1/4 onion, peeled and chopped
1/2 bell pepper, chopped
2 oz ground turkey
1 tsp. olive oil
1/2 cup diced tomatoes
1/8 cup canned kidney beans
1/4 cup corn
4 slices jalapeno (optional), chopped
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1 oz shredded low fat cheddar cheese
1 tbsp fat free sour cream
Preparation:In a medium saucepan, cook ground turkey in olive oil. When nearly cooked through, add the chopped onion and bell pepper; sauté until tender. Add tomatoes, undrained kidney beans, corn, jalapenos, and chili powder; stir to combine. Cover and reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally and adding water if necessary to maintain stew consistency.
When chili is done cooking, top it with shredded cheese and sour cream.
Laurie Taunton MS R.D.
Laurie Taunton is a Registered Dietitian with her Master’s of Science in Sports Nutrition. She has been working as a clinical dietitian at Winthrop University Hospital for the last 6 years. In addition, she is a guest lecturer for undergraduate classes at C.W. Post. Laurie practices what she preaches by living an active and healthy lifestyle. Laurie enjoys many activities such as soccer, running, weight lifting, spinning and most recently Bikram Yoga. Laurie started Bikram Yoga in February of 2011 and hasn’t looked back. She has completed half marathons, tough mudders and summer series running events which have all taken a toll on her legs and knees. Since taking Bikram yoga, not only has Laurie experienced mental clarity, weight loss, and flexibility but it has strengthened her legs and knees. In essence, this has helped her achieve a deeper stretch to help her muscles recover and complete long runs with less aches and pains. Every month she researches and writes nutrition articles with up to date information for our yoga students. These articles provide each one of us with healthy information to improve our yoga practice. It’s important to realize it’s not only what we do inside the yoga room, but also the nutrition we put in our bodies as well that can help improve our postures, breathing, and achieve optimal results of all our hard work.