Confession time.

Sports just don’t do it for me. I never know what team belongs to which city or any of the names of the top athletes. The only thing game day has going for it is the camaraderie and the food.

Of course sports food is notorious for deep fried, high-carb and super processed. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Consider making a chili bar with a variety of toppings like:

red onion
sautéed onions
roasted corn
fresh radishes
fresh tomatoes
bacon crumbles
full fat sour cream
cheddar cheese
dairy-free cheese dip
corn chips
plantain chips

You can make this chili vegetarian by leaving out the turkey and doubling the beans. Just serve the meat on the side.


White Turkey ChiliWhite Turkey Chili

White Turkey Chili
Serves 6
Turkey chili with poblano and chipotle peppers and cannellini beans. Gluten-free and paleo-friendly.
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Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
45 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
45 min
  1. 1 cup yellow onion - chopped
  2. 1 cup poblano pepper - chopped
  3. 1 cup yellow bell pepper - chopped
  4. 3 dried chipotle peppers - soaked in hot water for 30 minutes
  5. 1 cup rutabagas - chopped
  6. 2 tbsp garlic - minced
  7. 1 tbsp lard
  8. 1 tsp salt
  9. 1 lb ground turkey
  10. 1 ½ cup cannellini beans
  11. 2 cups chicken broth
  12. 1 tsp cumin
  13. 2 tbsp arrowroot flour
  14. 1 tsp lime juice
  1. Melt lard in a large soup pot over medium heat. Saute onion, peppers and rutabagas with salt for three minutes. Add in the garlic and turkey, cooking for five minutes until turkey is browned.
  2. Pour in the beans, broth and cumin, bringing everything to a simmer for five minutes.
  3. Gradually stir in the arrowroot flour, careful to prevent any clumping.
  4. Turn off heat and stir in the lime juice.
  5. Top with avocado, green onions and cheese if you like.
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White Turkey ChiliWhite Turkey Chili

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