Healthy Recipes for Students on the Go!


Ever hungry for a hearty meal that would make anyone feel good after they eat it? Does anyone need a filling dinner to play your heart out at the basketball game or to work the hardest at a practice? Is anyone tired of that sick feeling they get when they eat something some from a fast food restaurant or greasy foods? My healthy dinner option is good for all people.

Something interesting about the recipe I will show you today, is that I just came across it a couple weeks ago when my Mom, was and still on a crazy diet. So for the last couple of weeks all I have been smelling is cooked cauliflower (smells awful) and every veggie on demand. But, my mom told me to try her turkey chili that she actually found delicious. I was a little taken back, because after eating cooked cauliflower for four nights in a row, she finally decided to make something different.

After a lot of convincing, I finally tried a cup for my self. It was amazing! It tasted so much like my Grandma’s homemade chili. I never thought I would enjoy something that was healthful and tasted so good! So today I figured I would share my yummy dinner idea to the students reading this. Enjoy…

What you will need:

•2 Tbsp. of Butter (Sliced)

•1 pound of ground turkey

•1 cup of coarsely cut of red bell pepper

•1 medium cut onion (3/4 pepper)

•2/3 cup of coarsely chopped celery

•Optional beans (of any kind)

•1 clove garlic

•2 tsp of chili powder

•14 and 1/2 ounces of plum tomatoes

•1/2 cup of low fat chicken broth

•Salt and pepper

Directions: Heat 1 tsp. of butter on a sauce pan for high heat until melt. Then, take turkey and season it with salt and pepper for flavor. Then, break up and cook turkey for about two to three minutes (until brown). After that, remove to a bowl and keep warm with a cover. Reduce the heat to low. Add, another 1 tsp. of butter and repeat the first sentence. Add the garlic, red bell pepper, and onion and cook for about three to five minutes. Add the chili powder and stir for about 1 minute. Turn the stove to medium and add the plum tomatoes and broth. Boil and bring to high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-low and let the chili simmer uncovered for 15 minutes. Add brown turkey and simmer for another 5 minutes. Turn off equipment and let the meal cool down. Enjoy!