Diet Recipe: Chili Con Carne

Here’s another diet recipe, this time with a few more calories than usual though: 300 calories. While the recipe itself is not as good as the real Chili Con Carne because of the requirements and restrictions of VLCDs, still, it is good enough and pretty tasty.

Ingredients (for 1)
* 130 grams of Safeway’s canned Chili beans (110 cals)
* 70 grams of lean turkey mince meat (75 cals – found at Safeway)
* 2 tablespoons of ball-pepper tomato pasta sauce (15 cals – found at Trader’s Joe)
* 33 grams of Basmati rice (100 cals – found at Trader’s Joe)
* 2 sprays of 0 calorie non-stick spray (0 calories)

1. Boil or steam and then drain the rice as usual. Don’t add any butter on it.
2. On a pot, spray twice of the 0 calorie oil. Add the turkey meat, stir a few times and cook until golden.
3. Add the pepper-tomato sauce. Stir. Add the beans. Stir.
4. After 1-2 minutes on a medium heat and stirring occasionally, it’s ready.
5. Serve hot, with the rice on the side.

Tip: You can replace the rice with steamed cauliflower and carrots. These veggies will fill you up more than 33 grams of rice ever will…

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