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Chili Recipe: Here Are Top 10 Recipe to Consider for the GM Diet

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As we move through fall and towards winter, the weather cools and many of us start to dream of warmer times. For many, this means it's time to break out some hearty, warm, comforting recipes. This is often a favorite chili recipe. But what if you're trying to lose weight? Good news: you can still enjoy this delicious meal without compromising your diet. Here are some chili recipes to consider for the GM diet.

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How We Reviewed

The most important component of a chili recipe on this list is its ability to fall within the GM Diet or a similar weight loss plan. We also looked at a variety of ingredients and ease of preparation.

Overall Price Range of Chili Recipes

Each chili recipe we provide should be an affordable option. Exact prices will vary based on the ingredients in the recipe and cost of groceries in your area. Overall, a standard chili recipe should only cost a few dollars.

What We Reviewed

  • White Turkey Chili
  • Zucchini Chili
  • Zesty Steak Chili
  • Hearty Vegetarian Chili with Butternut Squash
  • Slow Cooker Lime Chicken Chili
  • Hearty Vegetarian Chili
  • Bean & Beef Slow-Cooked Chili
  • Tofu Chili with Avocado Salad
  • White Chili with a Kick
  • Meaty, Meat-less Chili

Pros

  • Uses lean meat
  • Low calorie
  • High protein

Cons

  • Not strictly on GM diet
  • High sodium

Price

The high number of herbs and spices present may drive up the price of this recipe if these ingredients are not already on hand.

Where to Buy

All ingredients should be easy to find at a local store. The recipe can be found at https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/white-turkey-chili/.

Taste

Being white chili, this is a milder take on the food. This one is a combination of other recipes, tweaked to provide the perfect flavor.

Prep Time

Ten minutes

Nutritional Value

250 calories; 2 grams fat; 47 milligrams cholesterol; 510 milligrams sodium; 31 grams carbohydrates; 23 grams protein

Pros

  • Vegetarian
  • Many options built-in

Cons

  • Requires more preparation
  • Some more complicated cooking techniques involved

Description

Coming from renowned food personality Rachael Ray, this chili recipe combines a variety of filling ingredients into a satisfying vegetarian option.

Price

There are a high number of ingredients, which may increase the price. A bottle of beer is also required.

Where to Buy

All ingredients should be available at a grocery store. The recipe can be found at https://www.foodnetwork.ca/recipe/zucchini-chili/19128/.

Taste

This is a recipe with a lot of spices. It also packs in lots of grains and beans.

Prep Time

15 minutes

Nutritional Value

Not available

Pros

  • Low calories
  • High protein

Cons

  • Does not meet the GM Diet
  • Longer prep time

Description

This is a Texas-style chili, providing some heat and plenty of flavors.

Price

Most of the ingredients are simple. However, four pounds of steak may increase the price.

Where to Buy

Again, all ingredients should be available at a local store. The recipe is located at https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/zesty-steak-chili/.

Taste

This recipe is full of flavor, and reheats well, meaning it can be enjoyed the next day again.

Prep Time

40 minutes

Nutritional Value

200 calories; 6 grams fat; 51 milligrams cholesterol; 247 milligrams sodium; 13 grams carbohydrates; 22 grams protein

Pros

  • Vegetarian
  • Options for spicier or less spicy taste

Cons

  • Must substitute Worcestershire sauce to be truly vegetarian

Description

This recipe provides a vegetarian option while providing spiciness and tanginess.

Price

While there are lots of ingredients involved, none of them should be particularly expensive, meaning this should be an affordable option.

Where to Buy

All ingredients should be available at a local store. The recipe is found at https://www.foodnetwork.ca/recipe/hearty-vegetarian-chili-with-butternut-squash/15238/.

Taste

This is a green chili instead of a typical red and offers a tangy, spicy flavor.

Prep Time

15 minutes

Nutritional Value

Not available

Pros

  • Simple preparation
  • High protein
  • Use of slow cooker minimizes effort

Cons

  • High sodium
  • Needs altering for GM Diet

Description

This chili recipe is simple to make, but still offers a good flavor and an interesting twist on traditional chili.

Price

Generally, the ingredients are inexpensive and straightforward. Like some of the other recipes on the list, a high number of herbs and spices may increase the up-front cost.

Where to Buy

All ingredients should be easy to find locally. The recipe can be found at https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/slow-cooker-lime-chicken-chili/.

Taste

The recipe has a variety of spices without providing an overpowering spice. The lime adds a nice twist, but may be overpowering.

