For some reason, healthy food truly has a terrible reputation. We believe that it’s because seasoning and spices has been severely underutilized in these recipes traditionally, and that’s really a shame. There is no reason why healthy food can’t be delicious, in fact, so much of it is naturally delicious, you don’t even need to work hard. Take this quinoa and sweet potato chili. We promise you will not even think about the health benefits if you don’t want to.
What You Need
1 tablespoon Olive oil
12 ounces of sweet potato, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1 yellow onion, diced
2 peppers (spicy or not, your choice), diced
4 large cloves of garlic, minced
1 tablespoon chili powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
4 cups vegetable or beef broth
10 ounce can diced tomatoes
4 ounce can diced green chiles (optional)
2 cups of water, divided
1 cup uncooked quinoa
15 ounce can beans of your choosing
1/2 teaspoon salt
yogurt, cilantro, for topping
What To Do
In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add in the sweet potatoes and cook until they have softened and charred slightly, which will take about 7 minutes. Next, toss in the onions and peppers, cooking for a few minutes until they have softened as well.
Next, add the chili powder, cumin, and garlic and cook until fragrant. Pour in the broth, diced tomatoes, chiles (if using), and 1 cup of the water. Cover the pot and cook until everything comes to a boil.
Once boiling, add in the quinoa, beans, and salt (to taste) and reduce the heat to medium. Cover the pot and bring to a simmer. Continue cooking, stirring the chili every few minutes until the quinoa has fully cooked, which will take about 15 minutes.
Next, add in the remaining cup of water and cook for about 3 more minutes. Scoop into serving bowls and top with yogurt, cilantro, and anything else you like.