This easy chili recipe is also my best chili ever recipe. You can’t beat it for also being a great healthy recipe as well.
Most people love chili, but it can become a very unhealthy dish with all the meat and cheese people put in it and on it. This meatless chili recipe is made from mostly living food and has an ample amount of protein because of the beans. Additionally it is high in fiber. I think you will be surprised at how tasty a meatless chili recipe can be.
This easy Chili recipe is great for raw foodists and vegans alike.
Easy Chili Recipe – Best Chili Ever Recipe
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Plan ahead preparation:
Soak ¼ cup sun dried tomatoes for approximately 1 hour. Place sun dried tomatoes in a small bowl or glass measuring cup. Just cover them with purified water.
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I use dark red kidney beans for my chili, which I sprout ahead of time. (sprouted kidney beans must be cooked before using) A sprouted bean has much more nutrition in it that a dry bean. Once a bean is sprouted it becomes living and growing and no longer in its dormant state.
To sprout the beans, I soak 1 cup of kidney beans in purified water over night (approximately 8 hours) drain and rinse. I rinse and drain 3x’s a day for 2 – 3 more days until I see their little tails start sprouting. Then I slow cook them on the lowest temperature of my crock pot until tender. For more information on sprouting visit Sprout People. One cup of dry beans equals about 2 cups sprouted and/or cooked beans.
Of course you don’t have to sprout your beans, especially if you are in a hurry, canned beans will work fine.
My final “plan ahead” preparation tip is, bring all vegetables to room temperature before assembling your healthy chili recipe.
Vegetable Chili recipe base:
2 ¼ cups chopped fresh tomatoes
¼ cup soaked sun dried tomatoes
2/3 chopped celery
½ cup chopped sweet onion
1 cup chopped green pepper
1 jalapeno slice
1 cup fresh cilantro
¾ teaspoon sea salt
2 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
¼ teaspoon coriander
1 tablespoon honey
Put all the above ingredients for the chili healthy recipe base, including soaking water for tomatoes, in your food processor and puree.
Pour vegetable chili recipe base into a bowl. Gently stir into chili healthy recipe base approximately 2 cups finely chopped zucchini and ¼ cup finely chopped sweet onion along with 2 cups of dark red kidney beans.
Taste your easy chili recipe and adjust the flavors. You can enjoy your healthy chili recipe as is or you can spoon it over ½ cup brown rice per serving.
To your healthy chili!