Today, I want to share with you my special recipe for Turkey Chili that is as healthy as it is delicious. Trust me, once you try it, it’s going to become a staple in your home during chili season.


  • 1lb ground turkey
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1/2 white onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 packet of chili seasoning
  • 28 oz can of fire-roasted tomatoes
  • 1 can pinto beans, rinsed
  • 1 can red kidney beans, rinsed
  • 4 oz can diced green chilies
  • 2 cups chicken broth

Optional Toppings:

  • Shredded cheese
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Tortilla chips for serving


Prep Work:

  1. Begin by preparing your ingredients: dice the onion, mince the garlic, and chop the red bell pepper. Make sure to rinse both types of beans under cold water.

Cooking Process:

  1. Heat a large pot over medium heat and add the avocado oil.
  2. Once the oil is shimmering, add the chopped onions and minced garlic. Sauté for a few minutes until the onions become translucent.
  3. Add the ground turkey to the pot. Use a wooden spoon to break it apart as it cooks, ensuring even browning.
  4. Once the turkey is mostly cooked through, sprinkle over the packet of chili seasoning.
  5. Add the diced red bell pepper to the pot, stirring to combine.
  6. Introduce the fire-roasted tomatoes, rinsed pinto beans, rinsed red kidney beans, and diced green chilies into the pot. The fire-roasted tomatoes add a smoky depth of flavor that really enhances the overall dish.
  7. Pour in the chicken broth. The amount of broth you use can be adjusted based on how thick or soupy you prefer your chili.
  8. Stir everything together, then allow the chili to simmer for 20-30 minutes. .
  9. Taste test and adjust seasoning as necessary.

Serving Suggestions:

Some shredded cheese, a sprinkle of fresh cilantro, and a handful of crunchy tortilla chips can really take this dish over the top.

Final Thoughts:

There you have it—a Turkey Chili that’s not only easy to make but also packed with flavor and goodness. Whether you’re looking to warm up on a chilly evening or needing a substantial meal to fuel your family, this turkey chili promises to deliver satisfaction in every spoonful.

This recipe has become a staple on my winter menu for 2024

What You’ll Need

  • Mixed Greens or your fave salad lettuce
  • Handful Cranberries
  • Coconut Sugar Almonds (get sliced almonds, 1 tbs butter and 1/4 cup coconut or brown sugar)
  • 1-2 Oranges, we use Clementines
  • 2 tbs Goat Cheese
  • My favorite salad cutters (linked here)

Dressing Ingredients

  • 1 tbs Balsamic Vinegar (add more to taste)
  • 2 tbs Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Honey (add more to taste)
  • 1 garlic Garlic
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Coconut Sugar Toasted Almonds

These give the salad a nice sweet crunch. I use them in place of a crouton. You could do plain sliced almonds or any nut that you enjoy. I like to make a big batch of toasted sweetened almonds and use it throughout the week. Add 1 tablespoon of butter and 1/4 cup of brown sugar or coconut sugar to a pan on medium low. Let everything melt and then add in a bag of sliced almonds. Continue to mix it and watch until they start to get toasted. Just a few minutes. Take them off heat before they burn. Let them cool, break them up, store in airtight container for a week.

Assembling The Salad

There’s so much flavor in this salad and I love to make sure there is flavor in every bite. After the salad is in the bowl I am generous with the cranberries and almonds. It adds so much texture and taste to the salad. Next, I distribute slices of fresh oranges, their juicy sweetness contrasting beautifully with the tangy goat cheese. Once all the ingredients are in the bowl, it’s time to prepare the dressing. In a separate bowl, mix together the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, honey, and a clove of minced garlic. Season it with salt and pepper according to your personal preference. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and give everything a gentle toss to ensure all the ingredients are evenly coated. I love these salad scissors. It makes my at home salads taste restaurant quality! After that, your sweet winter salad is ready to be enjoyed.

Are you craving something sweet yet want to raise your protein intake? Imagine sipping on a luscious smoothie that tastes like dessert but is chock-full of protein and good-for-you ingredients. If the idea of a chocolate-covered cherry or chocolate-covered strawberry in the form of a smoothie piques your interest, then I’ve got the recipe you’ve been waiting for. It’s a perfect post workout shake for Valentine’s Day! This smoothie brims with rich chocolate flavors and the natural sweetness of cherries, all blended into a high-protein potion that’s perfect for a post-workout boost or a delightful morning kickstart.

Let’s dive straight into the steps so you can whip up this tasty treat in no time.

Ingredients for Your Chocolate Cherry Strawberry Smoothie

Before we get started, make sure you have these ingredients on hand:

  • 1/2 cup of frozen cherries
  • 1/2 cup of frozen strawberries
  • 1 serving of chocolate protein powder code ALEX20
  • 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
  • 1 serving of PB2 or nut butter of choice
  • 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
  • Optional 1/2 or full frozen banana
  • Cacao Nibs for topping

Crafting Your Protein-Rich Creation

Step 1: Cherry Preparation

The key to a creamy smoothie is using frozen fruit. It eliminates the need for added ice and gives the smoothie a thick texture. Tip: freeze your fresh fruit before it goes bad so you always have it on hand!

