Chili’s a classic comfort food. It’s hearty, soulful fare that’s perfect for warming up with at the end of a bone-chilling day. And while it can quickly become high in calories and fat if you pile on the cheese, sour cream, and tortilla chips, there are plenty of lean chili recipes to feast on.
Mainstay ingredients, like beans, tomatoes, and, sometimes, meat make chili chock-full of nutritious ingredients, providing protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals.
Chili’s also super versatile, so you can dress it up or down depending on your taste preference and mood.
Here are 11 of the healthiest chili recipes to try this winter. From beef to lamb, as well as vegetarian and vegan options, you’re bound to find a few new favorites.