Are you looking for a healthier chili recipe? One loaded with flavour and fibre and nutrients? We got you covered with this incredible recipe. Made with plenty of flavorful spices, lean ground turkey, protein packed black beans, and of course butternut squash. 


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 dried bay leaves
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • ½ tablespoon dried oregano
  • ½ tablespoon paprika (I use smoked paprika)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups diced butternut squash
  • 2 cups chopped (destemmed ) kale
  • 1 – 15 oz can canned tomatoes
  • 1 – 15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 ¾ cups chicken broth


  • Greek yogurt or sour cream, for serving
  • sliced green onion, for serving
  • shredded white cheddar, for serving
  • avocado, for serving


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in heavy-bottomed pot or dutch oven over medium-high. Add the ground turkey to the pan and brown. Breaking it up as it cooks.
  2. Once the meat has started to brown, add the diced onion and garlic to the pot. Continue to cook until the onion begins to become tender.
  3. Add the dried bay leaves, chili powder, cumin, dried oregano, paprika, salt, and black pepper to the pot and stir until well combined.
  4. Next add the diced butternut squash, chopped kale, canned tomatoes, black beans, and chicken broth to the pot. Bring the chili to a boil and then reduce the heat to a simmer. Let the chili simmer for 20-25 minutes or until the butternut squash is tender.
  5. Serve the chili with your favorite toppings!

Serves 4 Hearty Portions: 375 calories 31g Protein 12 grams Fibre


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