Schedule a Visit 855-965-2212

Nutritional Tips Nutritional Recipes Ask Our Nutritionist COA Nutritionist
Selecting Childcare Mind & Body Matters Safety & Security How We Do It Always Close By FAQ Testimonials Our Tuition Engagement/Partnering Military Resources
Just Read Nutrition Fitness Infant Toddler Preschool Pre-K Kingdergarten Grades 1-5 School Age Summer Camp Enrichment Programs Designated Learning Areas Assessments
Infant Toddler Preschool Kindergarten Summer Camp School Age Playground Link Parent Reflections Be The Best
Enroll Online Mind & Body Matters Star Curriculum Just Read Program Nutrition Program Fitness Program Apple A Day Blog Meet Bentley Bentley in Action Bentley Gallery Bentley Games Bentley Books Traveling Bentley Monthly Menu School Events Newsletter Parent Referal Childcare Tax Credit Emergency Alerts
logo

Contact Us Today: (855) 965-2212

855 965 2212

Nutritional Recipes

Bean and Veggie Chili Recipe

Written by COA Nutrition Team On December 28, 2018

This have-it-your-way chili can be made vegetarian, with ground turkey or with ground beef. Enjoy the slightly sweet flavor added by the carrot.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 pound extra-lean ground beef or extra-lean ground turkey, or 1 10-ounce package frozen meatless crumbles, thawed
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 ribs celery, chopped
  • 1 medium-size green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium-size red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 carrot, scrubbed and sliced thinly
  • 1 15½-ounce can dark or light kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 14½-ounce cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 6-ounce can no-salt-added tomato paste
  • 1 package (1.25oz) of your favorite brand of Chili Seasoning Mix
  • 3 green onions, sliced thinly, optional
  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro, optional
  • ½ cup fat-free sour cream
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese

DIRECTIONS

  1. Combine the oil, meat (or turkey or meatless crumbles), onion and garlic in a large pot over medium heat.
  2. Cook and stir until the onion is wilted and the meat is lightly browned. About 6 to 8 minutes.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients except the optional ones and the sour cream. Stir well, cover and reduce heat; simmer gently for 20 minutes. Adjust the chili powder, oregano and black pepper to taste.
  4. Serve with green onions, cilantro, cheese and/or sour cream.

Tips of the Month MOBILE

Planning Ahead Tip of the Month

“Eat a screen-free meal together at least once a day”

Sit at the table with your kids. Disconnect from your device. Bring yourself, and whatever you’re thinking and feeling. You don’t have to be perfect; you just have to be you!

Love This?


Get COA posts delivered to your inbox