I’m kind of in love with chili. Not only is it a meal I enjoy, but my kids will always eat it. When I want to make a healthy dinner but also something that’s comforting and delicious, I make this turkey chili packed with vegetables.
There was a Christmas event at a big outdoor shopping center in our area, but it was only from 5pm-8pm. We wanted to take the girls, but knew I wouldn’t have time to make dinner once we got home, and the girls go to bed at 7:30. So, I made this turkey chili ahead of time and just reheated it when we got home.
Chili is one of those foods that just gets better and better the longer you cook it, so it’s the perfect make ahead meal. Start early in the afternoon and let it simmer for hours until you are ready to eat.
I always eat my chili like a dip, with chips. If I ever open my own restaurant, I will serve chili with a side of chips to make people aware of how good it is! Try it. You will see.
Other easy make ahead dinners you should try are my Slow Cooker Beef Stew, Butternut Squash Coconut and Chicken stew in the Slow Cooker, and the Easiest Ever Shredded BBQ Chicken Sandwich with herb goat cheese spread. They are all perfect for nights when you need a break but still want a healthy home-cooked dinner.
What’s your favorite healthy make ahead meal? Tell me in the comments!