Quick Healthy Recipes & Tips To Simplify Cooking to Start the New Year

quick chili recipe

Don’t have time to cook, know how to cook or just tired of preparing the same dinners?

That’s why I’m here with my quick healthy recipes.  Because of these remarks, I have tried to simplify cooking so you can prepare meals without having to think.  My best advice is have a well stocked pantry so you can come home and pull from the pantry.  I actually was surprised how many people depended on my “Stock the Pantry” section in KITCHEN 101 to give their kitchen what they needed to prepare my easy, healthy meals. I’ve tried to give you tips such as:   Don’t buy a special vinegar- use what you have on hand or “Freeze extra rice to pull our for a another time.  

Quick Healthy Recipes

With quick healthy recipes plus Ready-Made Menus, I want you to start cooking and have fun doing so.  I promise you will not be spending a lot of time in the kitchen but your family will benefit with these affordable, healthy recipes. From the first chapter in the book, Start Simple, I wanted to share my Quick Chili (I know it is getting cooler in some places) that can be made in less than 30 minute if you are in a pinch for dinner! Pick up cornbread and you have a meal made.  And, if you need to bring a treat or want a quick dessert, I always have these ingredients in my pantry for Ooey Gooey Squares-probably the best and easiest bar cookie recipe.  And, if you want fish to pizza, KITCHEN 101 has the recipes prepared the easy way…..so start cooking and let me know what you make!!! Now available for your ipad and kindle-check out KITCHEN 101 in ebook form. Quick Chili from my easiest of easy books, KITCHEN 101                                                              

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My Quick Chili recipe from KITCHEN 101 cookbook

I needed a last minute dinner so I took ground beef from the freezer and raided my pantry to make this fantastic quick full-flavored chili. Serve with chopped red onions, avocado and shredded reduced-fat cheese.

Makes 4 heaping (1-cup) servings

1 pound ground sirloin
1 onion, chopped
1 (15-ounce) can fat-free chicken broth
1 (10 1/2-ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chilies
1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
Dash ground cinnamon
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed

1. In large nonstick pot, cook meat and onion until done; drain off any excess fat.

2. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and cook over low heat about 10 minutes.

Nutritional info per serving: Calories 318, Calories from Fat 20%, Fat 7g, Saturated Fat 2g, Cholesterol 62mg, Sodium 759mg, Carbohydrates 31g, Dietary Fiber 11g, Total Sugars 9g, Protein 34g, Dietary Exchanges: 1 starch, 3 vegetable, 4 lean meat Terrific Tip: To cook in slow cooker, first cook meat and onion in skillet until done.

Check out all my quick healthy recipes for the busy cook.

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Holly Clegg

With over 1 MILLION COOKBOOKS sold, Holly Clegg has become a culinary expert on easy healthy everyday recipes through her nationally recognized best-selling trim&TERRIFIC® and Eating Well cookbook series, including Eating Well Through Cancer, (English, Spanish and Chinese editions), Eating Well to Fight Arthritis and Diabetic Cooking with the ADA. Clegg attended the Cordon Bleu Cooking School, London and has appeared on Fox & Friends, NBC Weekend Today, QVC, The 700 Club, USA Today, Cooking Light Magazine, Web MD, and Huff Post. She consulted and did spokesperson work for Walmart, Teflon, DuPont, The Coca-Cola Company, and hospitals throughout the country. For more information, visit About Holly or The Healthy Cooking Blog for more recipes and tips.
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