Wednesday, January 10, 2007


This is my first attempt at a "carnival" so please bear with me! :)

This week we are to post "healty" recipes. One of my families favorite thing to eat is Chili! So, I have figured out a way to make it some what better for everyone without them even noticing it! :)

I don't really have a recipt for chili because it's kind of a "What works for me" kind of a soup and I thorw in what I have but lately I have been replacing the ground beef for ground turkey and then I add a can of pumpkin. It makes it less juicy (my family likes chunkey chili) and it adds more vitiamins that they don't normally get. I know it sounds wierd but you really don't even taste the pumpkin. Just don't use the pre-seasoned pumpkin like pumpkin pie filling, that might not go over so well! I usually don't use canned pumpkin, I use pumpkin that I got last fall and cooked and froze. I don't care for store baught pumpkin so this works good too.

That's it, it's pretty easy and if you use the right spices when you cook the turkey they never notice that either.

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3 Comments For Risa:

Amie said...

Interesting! Pumpkin would add tons of nutrients! Very smart ;)

Jodie said...

I LOVE pumpkin and just about any kind of squash. Good idea.

Amy said...

What a great idea! I'm participating in a chili cook-off this weekend, and I just might try pumpkin chili.