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White Bean Chicken Chili

November 21, 2017

As the temperatures continue to drop those comfort foods start to sound more and more enticing.  This is the time of year people start to get derailed from their weight loss and weight maintenance plans.  It’s so much more appealing to cuddle up with a blanket on the couch with a comfort food than it is to get your workout in and make healthy choices.  Luckily you can do both!  Remember there are ways to adapt recipes so you can stay on track this winter season.  My favorite foods for this time of year are generally made of chili and different soups and stews.  These types of foods can be packed full of protein!  Make sure you’re choosing lean meats and adding extra beans for added protein.  Try to avoid creamy soups since they have more fat and calories.  Below is one of my favorite recipes for these colder temps!

White Bean Chicken Chili

  • 2 uncooked chicken breast
  • 2 (15 oz) cans great northern beans (or 3 cans if you really like beans)
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 cups salsa verde

Combine chicken, chicken broth, cumin, and salsa verde in crockpot and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-5 hours.  Add beans (drained) during the last hours of cooking.  Shred chicken and you’re ready to eat!  I love to add diced avocado, chopped cilantro, and plain non-fat greek yogurt.  If you like a little crunch with your soup try adding a few baked tortilla chips.

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