Tone It Up Turkey Quinoa Chili

It's been awhile since I've shared a Tone It Up recipe my family loves. (But you can't cook, you've said it yourself! I know, but if I share a recipe it means it's easy to make so you can too.) I can't wait until the 6 weeks post baby to get back to "dieting" and kicking ass in the gym once again. I mostly follow the Tone It Up plan/clean eating with of course cheats here and there (much more so during pregnancy). For dinners I try to make recipes from the plan that Rich and Olivia will enjoy as well. The Turkey Chili is a recipe I've made probably a dozen times that is kid and husband friendly.
The original recipe can be found here but below is how I jazz it up to add more flavor and still keep it within the plan's guidelines.
 
It may not look appetizing especially with my sub par photography but I was hungry and anxious to eat it because it's so good. Don't tell a pregnant person to take her time when food is involved...
 
Ingredients:
1.25lbs. ground turkey
1 can of black beans
1 can of pinto beans
1 can of kidney beans
1 can chopped green chilies
1/2 red onion
1 green pepper
splash of EVOO
2 tbsp. cumin
2 tbsp. chili powder
1 tbsp. fresh oregano
1 tbsp. red cayenne pepper
3 cups water
2 large cans of whole roma tomatoes
package of Simply Balanced Southwestern-Style quinoa & brown rice (found at Target)
 
My changes: I don't add mushrooms, reduce the amount of red onion, increase the amount of spices, reduce water and increase amount of roma tomatoes. I also let it simmer for at least 45 minutes.
 
I add a package of the Simply Balanced Southwestern Style quinoa and brown rice but this is up to you. The rice may not make this meal M5 appropriate depending on the stage in the plan you're on.
 
Oregano is well loved in our house

 
 
Directions:
Warm the EVOO and add your red onion and green pepper heating for roughly 5-10 minutes.
Add your turkey and cook until turkey is no longer pink.
Add everything else, cover, and simmer for 45 minutes.
Prepare the quinoa as the package directs and add to the chili at the last 5 minutes.
 
See? So easy.
 
Optional add-ins for the husband or kids bowls:
Cheese
Sriracha
Sour Cream
 
 Delicious and healthy. Enjoy.

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