Take your chili game up a (healthy-ish) notch with this veggie packed, no bean twist! Flexitarian-style Whole30 Chili is brimming with a rainbow of colorful vegetables and just enough beef to please even the most carnivorous chili-lover in your life. Loaded with nutrient dense real foods, make this chili for game day, meal prep, or any hungry crowd.
One of the biggest misconceptions about the Whole30 is that your plate is full of slabs of meat with maybe some greens to keep things “fresh”. This is so not true, but the myth lives on.
The reality for our family is that we eat way more vegetables than meat on a Whole30 – dinner salads, breakfast veggie hash, and soups packed with plant-based goodies keep our tummies full and our brain tuned up in a way that mostly meat could never do. A Whole30 program is restrictive, but the plant-based vegetable world is up for grabs at all times, and it’s seriously diverse – which means we experiment more than ever when grains and legumes don’t touch our plates.
This Whole30 chili is a prime example. A pound of ground beef meets 2 pounds (!!) of vegetables to create a rich and hearty stew. It’s loaded with vitamins and minerals and the flavor is only enhanced by all those extra vegetables. If you have picky eaters, this chili is a terrific way to squeeze in that extra serving of the edible rainbow that they’d never eat on their own (ask me how I know!). …