Depending on where you are in the country, you may be like us Philadelphians, under a deep (13 inches!) of snow with temperatures hovering around 2F (-15F with winchill!!!). On days like this, the perfect food to warm you up is a Chilli to bring some heat back into your body, and get that metabolism going if you are stuck indoors all day…..I am trying to look out for your health here 😉
- Beef contains the same heart healthy fats found in olive oil, as well as providing you with a good amount of important minerals such as iron and zinc
- Chilli powder/cayenne pepper not only raises your metabolism to blast calories, but it contains antioxidants to help your body fight free radicals
- Tomatoes are a great inflammation fighting food to help soreness. The reduced inflammation also helps your leptin hormones work properly so your body can be more successful at losing weight
- Adzuki beans are like all beans in that they are high in fiber and protein, but these tiny red beans also are lower in calories, but still contain a good amount of carbohydrate to fuel your training
A few days later, I even put the leftovers back into the oven with a lovely mashed potato topping and Mary’s Gone Crackers Crumbs. It baked up wonderfully, and if you have the time, I would definitely recommend the chilli bake if you are bored of chilli on its own. It would also go well on top of a baked potato if you do not have time to make the mashed potato topping.
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