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What's 4 Dinner $10 Meal

Tina Miller, MS RD Meijer Dietitian and Healthy Living Advisor

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Enjoy the flavors of fall with this healthy twist on Cincinnati Chili.  Using Spaghetti squash in place of regular pasta reduces calories and provides a nutrient boost.  Pumpkin puree adds health-promoting antioxidants and helps to create a rich, satisfying full-bodied chili.

Pumpkin Turkey Chili

Serves 6-8

Ingredients

1 cup chopped white onion (NuVal Score 93) - ($0.30)

1/2 cup bell pepper, chopped  (NuVal Score 96) - ($0.50)

3/4 to 1 pound Jennie-O lean ground turkey (NuVal Score 46) - ($2.56)

1 package (1.25 oz.) Meijer Chili Seasoning Mix ($0.50)

1 tablespoon to 1 1/2 tablespoon McCormick Southwest Seasoning spice blend (optional)

1 can (15 oz.) Meijer pumpkin puree (NuVal Score 94) - $(0.99)

1 cup Meijer reduced sodium chicken broth (NuVal Score 4) - ($0.57)

1 can (15.25 oz.) reduced sodium black beans, undrained (NuVal Score 89) - ($0.89)

1 can (15.25 oz.) Meijer corn (no salt added) (NuVal Score 91) - ($0.59)

1 can (28 oz) Meijer diced tomatoes (NuVal Score 44) - ($1.29)

Directions

1. Brown ground turkey, onion and bell pepper in a large saucepan over medium heat.  Cook until turkey is evenly browned.

2. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low.

3. Simmer 30 minutes. Add more broth or water for thinner chili.

4. Salt and pepper to taste, if desired.  Serve over spaghetti squash.

Tip: Spoon single portion servings of any leftover chili into freezer-safe containers.  pull from the freezer and thaw for a quick lunch or fast dinner alternative to fast food on busy nights.

Nutrition information (per serving): 347 Calories, 7g Fat, 2g Saturated Fat, 50mg Cholesterol, 410 mg Sodium, 44g Carbohydrate, 12g Fiber, 27g Protein.

Total Cost - Chili: $8.19