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Eating healthy on a budget? ...oh boy do I know all about that. I also know all about the excuses people give when they think it's worth it to eat from the dollar menu instead of the produce isle. Today I want to share one of my favorite chili recipes that I found and tweaked for my taste. The version I am sharing below is vegan however, you could add chicken or ground turkey/beef if you wanted.

Keeping this recipe vegan really plays a role in how inexpensive it is. Buying every single ingredient for this recipe costs less than $10 and you don't need to skim on the servings. I make this at the beginning of a week and it feeds me for about a week and half--talk about bang for your buck.

This chili is loaded with complex carbs that are full of fiber making this meatless meal just as hardy and full of protein. Add a few servings of greens by adding a big handful of spinach to your bowl before you reheat the chili or throw chopped kale right into the crock-pot when the chili is done cooking.

I love to top mine with sliced green onions for some crunch and sliced avocado for a serving of healthy fat.


2 sweet potatoes peeled and diced

2 cans of black or pinto beans, rinsed and drained

2 cans of tomatoes—one drained, one with liquid

1 can tomato paste

½ red onion, diced

1 c. uncooked lentils

1 32 oz package of low sodium or no sodium added vegetable stock (vegan) or chicken stock

Seasonings/spices—I throw in 2 cloves are garlic, salt/pepper, cayenne, paprika, turmeric, cumin, oregano, and a little dry mustard.


Throw everything in a crock-pot on high for 4-6 hours. If you want it more soupy you could add more chick stock or more non-drained tomatoes.

See you back here on Wednesday as we talking about our choices when it comes to eating healthy and take a closer look at what it really costs you if you don't prioritize your health.

Have you seen the save-able recipes I post every Monday to my Instagram? Head to @mnnmlmon and save these weekly posts so that #MNML recipes will be right at your finger tips!

That's all for now, stay smpl.



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