Step 2: Add it all together

Pour in 8oz of almond milk into your blender. Add in frozen fruit, nut butter and protein powder.

Step 3: Blending Brilliance

Blend the mixture on high speed until everything is thoroughly combined and the texture is silky smooth. Check the consistency and add more almond milk or ice to reach your preferred thickness.

And top with cacao nibs for that chocolate crunch!

The Health Benefits You Can’t Resist

This chocolate cherry protein smoothie isn’t just a flavor-bomb; it’s also loaded with health benefits. Cherries are packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds. They’re also known to promote better sleep, which makes this smoothie a perfect choice for an evening snack. I’m currently trying to add in a few cherries or tart cherry juice daily to help with my acne prone skin.

The protein powder provides a hefty dose of muscle-bolstering nutrients, essential for post-exercise recovery. Cocoa powder, in addition to adding that rich chocolate taste, contains flavonoids linked to heart health.

Unsweetened almond milk keeps the calories low, and peanut butter contributes to your protein and fat intake.

Sip and Savor

The satisfaction of sipping on a dessert-like smoothie that’s actually wholesome and protein-packed is hard to beat. Give your taste buds something to dance about and your body something to thank you for.

It’s time for you to blend your own chocolate covered cherry strawberry protein smoothie. Enjoy the process and most importantly, enjoy the sumptuous results.

Give it a try and let your senses be delighted by this sweet yet healthy concoction. You may just find that it’s your new favorite way to indulge without a smidgeon of guilt. Cheers to your health and happiness!

Products Used:

Beast Blender: I’ve had this blender for over 2 years now and it’s still going strong. I love it because it’s super high power but small and sleek on my countertop. You can get different sized cups depending on the size of your smoothie. I actually bought one for my sister for Christmas and she has been so impressed!

Vegan Protein: I am not vegan but dairy- free protein digests better and agrees better with my stomach. I love this Chocolate Maca one because Maca is also great at balancing hormones. Most dairy free protein powders taste chalky and thick but not this one. It is my absolute favorite! I found it bc my favorite smoothie shop in town uses this exact one. Now I have smoothie shop level quality at home for a fraction of the price. Check it out here: use my code ALEX20

Cacao Powder: Organic Cacao Powder gives your baked goods and smoothie that decadant rich taste!

Cacao Nibs: They taste like a bitter crunchy chocolate chip in the best way. It really balances out the sweet creamy taste of the shake.


Craving something spicy, hearty, and delicious? This Spicy Italian Sausage Pasta is the perfect dish to satisfy your taste buds. This recipe combines the robust flavors of Italian sausage with the heat of chili flakes and the comfort of pasta. It’s a quick and easy meal, perfect for a weeknight dinner or a casual gathering with friends. So, grab your apron, and let’s heat things up in the kitchen! Linking my favorite non-toxic pans here (they are also on sale!)


To whip up this flavorful dish, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 spicy Italian sausages
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • 1 can (14oz) fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 oz rigatoni
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup pasta water
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • Fresh basil leaves for garnishing


Before you start cooking, it’s crucial to prepare all the ingredients. Here are the steps:

  1. Remove sausage from casings
  2. Mince the garlic cloves.
  3. Open the can of diced tomatoes, ready to pour.
  4. Grate the Parmesan cheese.


Now that we have our ingredients prepped, it’s time to bring this dish to life. Follow these steps:

  1. Heat the olive oil and butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the pasta according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain the pasta, reserving 1/4 cup of pasta water.
  3. Add the sliced Italian sausages and cook until browned.
  4. Add the minced garlic, tomato paste, basil chili flakes to the skillet. Sauté until fragrant.
  5. Add in white wine. Cook on med high for 4-5 mins to cook out alcohol
  6. Add heavy cream and continue simmering
  7. Pour in the can of diced tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Add in fresh grated parmesan and reserved pasta water
  9. Add cooked and drained pasta to sauce
  10. Serve with fresh basil and more parmesan for topping

Tips and Tricks

Here’s a little secret to take this dish to the next level: When you’re simmering the sauce, add a pinch of sugar. It balances out the acidity from the tomatoes and enhances the overall flavor of the dish. And don’t forget, always save some pasta water. The starchy water can help to loosen the sauce and make it cling better to the pasta.

Original Recipe

I first heard about this recipe from tiktok a few years ago. I later on found this recipe from JawnsICooked and it is perfect. I’ve made it many times.


And there you have it—a spicy, flavorful, and satisfying Spicy Italian Sausage Pasta. It’s an incredible mix of flavors that will surely impress your family and friends. So, why wait? Get into the kitchen and start cooking! Bon appétit!