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Healthy Tailgating Recipes – Bean Free Chili and More

It may be football season but that’s no reason to ruin your clean eating plan. Whether you stay home or go to a friends house be prepared with something healthy to eat.  This recipe is great anytime but during football season it just seems to hit the spot.  This hearty dish will satisfy your desire for comfort food without breaking your Detox Plan.  If you are following your Lifestyle Diet Plan feel free to add a few cups of your favorite beans to this recipe for some fiber and additional nutrients.

Another great idea to make for game day would be a dip.  Try out my recipe for Gail’s Eggplant Dip  and serve it with some grain free chips, high fiber crackers or vegetables.   Cauliflower Hummus served with vegetables is also a party favorite and will keep you on track. All these recipes are Detox Friendly for those of you following BodyDesigns Two-Week Detox Plan.

As for cocktails, we can’t have a game without some sort of alcohol right?  Let’s try to stick with the lowest carb choices and again be prepared in advance by bringing what you need to stay on track.  Check out my How To Keep Summertime Cocktails off Your Waistline for some good ideas.

If someone is bringing a grill be sure to bring your own lean, organic protein to grill up and take your own grain free or low carb wraps as an alternative to a regular roll which is full of carbs (sugar).  If you combine some lean protein like the recipe below with some healthy appetizers served with cut up vegetables you should be able to stay on track even when you add a few light cocktails to the mix.

Remember it’s all about planning and being prepared.  Enjoy this recipe and enjoy your tailgating season.


Healthy Tailgating Recipes


Bean Free Chili

1 T coconut oil
1 lb. lean ground turkey
1 sweet onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 red pepper, chopped
3 large carrots, chopped
1 box POMI chopped tomatoes, or 5 large tomatoes
2-4 T chili powder
salt and pepper to taste

1. Heat coconut oil and saute onions and garlic for 5 minutes over medium heat.

2.  Add ground turkey and cook until no longer pink.

3.  Add all the other ingredients and cook until your vegetables are tender but not soggy, about 15 minutes.  Enjoy it hot or refrigerate for another meal.

Servings:  7
Serving size:  1 cup

Calories:  138
Fat:        4 g
Carbs.      11 g
Protein:    18 g

I would love to hear from you after you try this recipe. Reach out to me on social media or send me a quick email telling me what you think.

Are you looking to transform your health? Mary works with clients all over the country developing personalized nutrition and exercise plans for weight loss and health. If you’re ready to get started on your journey to health and wellness contact her today!

Visit BodyDesigns Two Week Detox Plan or BodyDesignsbyMary for more information.

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