Prep Time

25 minutes

Nutritional Value

356 calories; 14 grams fat; 55 milligrams cholesterol; 644 milligrams sodium; 39 grams carbohydrates; 21 grams protein

Pros

  • Vegetarian
  • Faster cook time
  • Lots of vegetables
  • Very close to GM Diet criteria

Cons

  • Somewhat intensive preparation

Description

This is a more traditional chili recipe, giving a vegetarian twist to the standard fare of spices and beans.

Price

A heavy emphasis on vegetables and produce means this recipe should be easily affordable. However, it does require a purchase of maple syrup, if not already on hand, despite only using a splash.

Where to Buy

As with other recipes, all ingredients should be found at a grocery store. A farmer's market may also provide many of the vegetables required. The recipe can be found at https://www.foodnetwork.ca/recipe/hearty-vegetarian-chili/14326/.

Taste

The spice blend in this chili recipe is very satisfying.

Prep Time

25 minutes

Nutritional Value

Not available

Pros

  • Can be used for day 5 of the GM Diet
  • Canned options minimize preparation
  • Uses a slow cooker for easy cooking
  • Option to freeze

Cons

  • Like many slow cooker recipes, cook time is quite long

Description

Another chili recipe which can be prepared with ease in a slow cooker, this meal takes an already delicious recipe and enhances it with the option to include plenty of toppings.

Price

There are comparatively few ingredients for this recipe, so the price should be easily affordable.

Where to Buy

All ingredients should be easy to acquire at your local grocery store or supermarket. The recipe can be found at https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/bean-beef-slow-cooked-chili/.

Taste

The toppings add an extra layer of flavor to this recipe, which is not overly spicy but also not bland.

Prep Time

20 minutes

Nutritional Value

Not available

tofu chili with avocado

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Pros

  • Plenty of vegetables
  • Vegetarian
  • Easily manipulated to fit the GM Diet

Cons

  • High preparation time

Description

A unique take on the chili recipe, this vegetarian option brings tofu into the mix. It also incorporates a salad to add another dimension to the meal.

Price

None of the ingredients should be particularly expensive on their own, but there are a lot of ingredients to consider.

Where to Buy

Local supermarkets, grocery stores, and farmers markets are all good places to look for the various components of this recipe. The recipe itself can be found
aat https://www.foodnetwork.ca/recipe/tofu-chili-with-avocado-salad/17880/.

Taste

Keep in mind that this recipe includes tofu- the taste may not be for everyone. Bringing in an avocado salad balances the chili itself nicely.

Prep Time

30 minutes

Nutritional Value

Not available

Pros

  • Simple preparation
  • High protein

Cons

  • High butter- harder to fit into a diet
  • High in sodium

Description

This chili recipe combines a white chili with the "kick" or spice of many traditional chilis, giving a "best of both worlds" option that is sure to please.

Price

All ingredients should be simple and affordable. The rotisserie chicken can be replaced with other options to make the recipe even more inexpensive.

Where to Buy

As usual, all ingredients for this chili recipe will be easy to find at your local grocery store or supermarket.

Taste

By all accounts, this recipe is both easy and delicious. The spices add a nice flavor, and a variety of toppings can be used to perfect it.

Prep Time

20 minutes

Nutritional Value

424 calories; 21 grams fat; 113 milligrams cholesterol; 896 milligrams sodium; 26 grams carbohydrates; 31 grams protein

Pros

  • Vegetarian
  • Low total time

Cons

  • Uses fats which may not fit into some diets

Description

Another vegetarian twist on chili, this one uses vegetables to make up for the lack of meat and provide a substitute option for the traditional comfort food.

Price

None of the required ingredients should be particularly expensive.

Where to Buy

All ingredients should be found at your local grocery store or supermarket. You may choose to visit farmers' markets for the produce. The recipe can be found at https://www.foodnetwork.ca/recipe/meaty-meat-less-chili/16827/.

Taste

This recipe claims to offer the same comfort food taste of traditional chili, despite removing meat from the equation.

Prep Time

10 minutes

Nutritional Value

Not available

The Verdict

Each chili recipe provided here offers an excellent option for a warm, home-cooked meal this winter. For those who are looking to watch their weight, we recommend the Zesty Steak Chili or the White Turkey Chili, which both offer low calories and high proteins.

If you are specifically following the GM Diet, you may find that some recipes need altering to fit the strict criteria. We recommend starting with the Heary Vegetarian Chili or the Bean and Beef Slow Cooked Chili for a recipe that is delicious, healthy, and fits your dieting needs.