Chili is a spicy stew that generally includes onions, garlic, cumin and chili peppers. Chili powder is a spice mix primarily containing chili peppers along with other spices, including cumin, oregano and garlic powder. Chili recipes vary by geographical location and, of course, by the personal touches individuals contribute to their own recipes.
Including beans (such as red beans) in your chili will provide fiber. If fiber is included as part of an overall healthy diet, it can help reduce your risk of heart disease. Red beans also are rich in iron and B vitamins. Dried beans should be stored in a closed container at room temperature. Keep in mind that dried beans take some time to cook.
Chili can be a great way to incorporate a variety of vegetables. For examples, bell peppers are a great source of both vitamin C and fiber. Choose bell peppers that are bright in color. Add your own personal touches to a chili recipe to make it your own!
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