Turkey Chili l Jeri’s Corner: Fitness and Food

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Jeri’s Corner: Fitness and Food

My Lite Bites

Week 7: I became sick and really didn’t do much in terms of cooking anything tasty. I did make chicken noodle soup. If you own a pressure cooker, the digital kind, you know how quick and easy it is to make. I definitely lost sight of my strict eating routine and have been working very hard to get back to 5 meals a day.

At this moment, I am making chili for a friend of mine. It has to be low carb due to his medical condition. This is the second batch he has requested. So I will share this with you.

Turkey Chili

  • 1 package Jennie O Turkey Store Extra Lean Ground Turkey
  • 1 medium size red onion
  • 1 medium sized green pepper
  • 1 tblsn chili powder
  • 1 tspn paprika
  • 1 can Black Beans – no salt added
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes – no salt added
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 1 tsp Red Pepper Flakes, or more if you like it hot!

Turkey Chili

Grab a pot, brown the ground beef and break it up on medium heat. While the ground beef is cooking, chop up green pepper and onion and set to the side. Once the turkey is just about done, put the chopped onion and green pepper into the the pot. Cook until onion is just about translucent then put the tomatoes, black beans and spices into the pot and mix it up. Watch the liquid build up from the tomato juice and bean juice. You may want to add the juice from the tomatoes only and put the juice of the beans in a cup and reserve the juice if you would like it with more liquid. Turn the heat down to simmer for two hours and stir off and on. When you are ready to eat remove the bay leaves. I hope you enjoy it. One other little thing I like to do is mix the ground turkey with a couple of Jennie O’s Italian Hot Turkey Sausage with the casing removed. Delicious!

My Fitness Scene

“The thing that is really hard and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning to work on becoming yourself” Ann Quindlen

Fitness Contest

As I mentioned earlier, I was feeling a little under the weather. Since I did sign up for the Crossfit Foundations Classes, I decided to continue with the sessions. I need the sessions to participate in the Group Classes. It’s funny to me that some of the movements look similar but with different names. But I must get it down and get it straight. I have a test next week so wish me luck!

At this point, I have stopped weightlifting for a while until I complete the class. I made the mistake of working out my legs at the gym and in Crossfit we did a ton of various squats. Overtrain. I have not forgotten about the contest, but I have decided to remain calm and not freak out that I am running out of time. The contest ends April 13th, so I still have time. I figure weeks of intense Crossfit in the afternoons and additional cardio after work should still work in my favor..I hope!

That’s it for now!

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