A Good Cheap Lunch

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When many of us think of chilli, we probably see a plate of chilli cheese fries, However, here we’re looking at turkey chilli. Ground turkey is usually cheaper, and is a lot leaner than ground beef.


  • 1 lb Ground turkey
  • 1 15oz Can diced tomatoes
  • 1 15oz Can black beans
  • 1 15oz Can red beans
  • 1`Green bell pepper
  • 2 cup Brown rice
  • 1 medium yellow Onion

This makes five servings, so you can freeze some for another day, if there is only you for lunch.

Total: $2.15/serving

In a large pot, sauté 1 yellow onion, 2 tablespoons of minced garlic, and 1 bell pepper.
Once onions are soft, add 1lb of ground turkey and 1 teaspoon each of dried parsley, dried basil, and dried oregano.
After the turkey is browned, combine 1 can diced tomatoes, 1 can black beans, and 1 can red beans with 2 tablespoons of paprika, 2 teaspoons ground cumin, and 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper.

Simmer for 30 minutes to and hour.

Add brown rice.


Bad Fat


  • Don’t eat Fried Chicken. Grill a chicken breast instead, much less fat!
  • Try turkey sausages instead of brats.
  • Fancy some chips? Try hummus.
  • Pizza? Make you own?
  • Pasta? Try whole wheat variety. Make your own sauce.
  • Ice cream? Try frozen yogurt.
  • Doughnuts for breakfast? Give oatmeal a try. If it’s too plain for your taste, add some fruit or raisins.
  • Double Chocolate Cheesecake grab your fancy?  It’s 800+ calories and 57g of fat a slice! Try a plain variety, it’s less evil to your body