Getting cozy with some spicy turkey chili this week 😌
I put the following in the crockpot and let it hang out for 4hrs on high: 🍅 2 cans diced tomatoes + green chilies, 2 cans kidney beans, 1lb lean ground turkey, 1/2 onion, 1 can tomato soup, chili powder, cumin, cayenne 🌶
Threw in some extra calories and fat with a dollop of light sour cream and avocado slices. Since fats provide more calories/gram than other macronutrients, they can act as a nice calorie buffer (i.e. you can easily increase or decrease your intake, depending on your needs)
For example, if you’re meeting your protein needs but you’re having trouble eating the right amount of calories, adding a bit of avocado, nuts, or olive oil to meals can help. For me, it can be hard to eat regularly when I’m busy, so I focus on making mealtimes extra dense and nutritious!