Easy Healthy Chilli

Easy Healthy Chilli

HEALTHY chilli



  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 brown onion, finely chopped
  • 2 celery sticks, finely chopped
  • 500g Coles Lean Beef Mince
  • 3 tsp Mexican spice mix
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 115g (1/2 cup) red lentils
  • Finely Chopped Tomatoes 400g
  • 120g chargrilled capsicum strips, drained
  • 400g can black beans or kidney beans, rinsed, drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh coriander
  • 2 long fresh green chillies, sliced
  • Natural yoghurt, to serve (optional)

    Step 1

    Heat the oil in a large heavybased pan over medium-high heat. Add onion and celery, and cook, stirring, for 1-2 minutes. Add mince and cook, breaking up any large pieces with a wooden spoon, for 4 minutes Add the spice mix and cumin. Season well.

    Stir in lentils and tomato. Add 375ml (1½ cups) water. Bring mixture to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes or until the lentils are cooked and mixture has thickened.

    Stir through the capsicum and beans, and cook for 1-2 minutes. Stir through half the coriander and half the chilli. Divide chilli con carne among serving bowls. Scatter with the remaining coriander and chilli. Serve with yoghurt, if using.

    428 calories per serving.  Ready in 40 minutes. This chilli con carne freezes well. Store in airtight containers and freeze for up to 3 months. 

    Easy Healthy Chilli

    Healthy Granola



    Preparation and cooking time: 45 minutes – Serves 10


    1. 200g rolled oats
    2. 150g nuts, eg. hazel/walnuts
    3. 50g desiccated/flaked coconut.
    4. 50g pumpkin seeds
    5. 1 tsp ground cinnamon
    6. 85g coconut oil
    7. 1 x egg white (optional)


    1. Preheat oven at 160 C/140 C fan
    2. Put grease proof paper on a large baking tray
    3. Mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl
    4. Whisk the *egg white (if using) in a separate bowl until soft peaks appear. It should be white and creamy. It can take 5-7 mins with a form/hand whisk; or 3 mins with a handheld whisk!!
    5. **Add the coconut oil and egg white to the large bowl and combine well
    6. Spread the mixture on the lined baking tray
    7. Bake for 25-30 mins, or until golden brown
    8. Check the granola at about 15 mins and mix lightly. Adjust heat lightly if required
    9. Turn the oven off and leave it in the oven with the door ajar until it cools
    10. Once fully cooled, store in an airtight container for up to a week.

    *Egg whites can be bought in supermarkets. Very hand for that extra bit of protein!!

    **Melt the coconut in the microwave so it is liquid.

    Enjoy this yummy and healthy granola with your porridge; or served with full fat yogurt for breakfast/snack or dessert. Great with fresh berries too! Kids love it…You could add some honey to sweeten it for the kids at stage 5 with the wet ingredients!!