Welcome to 2019!!! My first pledge was last January. While the last six months have been super busy for me at work and at home, I am extremely honored to be facilitating the Daily Pledge and grateful for this opportunity.
We get many new quitters who have chosen to start their quit on January 1. Last year, there was a wonderful post started by YoungAtHeart asking about our favorite links on the site. When I first quit, all I wanted to do was read about what others went through, the experiences they had, advice, etc. I referenced the post all year long. I thought I would post a link to it here. It contains such valuable information and will keep you busy reading for hours!
For many, January is a time of thinking of the New Year, new beginnings, setting new goals, and cold weather (for some).
Instead of providing you with some fun facts about January that you can look up on the internet, I figured I would provide you with a recipe to celebrate the fact that January is Slow Cooking month! The below recipe can be made in a slow cooker, on the stove top, or in an Instant Pot! It is tasty, can feed a crowd, and is super easy!
Turkey Chili Taco Soup – Serves 9. Serving is 1 ¼ c. (Got this from www.Skinnytaste.com) I have made it and it is delish!
1 1/3 lbs 99% lean ground turkey or ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
1 bell pepper, chopped
10 oz can rotel tomatoes with green chilies (pick your favorite variety)
15 oz canned or frozen corn, drained (I like Trader Joe’s roasted corn)
15 oz no salt added kidney beans, drained (or with salt, whatever you like)
8 oz tomato sauce
16 oz fat free refried beans
1 packet low-sodium taco seasoning (your favorite variety)
2 1/2 cups less-sodium chicken broth
Spray a large pot with cooking spray then brown the turkey over medium heat, breaking up with a wooden spoon as it cooks. When cooked through, add the onions and pepper and cook 2-3 minutes. Add tomatoes, corn, beans, tomato sauce, re-fried beans, taco seasoning and chicken broth. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer about 10-15 minutes.
Serve with your favorite toppings such as low fat sour cream, jalapeños, reduced fat cheese, chopped scallions, onions, or chopped fresh cilantro. Freeze leftovers in individual portions for future meals.