by Kirsten Helle, founder of Mesa de Vida
This incredibly delicious slow cooker chili is a nutrition powerhouse. If you’re looking for a healthy and simple chili recipe, this is it! It’s easy to assemble in the slow cooker, and if you pick up frozen, cubed sweet potatoes (a freezer staplein my house), the prep process is even quicker.
This recipe is vegan (as well as gluten and dairy free), but feel free to play around with it however you like. Toss in some cubed beef stew meat (which always gets better in a long, slow cooking process), diced chicken, switch up the beans, swap the sweet potatoes out for butternut squash, etc.
One thing I do highly recommend: top the chili with crushed baked tortilla chips and a squeeze of fresh lime. Add some crumbly Mexican cheese or shredded cheddar too if you like!
As with all chili, the leftovers are even better, so feel free to double up on ingredients. If you’re a fan of easy freezer meal prep, this is a great option. Enjoy your healthy slow cooker chili!