At one of my weight watchers meetings, I was telling my leader that I was having a really hard time finding lunch options that allowed me to stay within my points range for the day. She then told me that while she was losing her weight that someone shared this wonderful chili recipe with her that was only 1 point per cup. The next week, she brought the recipe in and shared it with us...it has been the secret to my weight loss success and I make it once a week to pack for lunches.
Ingredients: 10 oz. extra lean ground turkey 1 medium onion diced 1 green bell pepper, diced 2 28 oz cans diced tomatoes (I use mexican style w/ green chiles) 2 medium zucchini – diced 2 medium yellow squash diced 15 oz can black beans – rinsed & drained 2 cans fat free low sodium beef broth 4 celery stalks diced 1 or 2 packages dry chili seasoning or to taste
Instructions: Saute turkey, pepper, and onion in the bottom of a large stock pot until browned. Add remaining ingredients and simmer over medium heat until veggies are tender (about 30 minutes). I like to simmer mine for a while longer to help the flavors blend, but it's definitely not necessary.