January 22, 2014

Use these three simple swaps to lighten up your  favorite chili recipes.

1 LEANER MEAT: Use 10% lean ground beef instead of 20% lean and save 88 calories and 4g sat fat per serving.

2 BETTER BEANS: Beans add bulk and fiber, but canned varieties may also add lots of sodium. Look for lower-sodium and organic varieties with less than 200mg per serving.

3 GO FOR GRAINS: Sub ½ pound cooked bulgur (about 1¼ cups) for ½ pound 10% lean ground beef to save 23g fat and boost fiber by 10g per batch.Looking for a new chili recipe to love? Click through our Best Chili Recipes.

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