Since soup, stew, and chili season is upon us, Brittney Bearden, Sports Dietician for Texas Health Sports Medicine, put together a family friendly meal so when you circle around the table for dinner it’s delicious – and healthy.
When made with the proper ingredients, each can be a flavorful, balanced meal on its own. Choose ones comprised of protein such as chicken, ground turkey, or lean ground beef for muscle maintenance and muscle growth. Complex carbohydrate ingredients like brown rice and potatoes offer long-lasting energy. Bonus points for fiber-rich and nutrient-rich ingredients including beans, chickpeas, lentils, and vegetables. Many soup, stew, and chili recipes require little prep work and can often be cooked in a slow cooker for a convenient, healthy, hot meal to come home to.
This hearty Chicken, Quinoa, and Sweet Potato Chili is packed with flavor, protein, and fiber to keep all the athletes in the family fueled and satisfied until the next meal. If desired, top with avocado or guacamole for a serving of healthy fats.
Click on the recipe below to print off and add to your meal plan.
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Trying to take your game to the next level or simply live a healthier lifestyle and meet your fitness goals? Proper sports nutrition needs to be part of your game plan. Contact Brittney Bearden, Sports Dietitian for Texas Health Sports Medicine to help put together a comprehensive nutrition plan through a myriad of sports nutrition services.