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Superfood Turkey Chili

Chilly weather calls for a chili dinner that’s as good-for-you as it is satisfying!

With heartiness from wholesome ground turkey and a bounty of beans, this healthier spin on a beloved soup gets its key nutritional power from fresh bell peppers, chia seeds and turmeric powder.

Serve this dish when you’re in need of a better-for-you warming winter meal, or if you’re looking to give your immune system a little love!

Superfood Turkey Chili
Superfood Turkey Chili
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  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 sweet bell peppers
  • 2 15 oz. cans tomato sauce (no sugar added)
  • 2 15 oz. cans fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 15 oz. can dark red kidney beans
  • 1 15 oz. can black beans
  • 1 15 oz. can kidney beans
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1 Tbsp. turmeric powder
  • 1 Tbsp. cumin
  • 1 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • Shredded cheese, for topping
  • Greek yogurt, for topping
  • Sliced green onions, for topping
  • Olives, for topping


  1. Finely dice the onions and peppers.
  2. Brown the turkey, onions and peppers in a large skillet with extra virgin olive oil. Transfer the browned mixture to a slow cooker and layer with tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, beans, chia seeds and spices. Stir well.
  3. Cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 4 hours. Stir occasionally.
  4. Serve with your desired toppings.

Superfood Turkey Chili

Melanie Jatsek, RD, LD
By Melanie Jatsek RD, LD
Heinen's Chief Dietitian, Melanie Jatsek, RD, LD believes that the answer to a strong, healthy and vibrant body lies within. She graduated cum laude from the University of Akron, earning a degree in Nutrition & Dietetics and has over 20 years of experience in wellness program development, health coaching and professional speaking. As a published author of three books and registered dietitian for Heinen’s, Melanie offers programs, services and tools to help Heinen’s customers take inspired action to build the healthy body they were meant to live in without giving up their favorite foods.

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