Confession time: I restarted the Whole30 this week. My heart just wasn’t in it last week, I ate things I shouldn’t have, and I knew that I needed a fresh start. This week is so far MUCH better, I’m prepared, have lots of “emergency snacks” on hand, and determination to stick to my plan. It’s all about preparation and lots and lots of willpower. ;) I’m still working on getting my daily workouts into a habit, but we’ll get there! Eventually…
For lunches this week I made this amazing Whole30 approved no bean chili that absolutely hits the spot. We’ve been having cooler mornings lately so I’m officially in fall mode and chili was first to come to mind when meal planning for the week. Not only is it super easy to make, but it’s delicious AND a great way to get in lots of veggies and protein in one bowl.
It’s really not that hard to make your chili Whole30 approved, which is something I love! All I really did was leave out the beans, check my labels, and I was good to go. This chili is a little different from one of my go-to chili recipes, because I used lots of fresh veggies to have a lighter, brighter version (since it’s practically still summer here in Texas, no matter how cool the mornings are). It’s a great way to still enjoy the fresh produce, while bringing in one of my favorite fall & winter staples.
For this recipe I used fresh tomatoes, bell peppers and onion, which gave some delicious flavors to the chili and a freshness I loved! That, paired with some grass-fed beef from my in-law’s (have I ever mentioned they live on a farm and raise cows?) and delicious spices made for an amazing end-of-summer Whole30 approved no bean chili that you’ll love.
On my menu this week: Breakfast: Butternut Squash Rounds with Fried Eggs and Kale AM Snack: fruit and nuts Lunch: Whole30 No Bean Chili PM Snack: Sweet Potato Chicken “Nachos” with Guacamole Dinners:
Salmon with asparagus and zucchini
Cashew Cream Beef Stroganoff with Squash Noodles
Peruvian Style Chicken (from Against All Grain Meals Made Simple) Chicken and Veggie Soup – without the rice!
Ive been so curious about whole 30 although I am a vegetarian. Def need to encorporate more veggies (and less carbs) into my diet. my hubby would like this. he loves a reall meat chili, less beans!
We like to use beans and less meat in our chili. Your recipe looks good and will give it a try to see what the family thinks.
Yum!! I just love homemade chili. I’m working on a recipe with hidden vegetables (hidden from my husband!) haha
This looks amazing and so flavorful! Homemade chili is one of my go-to’s in the fall months!
This sounds so tasty! Every year at my work, we do a chili cookoff. This sounds super tasty. I’d love to use it for my submission this year!
This look amazing! I will have to try this! I wouldn’t mind chili with no beans!
Yum :) I love that there’s no beans, but nothing’s missing! I eat beans way too much so sometimes I need to cut them somewhere.
I put zucchini (grated) in my no bean chili.
Oh yum! That is a great idea. I need to try that next time I make chili!