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Amazing Veggie Chili Without Beans

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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!

Reminiscent of your classic chili, but plant based with extra vegetables
Even meat-lovers will embrace this chili with satisfying, bold flavors
Cozy up with a good-for-you healthy bowl of Chili

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.

Ingredients for the Vegetarian Chili – chickpeas too!
Sauté onions and butternut squash until lightly colored, add chopped peppers
Add meaty cremini mushrooms
Add Seasonings and let them toast in the skillet
Lastly add liquids; tomato sauce and vegetable broth – then the lentils
Ready to serve – a homemade bowl warming, healthy chili!
Reminiscent of your classic chili, but plant based with extra vegetables
Be creative with your toppings. I’ve shaved sharp cheddar cheese, Greek yogurt, red onions and parsley sprigs

Enjoy this healthy plant-based chili,
Karen

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