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 chiliPhoto 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 chiliPhoto 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 chiliPhoto from Food Network

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

pumpkin chiliPhoto 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 chiliPhoto 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 chiliPhoto 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 chiliPhoto from The Smart Kitchen

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

red chicken chiliPhoto from Pink-parsley

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

cranberry chiliPhoto from Fine Cooking

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

fa vegetarian chilisPhoto from Martha Stewart

What’s your favorite way to make chili?

Lindsay is a recent graduate of Keene State College in New Hampshire. With an obvious passion for food, she is ready to show the world what she has to offer. Other than eating, cooking, and writing about her love for food, Lindsay is an avid Scrabble player, and enjoys hanging with her friends. Check out her blog, Food and Life in General