Autumn is here
I do love the first of a month, especially when it’s my favourite season!!! Today was the first day I put my coat on since summer began and it felt all snuggly & warm. It isn’t quite chilly enough yet but I love it when it gets all crisp outside and the leaves start to fall from the trees. There is nothing better than coming in from the cold, getting into my PJ’s, making a lovely hot meal and cuddling on the sofa with a box set! In honour of my favourite season I have made a filling Pumpkin Chilli and it is divine… I’m looking forward to snuggling up tonight with a bowl and working my way through the Game Of Thrones box set.
To make the Pumpkin Turkey Chilli you will need,
- 1 small onion (chopped)
- 2 cloves garlic (crushed)
- 500g Turkey Mince
- 2 peppers (chopped)
- 2 cups mushrooms (sliced)
- 2 tsp Chilli Powder (or to taste)
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp paprika
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 400g chopped tomatoes
- 1 tin Pumpkin puree (I used Libby’s)
- 1 tin black beans
- 1 tin Kidney beans
- 1 tbsp Olive oil
- Add the oil to a pan on a medium-high heat and brown off your mince then drain if needed
- Add the onion & garlic along with the spices
- Add the remaining veg (you can also add other veg if you like) and cook for 5 mins
- Add the chopped tomatoes and pumpkin puree and bring to the boil
- Reduce to a low heat and cook for 20mins
- Drain the canned beans, add to your chilli and cook for (at least) a further 10minutes
- Serve with brown rice & Greek yoghurt.
Notes: I find the longer I cook my chilli for the better it gets. You can also add more or less chilli powder depending on taste and can even add fresh or dried chilli & even some pumpkin spice for a more Autumnal taste. Finally, if your macros/diet allows… add some cheese. Delicious!!
The start of every month is also a great time to set ourselves mini goals. They help keep us focused and will also help us to reach our long term goals! This is the first time I have documented my monthly goals and I hope you will all hold me accountable. I’m going to give you updates as I go along and then at the end of the month a round-up of my achievements.
- To perform my first EVER non-assisted pull up
- To reach 80kg in my deadlift
- To try a new exercise/workout each week
- To stick to 4 weeks of IIFYM (I will do a blog post on this next month)
I could go on and on with what I would like to do but the idea of mini goals is to keep them simple. Long term goals are where the real challenges come to play! Please comment underneath with your goals and we can hopefully inspire each other to accomplish them.
I look forward to seeing what we can accomplish in October!
Remember: ‘The body achieves what the mind believes’