Weight Watchers has changed a lot over the years. The WW plan I am currently on (purple, in case you’re wondering!) is a far cry from my mother’s Weight Watchers plans of the 80’s (she was a WW coach way back when, so trust me when I know that the program works and also trust me when I say I’ve tasted every fat-free cheese and butter product the 80’s could produce!). The one thing that hasn’t changed is that WW has always been based on the lastest scientific nutritional information available – and that is the still the case today. Luckily, today’s plans focus on lots of veggies and whoel foods, and this Weight Watchers Crock Pot Turkey Chili is no exception!
Weight Watchers Crock Pot Turkey Chili
Contributor Chellie (who blogs at her stunningly beautiful food blog, Art From My Table) is sharing this fantastic Weight Watchers Crock Pot Turkey Chili with us today. If you like this one, you also might love her lentil soup recipe!
Can I have chili on WW?
Yes! One of the joys of this program is that you are not restricted on any foods. You just have to track it (if you bite it, write it…that’s how the old adage goes). This chili uses lean ground turkey, which is actually a zero point food on some plans!
The beauty of this chili is simplicity. After a few minutes of prep and sauteing, then just throw it in the crock pot and voila! A meal for the entire family…and then some. And let’s not forget the smell! I love coming home to a house filled with the aromas of a home cooked meal, especially if I’ve had a long day at work. You just can’t beat it!
Since we’re talking slow cookers, this is a great, budget-friendly slow cooker.
Can I freeze chili?
Yep! Freeze in an air-tight container. I recommend these awesome freezer cubes for storing in handy, one-cup portions.
How many WW points is chili?
There are so many factors that go into a chili recipe, every recipe is going to be different. And there are currently three different WW plans to choose from (purple, blue, green), with each one counting certain foods a little differently. So it’s hard to give a points value to chili that would fit all chili recipes across the board.
You’ll love this chili recipe because it is ZERO points on two of the plans, and just 5 points on the other plan!
This particular chili recipe comes in with the following points (per serving):
Blue plan: 0
Green plan: 5
Purple plan: 0
Serves 8, so portion out 1/8 of the finished recipe for each serving.
WW Crock Pot Turkey Chili
- crock pot
- 1 lb lean ground turkey
- 1/2 tbsps olive oil
- 1 c onion chopped
- 4 cloves garlic pressed
- 1 c yellow pepper chopped
- 1 c orange pepper chopped
- 1 c red pepper chopped
- 1 oz mild chopped green chilis 1 4oz can
- 2 c navy beans
- 2 c pinto beans
- 2 c kidney beans
- 2 c Turkey broth can use chicken or vegetable
- 30 oz tomato sauce 2 15 oz cans, all natural, no sugar
- 1 tbsps chili powder
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1/4 c cilantro chopped, for garnish
- In a pan over medium heat, sautee onions and bell peppers Sautee until onions translucent, about 5 minutes.
- Add ground turkey, and brown until cooked through.
- Add garlic, stir until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
- Transfer to slow cooker.
- Add the remaining ingredients and stir to combine.
- Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 4-6 hours.
- Serve garnished with cilantro.
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