{Recipe} Fat Loss Friendly Chili

By Tracey Graver

Here’a s hearty, flavorful, veggie filled chili recipe that is sure to please the whole family. Bonus: it can be made in the slow cooker!



  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 7 to 9 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 2 T chili powder
  • ½  t basil
  • ½  t oregano
  • ½  t cumin
  • ¼  t cayenne pepper
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 2 C zucchini, finely chopped 
  • 1 C carrot, shredded 
  • 3 cans diced tomatoes
  • 2 cans (15 oz) kidney beans, drained and rinsed 
  • 1 ½ lbs cooked ground beef or ground turkey





  1. In a large pot, sauté onion and garlic in olive oil until soft.
  2. Mix in chili powder, basil, oregano, cumin and cayenne pepper.
  3. Stir in peppers, zucchini, and carrots until well blended.
  4. Cook for about 1 minute over low heat, stirring occasionally.
  5. Stir in chopped tomatoes, beans and meat.
  6. Add water to achieve desired consistency then simmer for an hour or until it’s done.

Quick tip for busy mommas: Brown the meat and then throw all the ingredients into your slow cooker and let it cook on low!



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