A Healthy and Hearty Chili Chock Full of Veggies with Chickpeas, Lentils, Butternut Squash and Cremini Mushrooms in a Tomato Based Sauce with Homemade Chili Seasoning – dig in and be creative with your toppings!
There are benefits of eating more vegetarian meals – embracing a plant-based diet just one day a week.
We know adding more vegetables to our daily diet is a good thing – higher produce intake can leave you feeling more energized, happier and calmer – with health and environmental benefits.
For many, animal proteins are difficult to digest – yet plant-derived protein contains vitamins, minerals fiber and antioxidants and other compounds we need to stay healthy.
It’s wonderful to make homemade chili and add the ingredients you love.
Why not try a vegetarian chili?
All the flavor of traditional chili bursting with bold, fresh flavors and textures with plenty of vegetables.
Lentils and Chickpeas are a great sources of plant protein and soluble fiber – will help you feel satiated.
Ingredients in the Chili:
Chickpeas, Lentils, Butternut Squash, Cremini Mushrooms, Zucchini, Garlic, Colorful Peppers, Tomato Sauce, Vegetable Broth and Chili Seasonings (see my easy and delicious recipe!)
This is a terrific recipe for those who have a hard time digesting beans (me!) I’ve always been ok with chickpeas an lentils… I find “sprouted” lentils are easier to digest.
The recipe is flexible! Choose the grains and vegetables that you desire, and are agreeable to you.
Enjoy this healthy plant-based chili,