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Old 03-01-2012, 02:31 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I love as they list number of portions and nutritional info on their recipes and they have a lot of slow cooker recipes.

I use my slow cooker a lot, but probably my favorite dish is some varient of turkey chili. I rarely make it the same way twice, but that keeps it interesting!

I like to cook the ground turkey and diced onions in a pan w/taco seasoning first, then toss into the slow cooker with:

Some combination of beans--usually pinto, chili, white and/or black.

I also like to add a can of chick peas sometime.

A can of Mexican style corn adds a nice flavor and texture.

I dump in a can or two of chopped or stewed tomatoes, though sometimes tomato soup is good as well.

A can of chopped green chilies adds some nice flavor w/o too much heat.

I usually add some garlic, cumin, and plenty of chili powder. If I am making it just for myself, I'd add white, red, and black pepper as well as a can of Jalapenos (my wife doesn't like it hot, however).

The great thing about chili is you can really get creative and it is a nice high protein/fiber meal and in moderation, not TOO high in cals.

47 M 5'8"

May 4, 2010...... 440? lbs. (Start FitDay Size 60 Jeans)
June 19, 2010.... 393 lbs. (First Weigh-in)
June 19, 2011.... 229 lbs. (164 lbs. gone in one year :-)
Current Weight... 185 lbs. (Size 36 Jeans)

Next Goal 169 lbs. (07/04/12)
Ultimate Goal 165 lbs. (12/31/12)

The best exercises for weight loss are Fork Putdowns and Table Pushaways.

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