Prep Time – 10 Minutes
Cooking Time – 20 – 25 Minutes
Serves – 2 People (as per my ingredients.)
You may have followed my recipes or instagram posts and if you do, you’ll know I’m a huge fan of a sweet option, mugcake’s, oats, all kinds of diet friendly treats!
However, I am a sucker for a traditional recipe, which… with a few small changes can become very diet friendly and versatile for any occasion.
We’ve all had chilli in the past, and there are several ways to make it tasty and affordable, however sometimes this dish can become very high calorie with a few small addition’s to the mix!
I will show you how to make a great tasting, diet friendly chilli.
I love this recipe because it is incredibly quick and easy to make, I can increase the ingredients if I’m cooking for several people, and likewise, reduce if I’m cooking for less!
- 250g 5% Fat Beef Mince OR Quorn Mince! (I used quorn mince)
- 1 Can of Chopped Tomatoes
- ½ Can Of Kidney Beans
- 100g Dry Weight Long Grain White Rice.
- 30g Weightwatchers Reduced Fat Cheddar Cheese
- 50g Green Beans
- 1 tsp Chilli Powder
- 1 tsp Paprika–
- Grab a huge wok or frying pan and cover with a few sprays of FryLight Sunflower/Olive Oil.
- Start cooking / browning your mince in the wok.
- Weigh out your rice and start cooking that on the side.
- Microwave your green beans.
- Once Mince is browned, add in your green beans, kidney beans, chopped tomatoes and spices!
- After 15 – 20 Mins, your rice and mince should be cooked to perfection, you can then serve, and top with the cheese (melts on top, really good…) and then add pepper/salt to taste.
MACRONUTRIENT Breakdown –
Per Portion (with Quorn Mince)
48g – Carbohydrate
5g – Fat
28g – Protein
349 Calories (kcals)
Pro Tips When Making Diet Friendly Mince –
- Steer clear of Olive Oil during cooking processes, this will add several calories which could be ‘saved’ by opting for FryLight or cooking in a non stick pan.
- Use Chopped Tomatoes instead of calorie dense chilli cooking sauce – similar taste, especially if you add herbs and spices like paprika and pepper, however you will greatly reduce the calories.
- Instead of using 15% Fat Beef Mince, use Quorn Mince or 5% Beef Mince, this again saves calories without sacrificing taste.
- You don’t HAVE to use rice, you could use courgetti spaghetti, cauliflower rice or several other ‘low carb’ options, for those who can’t allow for rice.
- Finally, using full fat cheese is another way to throw away calories and turn a healthy dish into a high calorie meal, substitute the full fat cheese with weight watchers cheese / reduced fat and you are winning!
~ Coach AJ