Wow. 2012...come and gone. Fastest year of my life.
Looking ahead to 2013, I have high hopes and a few dreams.
I’m not too big on New Year’s resolutions though. For one, they never last, and two, I believe it shouldn’t take a New Year to change something about yourself or your life.
For 2013, however, I have decided I am committing to slowing down to enjoy every minute of my life, not worrying or over-planning for the future.
Menu planning, though, will never cease to exist in my life
Ground Turkey-excellent source of protein, contains cancer protective selenium, good source of niacin and vitamin B6, and contains only half the amount of saturated fat found in beef.
Chili powder-fights inflammation, provides natural pain relief, and can reduce blood cholesterol, triglyceride levels, and platelet aggregation
And speaking of menu planning, I’ve got a few good meals planned this coming week, like this Turkey Chili and some “Paleo” Orange chicken for tomorrow.
What are your New Year’s resolutions? How about making this chili a few times this year? It's so easy to whip up, or start in the crock pot in the morning and head to work.
1 lb ground turkey
1/2 onion, diced
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 small can tomato paste
1 large can tomato sauce
1 15 oz can chili, kidney, or black beans (I prefer black)
2 tbsp chili powder
salt to taste
1/3 cup of your favorite beer (optional)
In a large saucepan brown ground turkey with onion; add garlic powder and season with salt. Drain and return turkey to pot. Add remaining ingredients; bring to a simmer. Cover and simmer until heated through. (Or cook slowly in crock pot all day) Enjoy!