Posted 1/31/2011 11:27:14 AM
I plan on making this for the Super Bowl this weekend and can't wait to see how it comes out!
For those who are calorically concerned with this recipe; please note that the calories from fat is less than 25% of the total calories which is inline with the D.A.S.H. diet recommended by healthcare professionals for a healthy heart - and the fats are all healthy besides the sour cream if you subsitute extra virgin olive oil for vegetable oil.
I will cook this with brown basmati rice (holds up well in soupy Indian dishes) and cut the rice portion in half and also substitute light sour cream. This will reduce the recipe to a Weight Watchers friendly Points Plus value of 12, less than a Big Mac sandwich (14 Points) and certainly less than a Big Mac meal with fries and a diet soda (24 Points). Even with a full serving of rice, this chili recipe would have 15 Points Plus values.
I sure would rather have this gigantic bowl of heart healthy, high fiber, high protein chili instead of a Big Mac meal comprised of 48 g of fat and almost 50% of calories from fat.
And think about how often American families eat Big Mac meals!