This White Chicken Chili is hearty, healthy, full of protein and happens to be gluten-free! It’s perfect for serving on a cold night or while watching your favorite football team!
How’s everyones week back at work going? It’s going slow as snails for me. I’m still in my lazy holiday mode and would rather be laying around binge watching Netflix or movies. I think the lack of cookies and chocolate is also getting to me. Not having that afternoon sugar rush is making me sleepy and a little cranky, that tends to happen when you go cold turkey on it. I’ve been trying to up my water intake in hopes that if keeps me full and makes me forget about all the cookies….yeah that’s going reeeal well. Somehow water just doesn’t taste the same as a sugar cookie, crazy I know. I will say this, the water or any liquid for that matter does help me stay full longer and is definitely helping with the leftover holiday bloated feeling.
One of my favorite things to eat when I’m trying to cut back on heavy foods is a hearty soup. This White Chicken Chili is exactly that! This chili is as delicious as it is hearty. It’s full of green chiles, shredded chicken, cannellini beans and lots of Mexican spices. Everything in this chili is lean so you don’t have to worry about ruining any New Year’s resolutions by serving yourself a big bowl of it. Most chili is actually very healthy, it’s the toppings that can really pack on the calories.
Some of the toppings I added to my bowl of chili were fresh squeezed lime juice, cilantro, a little Monterey Jack cheese and a dollop of plain non-fat Greek yogurt. Greek yogurt is a great substitute for sour cream if you’re watching your calories. It has the same tang as sour cream, plus a good amount of protein. As long as you keep the amount of shredded cheese you sprinkle on top in check, you’ll be a-ok!
Since I’m being good at the moment, I resisted the urge to use tortilla chips to scoop up my chili, my husband however did not. His idea of cutting back for the new year is limiting himself to one pint of ice cream a week instead of two. If only my thighs were that forgiving. If you’re looking for a healthier alternative to the chips for a scooping method, corn tortillas are a good way to go. Just because we’re eating healthy doesn’t mean we can’t eat hearty filling foods that taste good and this White Chicken Chili tastes REALLY good!
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