Welcome to another edition of the just better.® Recipe of the Week! It's National Chili Week, and what could be better than a bowl of hearty, veggie-packed chili? Not just any chili, but one that’s infused with the benefits of just better.® prebiotic fiber. It's all about enjoying the comfort of classic dishes with a fiber-rich twist, ensuring that every bite is just better.® for you and your loved ones.
Making your own chili, especially our just better.® Harvest Chili is a clear choice over processed foods. Processed options often have hidden sugars, too much salt, and artificial ingredients that are not good for us or our gut health! Homemade chili, on the other hand, is loaded with natural, heart and gut-healthy ingredients.
JBB Fiber Fact: A meal rich in fiber, like chili, brings along many health benefits. Fiber promotes a healthy digestive system, aids in maintaining optimal blood sugar levels, and supports heart health by helping to lower cholesterol.
But wait, there’s more!
A fiber-fueled meal keeps you feeling full and satisfied for longer, reducing unnecessary snacking and overeating. And here’s the real stunner - fiber is food for your friendly gut bacteria, ensuring that your gut-brain chat line stays lively and strong!
So, by choosing the just better.® Prebiotic Harvest Chili, you're not only indulging in a flavorful feast but also giving your body the wellness it craves.
Remember, each spoonful is a step away from processed pitfalls and a leap toward natural nourishment. Ready to cook up some gut-healthy comfort food?
just better.® Prebiotic Harvest Chili
2 tablespoons avocado oil
1 large onion, finely chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 large organic bell pepper (your favorite color), diced
1 zucchini, diced
1 cup carrots, diced
1 can (15 oz.) organic black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can (15 oz.) organic pinto beans, drained and rinsed
1 can (15 oz.) organic diced tomatoes with green chili, in juice
3 tablespoons tomato paste
4 Tablespoons just better.® prebiotic fiber
1 ½ Tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
Salt and pepper to taste
¾ cup vegetable broth
Optional Toppings: Fresh cilantro, diced avocado, shredded cheese, plain Greek yogurt
- In a large pot, heat avocado oil over medium heat. Add onions and garlic and sauté until translucent.
- Add bell pepper, zucchini, and carrots to the pot. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are slightly softened.
- Stir in the black beans, pinto beans, and diced tomatoes (with juice).
- Add in the just better.® prebiotic fiber, ensuring you stir well so it’s evenly distributed. (Our fiber is 100% dissolvable!)
- Add chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper. Give everything a good mix.
- Pour in the vegetable broth and bring the mixture to a gentle boil. Reduce the heat to low and let simmer for about 35 to 45 minutes, allowing all the flavors to meld together.
- Taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary. If you like your chili a bit thicker, you can simmer it for an additional 10 minutes.
Serve just better.® Harvest Chili in bowls, garnished with fresh cilantro. Pair it with a slice of crusty whole-grain bread or a side of baked tortilla chips.
There you have it, our hearty Harvest Chili for National Chili Week, courtesy of just better.® Recipe of the Week! Whether it’s a chilly 😉 evening or a sunny afternoon, this delightful chili promises both nourishment and comfort. Remember, every spoonful is a step towards a healthier, fiber-rich lifestyle. Until next time, keep your pots simmering and your health sparkling! Happy National Chili Week!
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