You may be hearing more and more about plant-based diets. But what does this really mean? Plant-based diets are not necessarily vegetarian diets. The term plant-based simply means that plants make up the majority of food on your plate, not necessarily the whole plate.
Plant foods include vegetables and fruit, grains, pulses (dried beans and peas), nuts and seeds
This rustic chili is an excellent recipe to try if you are trying to include more plants in your diet. It is so flavourful and contains a colourful assortment of vegetables, including red and yellow pepper, zucchini, butternut squash and corn. When combined with the mixed beans, the result is a dish that is high in fibre, vitamins and flavour.
Chili often has a combination of spices; this one contains chili powder, dried oregano, cumin and cayenne pepper. This level of heat is perfect for most families. The addition of milk makes it creamy, like a rose sauce, which also decreases the heat. Top it with plain Greek yogurt, grated cheese or avocado for a cool complement to the chili.
What is your go-to chili recipe?
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Written by a Registered Dietitian.