Thursday, 24 April 2014

Top 5 Healthy Chili Recipes that You can Try even in Summers

Summers are here and it’s essential to have something refreshing and cool, something which can beat the heat. Here in California nights are usually cold if compared to sunny day time and at times its really chilling. So it is important to have something soothing and appetizing for dinner.

Chili recipes are usually considered as a winter food because of its warmth and heat which keeps us warm during the cold weather. But what if you want to have chili recipe in summers, it’s not crime – right! Anyways after a long, tiring day at beach when you return home your family definitely look for something refreshing yet satisfying.

A chili recipe is a healthy recipe that we all know; you can easily make a nice warm bowl of chili especially on a rainy day. This recipe is so comforting that it actually relax your senses and also helps you to have a good sleep. At time, kids are allergic to beans or some people have the gastric issues having beans and spices, for them it is always advisable to have no-bean chili recipe.

In today’s post I will share 5 chili recipe that you can make in summers; it includes a vegan chili recipe, a no-bean chili recipe, vegetarian chili recipe and more. These recipes are not just healthy but are easy to make and scrumptious too.

Summers are here along with barbecuing, enjoying at beaches, having get together outdoors it’s important to hydrate your body and also not to forget to apply some suntan lotion before you go outside. Drink plenty of water and fruit juices and eat healthy. Nevertheless, let’s jot down the recipes – 

EasyNo-Bean Chili Recipe: This recipe is for them who are allergic to beans, it’s filled with ground beef and assorted vegetable. This recipe follow the Paleo Diet and it’s quite healthy and hale. Tip – lessen the use of garlic in this recipe, instead of 3-4 just use 1-2 garlic cloves. You can add as much vegetables you want like zucchinis and tomatoes etc. and also instead of using sour cream just use Greek yogurt for more health benefits.

This recipe can serve up to 6 servings
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes

VeganChili Recipe: This recipe is perfect for summers. It is the perfect large pot meal that allows you to add leftovers and it could be a great dish for additional quick meals. It’s healthy and really simple to make. If desired, garnish with scallions, or try guacamole for a creamy more decadent garnish.

This recipe can serve up to 4 servings
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes

SummerVegetable Chili: As the name suggest, this chili recipe is normally made for summer time. It is also perfect for meatless Mondays as it don’t contain meat or beef in it. It’s a quick an easy recipe and served as a main course with some soft tortillas. Garnish it with cheese, sour cream and/or cilantro; sprinkle with the reserved red onion (if needed).

This recipe can serve up to 4 servings
Preparation Time: 14 minutes
Cooking Time: 26 minutes

HeartyChipotle Chili: A healthy chili recipe made from black beans. We all know black beans are healthy and nourishing. It contains fibers i.e. soluble and insoluble both which may help in lowering the cholesterol, it also improves glucose control and prevent colon cancer and diverticulitis. Tip – squeeze some fresh lemon juice to bring the flavors more alive and filled with zing. Garish it with fresh coriander and cheese.

This recipe serves up to 6 servings
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Our Favorite Chili: The name itself is fascinating that nobody really question to make it, even in summers. Kids love this recipe as it is mildly spicy. And it is made with spaghetti, meat, tomatoes and chili. Flavors are such that it simply pleases your tongue and senses. Perfect for dinner, this recipe is definitely worth a try!

This recipe can serve up to 4 servings
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes


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