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The Spice Is Right: Healthy Recipes That Turn Up the Heat

Lose the fat but not the flavor! These seven zesty, spicy recipes kick up the taste, cut calories, and protect your health.
Hearty Beef Chili Hearty Beef Chili

Makes 8 to 10 servings

1 1/2 pounds beef chuck roast, cut into 1-inch cubes
2 cups low-sodium vegetable juice or tomato juice
2 large onions, chopped
2 15-ounce cans black beans, red kidney beans, or chickpeas, or a combination, rinsed and drained
1 14-1/2-ounce can no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained
2 medium green bell peppers, chopped
1 10-ounce can diced tomatoes and green chili peppers, undrained
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon ground chipotle chili pepper
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed

Make It
Combine all ingredients in a 4-1/2- to 6-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on low heat 9 to 10 hours or on high heat 4 1/2 to 5 hours.

Nutrition facts per serving:
226 calories, 26g protein, 27g carbohydrate, 4g fat (1g saturated), 8g fiber