Top 10 Healthy Chili Recipes

Chili may be one of the more desirable foods across America. It is a great comfort meal on a blistery winters day. Since today is National Chili Day, we decided to round up the top ten healthy versions of this dish for you guys to enjoy. As you will see, it is a multifaceted food, and the only thing missing from this delicious day is the football.

Although we all love Buffalo wings, we don’t praise them for their health benefits. Rachael Ray created a way to eat buffalo chicken without all the guilt. Now we can curl up on the couch next to the fireplace while eating this delicious meal.

buffalo chicken chili Photo from Rachael Ray show

This chili won’t go unnoticed as Emeril incorporates many flavors into this dish. The hint of cocoa powder may be the key ingredient that brings this dish together.

emerills chili Photo from Food Network

The next chili adds a Mexican flair with the Mexican Oregano and the flavors of cumin. Giada di’Laurentiis cooks up this California Chili for everyone to enjoy.

giadas chili Photo from Food Network

This chili exemplifies just how flexible chili can be. Check out this turkey chili with pumpkin from Snack-Girl.

pumpkin chili Photo from Snack-Girl

Although we aren’t vegan, we can never ignore a homemade recipe filled with delicious white beans and green chiles.

vegan slow cooker chili Photo from Thrifty Veggie Mama

We covered the turkey chili, and the buffalo, as well as the vegan, but now let’s tackle the Indian. Look at this Indian chili infused with a medley of spices.

indian chili Photo from Caras Cravings

This very unique, but delicious chili is filled with copious amounts of antioxidant full blueberries. It is a great alternative in case you aren’t feeling meat that day.

blueberry mango chili Photo from The Smart Kitchen

This chili presents a nice smokiness flavor that pairs great with the chiles and chicken.

red chicken chili Photo from Pink-parsley

This delicious chili contains chicken, cranberries, and low-fat Greek yogurt.

cranberry chili Photo from Fine Cooking

This vegetable chili is filled with high-fiber lentils, peppers, carrots and beans.

fa vegetarian chilis Photo from Martha Stewart

What’s your favorite way to make chili?


  1. Thanks for featuring my Blueberry Mango Chili! I was really proud of that one, and I’m happy it is receiving some recognition. 🙂