Sweet Potato Turkey Chili (Crock-Pot)




I love to make a big pot of chili this time of year. This one smells amazing while slow cooking in your crock-pot. The sweet potatoes add a fabulous flavor and add a wonderfully healthy addition to this fiber rich chili. Each large serving has 311 calories 7 grams of fat and 7 Weight Watchers FreeStyle SmartPoints. Enjoy a bowl for dinner, eat it for lunch the next day and freeze the extras for another night.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Crock-Pot Time: Low Heat for 6 to 8 hours or High Heat 3-4 hours.

 

Ingredients

1 pound ground turkey

1 teaspoon fresh garlic, minced

3 cups (~2 large) sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into bite-sized pieces, roughly same size

1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce or 2 cups jarred tomato sauce

1 (15 oz) can petite diced tomatoes

1 (15oz) cans pinto beans, rinsed and drained

1 cup onions, diced

1 cup carrots, chopped

¼ cup water

2 tablespoons chili powder

2 teaspoons cumin

1 teaspoon garlic powder

Black pepper

⅛ teaspoon red pepper flakes

Reduced-fat shredded cheese (optional topping)


Instructions

1. Brown ground turkey with garlic in a large nonstick pan. Cook until no longer pink. Drain any fat. Add turkey to crock-pot. Stir in remaining ingredients and mix well to combine. Cover and cook on Low Heat for 6-8 hours or High Heat 3-4 hours.

2. Serve chili with any chili fixings that you like (fat-free sour cream, chopped cilantro, diced onions, tomatoes, sliced avocado, hot sauce and such)

Makes 6 servings. Each serving 1½ cups


Healthy Benefits
Sweet potatoes are relatively low in calories and have no fat. They are rich in beta-carotene; having five times the recommended daily allowance of Vitamin A in one sweet potato. They also contain an impressive amount of potassium, fiber and vitamin C.

This chili is loaded with fiber rich beans.  In fact, each serving contains 10 grams of fiber.


Weight Watchers FreeStyle Smart Points
7
Weight Watchers Smart Points 8
Weight Watchers Points Plus 7

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 serving (1½ cups)
311 calories, 7g fat, 2g sat. fat, 22g prot, 41g carbs, 10g fiber, 788mg sod, 9g sugar
FACTS: for FreeStyle SmartPoints
232 calories, 2g sat. fat, 17g protein, 7g sugar