Anything that I can make quick in the morning is a plus…. Crockpot Chili for the WIN!  There is nothing like the smell of chili simmering in the crockpot.  I love the fact I can throw all the ingredients in the crockpot and let it do it’s thing!  At the end of the day when it has cooled I divide my servings out into freezer bags and pop them into the freezer.  Every Sunday I pull two bags out of the freezer and put them into the fridge  to defrost for a quick meal during the week.  With this type of planning I succeed in my health goals because meals are prepared and are ready with a little warming.

This is a recipe for a low carb chili and is very similar to the one Jason makes.  He adds beans to his as he is trying to “beef” up.  I do need to say that a friend shared this recipe with me and unfortunately I can’t remember who so can’t give them the credit.  (Thanks friend!!!) I may have changed an ingredient or two but it is basically the same.  This makes a very large pot full so make sure you check that you have a large enough crock or you might have a mess.  This is the crockpot I have now and I LOVE IT!!  The one in the pic was my old one and it was always a mess.

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4 c water
4 c vegetable broth (low sodium)
1 1/2 large onion, chopped
6 celery stalks, chopped
1 large red bell pepper, chopped
3 1/2 lbs 93% lean ground turkey, cooked
2 6oz cans tomato paste
6 garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp cumin
2 tsp liquid smoke
4 tsp salt (Be careful if you did not use low sodium broth – I used homemade broth that was not salted)  This is my FAVE salt!!  I use this in everything and put it in my water just for it’s nutrients and mineral content!!
4 tbsp chili powder
2 tsp black pepper
1 tsp red pepper
1 tsp allspice
6 bay leaves

I just dump all this in the crockpot and let it go several hours on high.  The spice mix in this is phenomenal! I hope you enjoy.

This makes 10 servings at  1  3/4 cup serving.
312 calories per serving
37.5 g protein