What’s the perfect cold weather, comfort meal?  I can’t think of anything better than a hot, steaming bowl of chili. Since the options are practically endless, I enlisted the help of some food blogger and Dietitian friends to share their best chili recipes.   Chock full of veggies, beans, lean proteins, and healthy carbs like sweet potatoes, pumpkin, quinoa and even sorghum, chili is one of the most complete meals I can think of.  Whether cooked on the stove or in a slow cooker, these chili recipes are healthy, comforting and oh so delicious!

Vegetarian and Vegan Chili

 

Red Lentil Chili in Acorn Squash Bowl   Elizabeth Shaw, Shaw Simple Swaps


Very Veggie Bean Chili  Chelsey Amer, C It Nutritionally


Hearty Winter White Bean Chili  Kathryn Pfeffer, One Hungry Bunny


Pumpkin Lentil Quinoa Chili  Kaleigh McMordie, Lively Table


 Butternut Squash Chili with Quinoa  Chrissy Carroll, Snacking in Sneakers


Spicy 3 Bean Veggie Chili  Stephanie McKercher, The Grateful Grazer


Slow Cooker Sorghum and Black Bean Chili   Tracee Yablon Brenner, Triad to Wellness


3 Bean Vegetarian Chili Sharon Palmer, The Plant Powered Dietitian


Smoked Paprika Sweet Potato Chili  Elizabeth Shaw Shaw Simple Swaps


Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili  Meg Salvia, Mostly Balanced

Roasted Curry Vegetable Chili  Vicki Shanta Retelny, Living Well Communications

Freezer Friendly Vegetarian Chili   Kelly Sloan, Kelly’s Knack for Cooking

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Chili  Stacie Hassing + Jessica Beacom, The Real Food Dietitians

Hearty Vegetable Lentil Chili  Jessica Fishman Levinson, Nutritioulicious

Rainbow Vegetable Chili Sarah Koszyk, Family. Food. Fiesta


Chicken

 

Chicken Chili Mac and Cheese Kelly Sloan, Kelly’s Knack for Cooking


Chicken and White Bean Chili  Meri Raffetto, Real Living Nutrition Services


Pumpkin Chili Charlen Pors, Euphoria Nutrition


Easy Slow Cooker Chicken and Vegetable Chili  Lauren Sharifi, Bite of Health Nutrition

Chipotle Chocolate Chicken and Root Vegetable Chili Katie Cavuto,  Nourish.Breath.Thrive


Turkey

 

30 Minute Turkey Pumpkin Chili  Emily Cooper, Sinful Nutrition


Turkey and Butternut Squash Chili  Tawnie Kroll, Kroll’s Korner


White Turkey Chili with Avocado  Jenny Shea Rawn, My Cape Cod Kitchen


Chipotle Turkey and Sweet Potato Chili  Dixya Bhattarai,  Food, Pleasure & Health

Sweet Potato Turkey Chili  Whitney English, To Live & Diet in L.A

Healthy Turkey Chili Loaded with Vegetables  Christy Brissette, 80Twenty Nutrition


Beef/Bison

Chipotle Chili with Beef and Black Beans  Chrissy Carroll, Snacking in Sneakers


Sweet Potato Chili with Meat and Lentils  Amanda Spackman, Call Me Betty


Bison and Kale Chili  Ann Dunaway Teh, My Menu Pal

Five Bean Baked Chili Sarah Koszyk, Family. Food. Fiesta

Sweet n’ Smoky Chili  Jessica Penner, Smart Nutrition


Pork

 

Easy Weeknight Chili w/ Black Beans, Pinto Beans and Sweet Italian Sausage  E.A. Stewart, Spicy RD Nutrition

 

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  • Deanna Segrave-Daly
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    Whoo hoo – I’m SO craving chili right now – pinning!

    • TastyBalance
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      Me too! I’ve had to eat hospital cafeteria all day, so some homemade chili would hit the spot!

  • Kaleigh @ Lively Table
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    These all look delicious! Thanks for including my Veg chili! I’m craving a big bowl of one of these now, even though it’s back up to 70 in Texas again!

    • TastyBalance
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      Your chili looks soo delicious! Chili is always a good idea, no matter what the temperature is!

  • Chelsey
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    What a delicious and warming round up!! Thank you so much for including my recipe Lindsey!

    • TastyBalance
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      thanks for contributing your delicious recipe!

  • Kelly Jones
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    These all look amazing! Crazy how versatile this dish is – going to *spice up* my recipes with some of these ideas for variety!

    • TastyBalance
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      you’re so right! Chili is so versatile

  • Katie Cavuto
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    This is the best round-up ever! I love chili! Pinning for later — and thanks for including me! 🙂

    • TastyBalance
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      thank YOU for contributing!

  • Reply

    What a great roundup! I love a good chili any time of the year! Pinning 🙂

    • TastyBalance
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      thanks so much Anne!

  • Nazima
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    I absolutely love chili but always make the same combo. Will have to try some of these out!

    • TastyBalance
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      now the tough part is choosing which one to make first!

  • abbey sharp
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    Slow Cooker Sorghum and Black Bean Chili looks amaaaazing!! In addition to the rest of these recipes, I’m a huge chilli fan!

    • TastyBalance
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      That one really intrigued me too!

  • Kristina @ Love & Zest
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    lots of yummy recipes here!!

    • TastyBalance
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      There sure are! Thanks!

  • Roxana
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    Wow, what a collection. All kinds of taste and food preferences are covered. Love those vegetarian ones.

    • TastyBalance
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      Dietitians love those veggie chilis! So delicious!

    • TastyBalance
      Reply

      thanks Roxana!

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