April 25, 2009

Daily Healthy Tip and Recipe: Cajun Kidney Bean Chili

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April 25, 2009

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Today’s RecipeIf you don’t know what to have for dinner tonight …

This tasty version of chili is a great choice for lunch or dinner any time of year. Beans are a great source of dietary fiber as well as a vegetarian source of protein. Enjoy!

Cajun Kidney Bean Chili

Cajun Kidney Bean Chili

Prep and Cook Time: 25-30 minutes


  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 medium yellow or red bell pepper, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 TBS chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1- 15oz can kidney beans
  • 1- 15 oz can diced tomatoes
  • Salt, pepper and olive oil to taste
  • Optional: cooked ground turkey


  1. Chop onion and press garlic and let sit for 5 minutes to bring out their hidden health benefits.
  2. Healthy Sauté onion and bell peppers for 5 minutes.
  3. Add garlic, spices, tomatoes and kidney beans.
  4. Simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Season to taste with salt, pepper and olive oil.

Serves 2

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Daily Food Tip

Do most turkey products contain sodium nitrite?

Virtually all nationally marketed, non-organic deli meats contain sodium nitrite (or sometimes potassium nitrite) as a preservative. Occasionally, a non-organic manufacturer will introduce an “all-natural” version of its deli meat that does not contain any nitrites, but the only way to be sure about this is to check the ingredient list on the back of the package. Since preservation with sodium nitrite is not allowed in certified organic deli meats, these organic versions are a great way to steer clear of this preservative. Cooked whole turkey products and cured turkey products often do contain sodium nitrite, but there are nitrite-free products in the marketplace. Once again, your best bet is to look through the ingredient list and check for sodium nitrite or potassium nitrite among the ingredients. Nitrite-free products will sometimes advertise their nitrite-free status on the label.

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