Matt introduced chili to me a few years into dating, and it has been one of my favorite dishes since. Chili is super delicious and you can taste every ounce of love that Matt puts into it. What makes this dish even more amazing is that each ingredient contains nutrients that are essential to our son’s development =D
Lean Ground Beef or Ground Turkey
Contains iron and protein
Contains fiber, thiamine, protein
Contains vitamin C, vitamin B6, magnesium, and folate
Contains vitamin C, iron, and manganese
Contains vitamin B6, vitamin C, folate, iron, potassium, magnesium, and chromium
Contains vitamin C
Why are these nutrients important?
Iron helps create blood for you and baby as well as transports oxygen throughout your body.
Protein is necessary to the baby’s growth and organ development.
Fiber helps regulate the digestive track in pregnant women.
Thiamine helps promote a healthy nervous and muscular system for your baby.
Vitamin C assists with the development of your baby’s skin and bones.
Vitamin B6 helps promote the production of white blood cells by ensuring that the organs that create them remain healthy.
Magnesium helps to regulate blood sugar levels and your build tissues.
Folate contributes to the prevention of brain and neural tube defects in your baby.
Potassium contributes to balancing electrolytes and nerve impulse transmission throughout your body.
Chromium assists with breaking down and storing fat and protein as well as contributes to stabilizing glucose levels in your body.
Recipe by my wonderful and thoughtful fiancé, Matt <3
1lb Ground Turkey or Lean Beef
2 Red Peppers
4 Tomatoes (or you can add one 1 can of tomato puree)
1 Package of Black Beans (or 1 can of black beans)
If you are using beans that come in a package, you will need to cook the beans for a few hours before they are ready to be consumed.
After the beans are cooked, you can put a pot with some oil (we use canola oil) on medium heat and place ground turkey or beef into it. When fully cooked, add onion, peppers, and jalapeño and cook until they are sautéed. Then add the tomatoes (or can of tomato puree) and the cooked black beans (or can of beans) into the pot and stir. Cover and let cook on medium heat for about 2 hours stirring every couple of minutes, then let it simmer for another half hour still stirring every couple of minutes. Turn the gas off and let set for a few minutes before serving. It is super delicious and super nutritious.
I hope that you enjoy and that you have a happy Tuesday =D