Vegetarian Chili Recipe {Daily Eats Included}

Good morning everyone!

Tuesday

5:45 Early morning walk

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7:00 Green Smoothie

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12:00 Vegetarian Chili

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Look at that! Nice and chunky. Filling without the meat πŸ™‚

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And one important thing… you cannot skip the Cilantro! So yummy!

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The recipe is re-used. I posted it once before, but it had to recreated πŸ™‚ This one is even more simple!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups precooked red beans (kidney, chili, or pinto) – I used a can of Kidney
  • 1 tbs. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 container soup starter that has diced carrots, celery, and onion (from TJ’s)
  • 1 tbsp. Crushed Garlic
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 28 oz can crushed tomato
  • 1/4 cup bulgar wheat – I used the 14-minute one from Trader Joe’s
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. italian seasoning
  • 1 Tbs. tamari
  • 1 tsp. taco seasoning (I just love this flavor)
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt

Directions:

  1. In a medium sized soup pot, saute garlic, and soup starter ingredients for 2-3 minutes on medium heat
  2. Add chopped bell pepper and all remaining ingredients. Cover, bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer 15 minutes. Adjust seasoning for your taste. Add more chili powder, cumin, or soy sauce to your liking.
  3. You can serve in individual bowl garnished with chopped raw onion, and cilantro. I didn’t have any onion because I used it in the soup πŸ™‚

Serving Suggestion from Author: β€œWhen a whole grain (bulgar wheat [or brown rice]) and bean are combined they offer a complete protein, so no additional protein is needed. Serve with a fresh green salad or fresh steamed broccoli. Cornbread would be a wonderful addition to this hearty chili…”

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Directly after my Chili, I wanted something with fat in it, and then I wanted something sweet. This is typically how the week before my period is. Neediness: healthy fats & fruits, snacking between meals, and a little bit extra sleep.

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At 4:00 I ate something small because I knew I’d be working until 7 non-stop, and then would be heading straight to the Gym. I had a little tide-me-over meal of Quinoa & Chicken. This was easy, packed with protein, and already cooked πŸ™‚

7:30 GYM I did my Weight Lifting Routine (when you click the link, ignore everything about Calories – I’m not focused on counting anything whatsoever. I am only focusing on the 12-Week Weightlifting Routine at the bottom of this article).

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8:50 LATE dinner! After the Gym, Marco and I were both so hungry. Since I had a Green Smoothie for breakfast, I wanted eggs & toast for dinner. Yum! This was so good to have at dinner time πŸ™‚

I went to bed shortly after, 10:30, and felt completely fine when I woke up. Didn’t feel like I had food sitting in my belly all night πŸ™‚

Well, I hope you all have a wonderful day! Make the Chili! It’s so good, so cozy, and so comforting and warm. Ah, yum! I’m going to have a bit more in a few hours πŸ™‚

Love, Paige
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