Sweet Potato Skillet Chili
There are many benefits to cooking at home, for one, it saves money! Also, those who cook most meals at home, eat fewer carbohydrates, less sugar, and less fat than those who eat out often (1). This week’s Sweet Potato Skillet Chili recipe has all the benefits of home cooking without the hassle.
- Adding sweet potato and beans stretches the hamburger!
- By adding spices such as oregano, cumin, chili powder, and paprika, this dish has flavor without using salt.
- It also uses no-salt added diced tomatoes and black beans, keeping the salt content down.
- It is 1 for 1 certified, which means that it meets the test of having fewer mgs of sodium than the number of calories per serving (use ONIE's 1 for 1 tool to see if you food is in a good range of sodium).
- Reduce prep time by choosing pre-cut frozen veggies like the frozen onion and green peppers mix used in this recipe.
Extra nutrients and fiber
- Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of Vitamin A and a good source of Vitamin C. By choosing not to peel the sweet potatoes, we maximized the nutrient and fiber value.
- One serving of Sweet Potato Skillet Chili has 140% of the daily recommended amount Vitamin A and 50% of the daily recommended amount of Vitamin C.
- Sweet potatoes are also a good source of dietary fiber, which helps regulate blood sugar.
Quick and easy clean-up
- Because we cooked everything in one skillet, clean-up is easy!
- This recipe can also be prepared in a crock pot; just dump and go!
If you need any more reasons to try this recipe, double it and freeze leftovers for another day. It is even better then!
The ONIE Project Team
1. Wolfson, J. A., & Bleich, S. N. (2015). Is cooking at home associated with better diet quality or weight-loss intention? Public Health Nutrition, 18(08), 1397-1406. doi: doi:10.1017/S1368980014001943