Thursday, January 19, 2017

Sunshine in my Bowl!

"The greater your storm, the brighter your rainbow" 

Our area has been blessed with rain, gusts of winds, hailstorm and lightening all week and then suddenly there were rainbows galore. Nothing comforts more than cozying up in the evening to watch my TV shows with a hot bowl of stew. Moreover, the stews that I have been cooking up have been nutritionally kickass. I am following my year end manifesto and one of the fringe benefits has been that I have lost 7 lbs in less than 20 days and no! I am not dieting. Without much ado, here is the recipe.

Smoky Chicken Chili (Kid Approved)
Serves: 4 servings
ACTIVE TIME: 5 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 25 minutes


  • 1 tablespoon Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Lb Ground Chicken
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can organic no-salt kidney beans
  • 1 Pack Grandma's Chili Seasoning


Brown the chicken in 1 tsp oil directly in the Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker, then add in the chili powder and stir for a bit, add in the the can of tomatoes (or in a pinch pasta sauce), after which you can add in the can of kidney beans -  In the Instant Pot Manual High Pressure 20 minutes, In a regular Pressure Cooker 3 to 4 whistles...Taste for salt and adjust as needed. Garnished with cheese, onions and tomatoes - would have also garnished with cilantro if I had it! Really kid friendly - my son had a big bowl of this and sour dough bread for dinner!

Nutrition Specs :  20 grams of Protein and 15 grams of Fiber

How are your healthy resolutions holding up in the new year?