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Old 05-03-2006, 07:13 AM   #1
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is homemade chili ok to eat?

Old 05-03-2006, 09:05 AM   #2
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Re: chili...

You should be able to eat just about any recipe if you are making it low fat. If you have a regular cookbook go through it and start thinking about how you can make it healthier. Chili is really good for you if you add beans. You can use 6% or 7% ground beef, cook it up and rinse it to get rid of any extra fat. If you don't want to use ground beef, use ground chicken or ground white meat turkey. Once you get the seasoning in, you probably won't even be able to tell the difference. The secret is really the seasoning and also using onions and garlic gives it a lot of flavor.

If you need to learn the basics of low fat cooking, get yourself a couple of cookbooks or go to the American Heart Association website. They've got lots of examples of how to buy and prepare foods to make them lower fat.

Also, remember. It's all about moderation. In my opinion, you should still be able to enjoy the foods you like as long as you aren't eating them all the time.

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Old 05-04-2006, 06:23 AM   #3
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Re: chili...

Some people make chili that is 90% meat and 10% beans...not so good.
Reverse the numbers and you have a healthy delicious meal...more habañeras please.

Old 05-04-2006, 05:36 PM   #4
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Re: chili...

Originally Posted by Lenin
Some people make chili that is 90% meat and 10% beans...not so good.
Reverse the numbers and you have a healthy delicious meal...more habañeras please.
I love chili, especially if it's topped off with some grated cheddar cheese and raw onions. Can't forget the habanero either! The hotter the better!
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