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Healthy Crockpot Turkey Chili

What is better than warm comfort food to kick off November?? Enter Healthy Crockpot Turkey Chili- just what you need to make life simpler and warmer for you 😉

I always forget about my crockpot! Seriously- is there any better cooking invention that makes cooking easier? My wonderful future mother in law got my crockpot for me before I moved out on my own in college but I never really used it. I remember thinking I’d mess up a meal and ruin so many ingredients. Hopefully I wasn’t the only one with that silly fear as a first time cook haha.

If only I had this healthy crockpot turkey chili to get me through the last two winters at school! We lived in an old house that was ALWAYS cold. Four poor college students were not about to pay to heat a 100 year old house. This chili would have been perfect for us on those nights huddled around our table in layers haha.

I prepped the chili at 10:00pm the night before, tossed everything in the crockpot, and it was ready the next morning when I got up! I set my crockpot for 8 hours on low heat. This worried me at first that the chili would be bad if it sat out an hour. The nice thing is crockpots have a warming setting to keep your food warm even after it is done! Nice to know for next time!

This healthy crockpot turkey chili makes a big batch. Enough for two people for at least three, probably four meals. I asked my fiancé, Eli, if he was excited to have chili for the week. His response? “Uh.. I don’t really like chili…” Haha but after tasting this even he approved!

I’m excited to have leftovers to create a bunch of fall recipes with! That’s my favorite part of making new meals- seeing how many different ways I can use the leftovers!

This meal will be perfect for football Sundays or family gatherings this winter! I am already excited to make it when I go home for Christmas to see if my stepdad enjoys it haha.

Hope you guys love it as much as I do!

Turkey chili in a bowl with tortilla chips, avocado, kefir, jalapanoes, on a brown background

Healthy Crockpot Turkey Chili

Easy and healthy crockpot turkey chili! A perfect fall or winter recipe the whole family will love.

Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
8 hours


1 pound of ground turkey

3 bell peppers

1 onion

1 can of black beans

1 can of pinto beans

1 can tomato sauce

1 can of diced tomatoes

1 packet Simply Organic Chili Powder


Sauté turkey and onion in a pan in a little oil ( I use avocado oil)

Cut up the peppers pretty small

Drain the beans

Get your crockpot out, either line it (I use these crockpot liners) or spray it

Combine all the ingredients into the crockpot and stir them together

Cook on low heat for 8 hours.

Serve with Siete Grain Free chips, either greek yogurt or Kefir, avocado, and jalapeños

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