QUINOA AND
ROASTED PEPPER CHILI

Loaded with fresh veggies, beans and quinoa, this vegetarian meal is filling, packed with protein, and takes less than an hour to prepare. Poblano chiles are relatively mild, so if you want a spicier chili, add a seeded jalapeño or additional chili powder.
NOTE: Avoid the bitterness of quinoa by rinsing it in a fine mesh colander until the water runs clear.


NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
PER SERVING

Calories 258
Total fat 6.3 g
Satfat 0.9 g
Monofat 3.6 g
Polyfat 1.2 g
Protein 9.7 g
Carbohydrate 42.1 g
Fiber 9.8 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 3.7 mg
Sodium 430 mg
Calcium 108 mg


CLICK TO DOWNLOAD
AND PRINT THIS RECIPE




INGREDIENTS

2 red bell peppers
2 poblano chiles
4 teaspoons olive oil
3 cups rough-chopped zucchini
1½  cups chopped onion
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
½ teaspoon Spanish smoked paprika
½ cup water
⅓ cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
1 (14.5-ounce) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes with chipotles, undrained
1 (15-ounce) can no-salt-added pinto beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup low-sodium vegetable juice


PREPARATION

1. Preheat broiler.

2. Cut bell peppers and chiles in half lengthwise. Scrape out/discard seeds and membranes. Place skin-side up on a foil-lined baking sheet, and flatten peppers with your hand. Broil for 10 minutes or until the skin is blackened. Remove immediately to a paper bag, fold it tightly, and allow the peppers to cool in the bag for 10 minutes. Peel away the black skin and coarsely chop the peppers.

3. Heat a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the oil to pan and swirl it around to coat the bottom. Add zucchini, onion, and garlic and sauté 4 minutes. Stir in chili powder, cumin, and paprika and sauté for 30 seconds; add roasted peppers and chiles, water, and remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until quinoa is tender.

Serves 4, 1½ cups each







If it meets our criteria,
we’ll publish it on
the FitFamily site!
CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT



Get recipes from the
FitFamily archives!
If you missed any
of our previously
posted recipes,
CLICK HERE
to view them.
Bon appetite!