or you can make it as hot as you like)
  • 1 cup of chestnut mushrooms
  • 1 cup of diced carrots
  • 400g of organic tinned tomatoes
  • 1 can of organic kidney beans
  • 2 tsp of fresh oregano
  • 2 tsp of low salt soy sauce
  • 1 tsp of dried chilli flakes
  • 1.5 tsp of cumin
  • pinch of salt and black pepper (to taste)
  • 2 tbsp of tomato puree

To be honest there is no really method.  I usually cook off the meat first in no oil as the meat releases its own oil then add the onion, chilli and garlic.  When the meat has almost cooked through add all the veggies and allow them to cook until tender.  Then I add the tomatoes, tomato paste and kidney beans along with all the seasoninings and spices.  I then leave it simmer on a low heat with the lid on the saucepan for at least 20 minutes to let the flavours mingle!

This makes quite a large batch, but it keeps well in the fridge and can be frozen. It’s also a really adaptable recipe as you can what ever veggies you like and whatever spices you like to make it your own.  Also to make it vegetarian just omit the turkey mince and add a variety of beans such as butter, borlotti and canelini beans along with the kidney beans.  This chilli is really versatile and will go with anything; on top of a sweet potato, served with brown rice or salad, used a dip for your veggies, put in wholemeal tortillas to make fajitas or enchiladas (but use a low fat cheese for the enchiladas).  It’s also great as a topping on nachos for a treat…Phew!!!!

As I’m new to the blogging world I wrote to Lindsey on .  She’s a great source of information and very willing to help.  If you are new to blogging too HLB are willing to list your blog on there site to help get your blog to the masses….

“Healthy Living Blogs is a new resource for the health blogging community. Created by Lindsey of , HLB is a site designed to enhance the positive community of the healthy living blog world. Bloggers and readers can explore the site and find more blogs to love, bloggers in their area, and forums to deepen healthy discussion and support. If you’re interested in having your site listed on HLB, simply send the following information [email protected] and check the site out for yourself!

  • Email subject line: MEMBERS
  • Your name (please share if you prefer to go by first name, first and last, or however you prefer to be known on the Internet)
  • Blog Name andBlog URL (please start with http://, not www.)
  • Your handle, if applicable
  • Your location (if you prefer not to disclose this information for privacy’s sake, that is completely understandable. We’ll simply include your blog listing in the A-Z listing, not by location, too)
  • Any specific labels (i.e. vegan, gluten-free, weight loss, running, etc.)”

Anyway morning has broken and I need to go and get ready for my busy day ahead.

Have a great day! =P

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