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The BEST Healthy Chili Recipes

Whether you’re new here or are an OG Ambitious Kitchen reader, you’re probably familiar with my best healthy turkey chili recipe. Did you know it’s the most popular recipe on AK of all time?! Oh yeah, so you know it’s the real deal. Did you also know that I have over 9 more delicious, healthy chili recipes that you’ll love? That’s right, you came to the right post for all of your game day, weeknight dinner, and meal prep chili needs.

Here you’ll find a mix of ground turkey, chicken & bean-based chilis, but feel free to use your favorite ground meat or beans.

Easy ways to customize your chili

One of the many reasons I love making chili is because it’s totally customizable to whatever is in your kitchen! Here are some great ways to customize chili recipes:

  • Pick your protein. As I mentioned, I typically use ground turkey, chicken & beans in my chili recipes, but you can easily swap them around! Keep any chili recipe vegetarian by adding an extra can of beans in place of the meat, feel free to swap in ground beef for the ground turkey, etc.
  • Add veggies. Chili recipes are perfect for sneaking in tons of veggies. Feel free to mix and match with bell peppers, corn, carrots, and even ingredients like sweet potato and pumpkin!
  • Choose your spice. We LOVE spice in my house, so I like to add plenty of cayenne pepper or even fresh jalapeño to my recipes. If you’re sensitive to spice or are serving kids, simply omit these spicy ingredients! You can always douse your own bowl in hot sauce anyway.

How to freeze chili

Once your chili is completely cooled, just place it in an airtight container (or multiple, if you’d like to meal prep it) without the additional toppings. Place the container(s) in your freezer for up to 3 months. To reheat, simply thaw the vegetarian chili overnight and reheat on the stovetop or in the microwave when you’re ready to eat.

What to serve with these chili recipes

Besides some extra chips for dipping, here are some other amazing sides to serve with any of these healthy chili recipes:

Double or triple these for a crowd (perfect for the big game tomorrow!) and enjoy a warm bowl of healthy chili with a few extra chips on the side. If you make any of these recipes be sure to leave a comment and let me know how you liked it! Snap a photo and share it on Instagram with the hashtag #ambitiouskitchen, and in our Facebook group. Enjoy, xoxo!

healthy chili in two bowls

The Best Healthy Turkey Chili

the best vegetarian chili recipe in a bowl with toppings

Actually, the Best Vegetarian Chili Ever

healthy chili recipes: slow cooker pumpkin chicken chili in a bowl

Slow Cooker Black Bean Quinoa Pumpkin Chicken Chili

healthy chili recipes: white chicken chili in a bowl

Healthy White Chicken Chili

white chicken chili pie with pumpkin cornbread crust in a skillet

White Chicken Chili Pie with Pumpkin Cornbread Crust

healthy chili recipes: chili in a pot with a wooden spoon

Lentil & Quinoa Chili {Vegan & Gluten Free}

healthy chili recipes: stuffed sweet potato skins on a baking sheet

Ultimate Chili-Stuffed Sweet Potato Skins

healthy chili recipes: white chili in a bowl

Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Chickpea Chicken Chili

healthy chili recipes: turkey chili in two bowls topped with avocado and cheese

Slow Cooker Black Bean Pumpkin Turkey Chili

healthy chili recipes: Black bean, sweet potato, and quinoa chili in a bowl

Black Bean, Sweet Potato, and Quinoa Chili with Smoked Chipotle

bowl of chicken chile verde

Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Chile Verde

If you make any of these healthy chili recipes I’d love for you to head over to the recipe to leave a comment and rating — I appreciate it so much! xo!

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