Clean & Colorful Vegetarian Chili Recipe
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Clean & Colorful Vegetarian Chili Recipe

This month is all about challenging yourself to go meatless (or cut back on your meat consumption) this May for the No Meat May Challenge! This vegetarian challenge was started to bring awareness to animal welfare, environmental issues, and the health benefits of cutting back on meat consumption.

Clean & Colorful Vegetarian Chili Recipe

I’m definitely a huge supporter of cutting back on meat consumption, so every Monday during the Month of May I’ll be coming at you with a delicious vegetarian recipe from the Clean & Colorful Solution to make your No Meat May Challenge tastier.

Vegetarian chili to die for

Vegetarian chili is the perfect intro to vegetarian dining. It’s filling, full of flavor, and satisfying so you won’t even notice your bowl is sans meat. You can spice this dish up or down as you like to customize the flavor to your exact taste.

Even better, this dish is packed full of nutrients, color and plant based protein! We’ve taken this vegetarian chili recipe to the max when it comes to unprocessing your diet and fitting in lots of color.

The recipe

This recipe is so easy to make. You’ll wonder why you didn’t try it sooner!

Note: This vegetarian chili calls for homemade beans, but don’t worry, this is also easy to do! Get the deets on how to boil your own beans here.

vegetarian chili recipeIngredients:

  • 1 yellow onion
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 4 1/2 cups cooked red beans
  • 2- 15 oz cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp cilantro (optional)
  • 1 tbsp nonfat greek yogurt (optional)


  1. Dice onions, peppers, and garlic. Add to pre-heated large pot and cook until slightly browned, about 1-2 minutes.
  2. Add 1/2 cup broth and cook until vegetables are tender.
  3. Add chili powder and cook another minute.
  4. Add remaining ingredients (except yogurt and cilantro) and any additional seasonings you prefer; bring to a simmer and let cook for 30-45 min.
  5. Scoop 1 1/2 cup into bowl, top with yogurt, cilantro and serve.

Did you give this recipe a try? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

Clean & Colorful Vegetarian Chili Recipe

Get your 28-day vegetarian meal plan

Going vegetarian for a month is lots easier than you thought! Give these 28 day vegetarian meal plans a try. You can pick from a 1250 or 1500 calorie level, and have breakfast, lunch and dinner figured out for the next 28 days. Not only will you feel better, but you might lose a few pounds too! Make sure to get 1250 or 1500 meal plan here!

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Teresa Marie Howes, BS, CPT, HHP
Teresa Marie is a nutrition expert, fitness enthusiast and health coach. She is backed with a BS in Nutrition, an MBA, a CPT from ACE and 16+ years of experience in the weight loss and wellness space. She is the founder and lead contributor of this site and coaches clients across the globe on how to achieve better health and more happiness by implementing the 4 Universal Diet Truths of her Clean & Colorful Concept.

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