White Winter Chili

This white chili recipe is rich in vitamin D and great for the cold season. Because our bodies can only make their own vitamin D when exposed to the sun’s rays, winter is prime time for a deficiency in this important vitamin. Foods rich in vitamin D can help replenish your body’s stores when sunlight is low. Whole milk is a great way to get vitamin D because it is fortified with the vitamin, and it contains the fat required to utilize it. Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin which means that it is better absorbed when eaten with a source of fat.

Serves 2
Preparation Time: 15min

Ingredients:

4 Tbsp butter
½ yellow onion, diced
2 cloves garlic
4 Tbsp oat flour
4 cups chicken broth
1 15 oz can cannellini beans
1 15 oz can white hominy
1 4 oz can chopped green chilies
1 cup cooked chicken breast, diced
2 cups Vitamin D fortified whole milk of choice
1 Tbsp cumin
½ tsp salt
Crushed oregano or fresh cilantro to taste


Method:

1. In a stock pot over medium low heat, sauté the onion and garlic in butter.
2. Once onion is translucent, add the flour and whisk until a thick paste forms.
3. Slowly pour in your chicken broth and heat to a slow boil. This should thicken the soup slightly so if you need to, allow more time here before adding the other ingredients.
4. Once thickened, add the beans, hominy, chilies, and chicken. Heat through then add the milk and spices to taste and serve warm. Garnish with green onion and crushed black pepper.

Hayley is a Registered Dietician Nutritionist, a part-time yoga teacher, and full-time mother. She is passionate about health, nature, and empowering others to reach their full health potential. She works as a health coach, nutrition writer, recipe developer and group fitness instructor. She is energetic and passionate about delicious food and promoting health of the body, mind, and spirit. She hopes to inspire others to eat closely to the way that nature intended, capitalizing on the amazing benefits of whole, unprocessed foods. Follow her posts for nutrition advice and delicious recipes!

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