“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Zesty Vegetarian Chili

November 19, 2018 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Meatless Monday | 1 Comment
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This week’s”Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a Zesty Vegetarian Chili. A perfect recipe for the Fall and Winter! Warm up those cold nights with this week’s recipe. Made using Red Bell Peppers, Zucchini, Salsa, Red Kidney Beans, Tomatoes, Tofu, and Spices. The recipe is from one of my favorite sites, the Diabetes Self Management website. The Diabetes site is loaded with delicious and Diabetic Friendly recipes along with current Diabetes News, Excercise Tips, and Diabetes Management. So check it out today! So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Zesty Vegetarian Chili

Ingredients
1 tablespoon canola or vegetable oil
1 large red bell pepper, coarsely chopped
2 medium zucchini or yellow squash (or 1 of each), cut into 1/2-inch chunks
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 can (about 14 ounces) fire-roasted diced tomatoes
3/4 cup chunky salsa
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 can (about 15 ounces) no-salt-added red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
10 ounces extra firm tofu, well-drained and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
Chopped cilantro (optional)

Directions
1 – Heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Add bell pepper; cook and stir 4 minutes. Add zucchini and garlic; cook and stir 3 minutes.

2 – Stir in tomatoes, salsa, chili powder, and oregano; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low; simmer 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

3 – Stir in beans; simmer 2 minutes or until heated through. Stir in tofu; remove from heat. Ladle into bowls; garnish with chopped cilantro.

Note: Tofu is made from the curds of soybean milk. It has a bland, slightly nutty taste, but readily takes on the flavor of foods it’s cooked with. It’s available in 3 forms: soft, firm, and extra-firm. Cover any leftover tofu with water and refrigerate.

Yield: 4 servings. Serving size: 1 1/2 cups.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 231 calories, Carbohydrates: 28 g, Protein: 15 g, Fat: 8 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 432 mg, Fiber: 8 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/soups-stews/zesty-vegetarian-chili/

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