Creamy Red Lentil and Pepper Chili

Nothing makes me crave warm and spicy food like the chill of fall. This past week has finally brought that weather, so I’m reaching for soups and stews regularly. While my Three Bean Chili is an easy go-to recipe for this weather, especially since I can make it in a big batch and freeze for later, sometimes I want that same flavor and heartiness with a creamy texture.

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Spicy 3 Bean Chili Recipe

*updated 1/6/14

Who doesn’t like chili? This recipe gives you all the flavor and warmth of this classic comfort food without the high animal fat and cholesterol! It’s easy to make (no expert cooking skills required) and can be even easier and much less time consuming if you throw all the ingredients into your slow cooker, which I cover instructions for at the end of the post. Each time I make it there are plenty of leftovers. Since it reheats well and contains all the balance you need in one meal for satiety and nutrient density, it can be a great recipe to add to meal prep day, and even one to freeze for later.

3 bean sweet potato chili

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