As the colder weather sets in I can’t stop craving healthy comfort food and I can’t stop making this recipe! It’s a turkey and butternut squash chili that will warm and nourish your belly (and soul!).
Loaded with protein, colorful vegetables, and lots of warming spices you will find yourself coming back to the recipe all winter long. XO
0:46 Prepare the ingredients, onion, pepper, and garlic
1:56 Prepare the butternut squash
4:05 Heat your olive oil in a Dutch Oven
4:39 Add your onion, pepper, and garlic to the pot
5:02 Add your ground turkey to the pot
5:52 Add the butternut squash, the spices, diced tomatoes, and broth
6:59 Rinse the beans and add to the pot when boiling, and let simmer
7:37 Finish with chopped spinach
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TURKEY + BUTTERNUT SQUASH CHILI RECIPE
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 bell pepper, chopped
4 cloves garlic, chopped
2 pounds ground turkey
6 cups butternut squash, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 tablespoon chili powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon cinnamon
28 ounces fire-roasted diced tomatoes
4 cups low sodium chicken broth
1 15-ounce can of black beans
1 15-ounce can of chickpeas
3 cups baby spinach
Heat olive oil in a large dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion, pepper, and garlic with a pinch of salt and cook for 5-7 minutes or until the onions are tender and translucent.
Push all the veggies to the side and add in the ground turkey. Season with salt and pepper. Use a wooden spoon or spatula to break the turkey down into crumbles and cook until no longer pink.
Add the butternut squash, chili powder, cumin, smoked paprika, cinnamon, salt and pepper. Stir everything together.
Add in fire-roasted tomatoes and chicken broth. Bring everything to a boil and then reduce the heat and bring everything to a simmer.
Add the beans to the pot, stir and partially cover the pot. Simmer for 30 minutes or until squash is tender.
Finish with baby spinach. Adjust seasonings. Serve and enjoy!
Serving: 2cups | Calories: 336kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 371mg | Potassium: 1275mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 17882IU | Vitamin C: 63mg | Calcium: 156mg | Iron: 4mg
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Professional Beauty Tips That You Should Know
Well, you’ve decided to get into beauty. Pretty exciting, eh? Well, except for the fact that there are so many techniques and products that you have no clue where to start. Don’t worry because beauty tips are here! Listed below are some tips that will help you so that you can create a successful beauty regimen.
You can easily exfoliate your face lightly during your daily bath or shower by using a soft, nubby terrycloth or wash rag. This is especially effective if the water is warm, not hot, and only if you are using the cloth for the first time. Never use the same cloth two days in a row as bacteria may build up overnight.
Look for a concealer palette that comes with two different shades of concealer. This allows you to blend a perfectly customized shade that will melt flawlessly into your skin. Use small dabbing and patting motions to apply the concealer over red areas, broken capillaries, and any other marks or discolored areas.
If your face is especially square shaped, you can soften the overall appearance and make it appear less angular by using a creamy rose or coral blush. Apply the creamy blush to the apples of your cheeks with your fingers. Gently tug them and fan the color towards your temples.
Never go to the cosmetics counter for skincare application tips while your skin is irritated, bumpy, or in especially bad shape. Applying a new cosmetic product over the irritated skin can actually make the condition much worse. Wait until the condition has improved, then make the trip and set up an appointment.
Use hair products that are activated by heat when styling your hair using an iron or other heat tool. Using heated tools on daily basis can severely harm your hair. Help protect against damage by using heat-activated products, which will help with shine and softness.
Use cream cleansers, especially on your face. Soap can dry your skin and lead to skin that appears weathered and older. Keep your skin beautiful by using cleansers that are more like lotion and cream and less like harsh cleaner. Your skin will thank you for the change in beauty supplies.
You can brush your skin before you take a shower to help it look its best. This helps stimulate your body’s natural oils. Brush gently, in circles, starting with the feet and working your way upward. Complete the treatment with a shower using a mild soap.
Avoid licking your lips. When you constantly lick your lips, rather than become moist, they actually dry out. Try carrying a lip balm or gloss in your pocket or purse, and put it on anytime you feel like doing some licking. You will soon find your lips in beautiful condition.
Eyelashes are a small part of your face, but if kept in good condition, they can really bring out the beauty in a person’s face. Always use your eyelash curler to show off those lashes to their full potential. Doing this can give you dynamic eyes that stand out.
Wearing sunscreen can help to protect your skin from damage while allowing it to look its best. Do not assume that sunscreen should be used in the summertime only; to keep it free of wrinkles where it in the winter too. In winter months, the areas of your body must vulnerable to the sun are your hands and face.
Cover up your roots. If you are in between trips to the hairdresser and your roots are showing cover them up with mascara. For lighter colored hair use a little extra hairspray and dust with a gold colored eyeshadow. This will cover up roots until you get your hair colored again.
If you have ever caught yourself peeling off nail polish because it had begun to chip, it’s possible you have done damage to your nail. When the nail polish is peeled off like this, there is a chance you are taking off a layer of the nail plate. This can cause your nail to thin out or crack. Opt for an acetone-free nail polish remover instead.
Your beauty regimen should include regular maintenance of your teeth and gums. Being able to deploy a confident, winning smile will serve you well in all your relationships, romantic, friendly, and professional. This allows you to make the most of your natural beauty and may even help you to connect with others more effectively.
If you are over a certain age and uncertain as to how to wear makeup in a flattering way, please take advantage of the makeup professionals at your local department store. Pick a brand that appeals to you and plunk yourself down in the chair of the most skilled-looking makeup artist. They will be happy to give you tons of free helpful advice on the best way to bring your “now” beauty out. Whether you buy their products or not is entirely up to you, but the makeover and the advice are free and yours to keep.
Always have some lotion on hand for skin care emergencies. Sometimes you need to spruce up your look quickly. In addition to helping dry skin, lotion can also reduce the frizz in hair. Place a small amount in your hand and rub it through your follicles.
Make any eye shadow bend to your will. If you are bored with the shadow choices in your beauty kit, it may be time to get creative. Try using a moistened brush to apply your shadow. You will find it brighter and more interesting than it was before. Try it as an eyeliner too.
Eat a balanced, healthy diet. What you put into your body will ultimately reveal itself on the outside, so it’s important to feed your body a diet that is low in carbohydrates, fats and sugars so that your complexion stays clear and bright. Splurging is OK, but make sure that your diet stays healthy enough to look your best.
Now, don’t you feel better after reading all those tips? That was a lot of information to read through, but at least now you know what to do and where to begin with your beauty regimen. Plus, you can always come back to the above list of tips if you forget.