Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  164
  • Protein  17 g
  • Carbohydrates  6 g
  • Fat  8 g
  • Cholesterol  47 mg
  • Sodium  214 mg
  • Potassium  517 mg
  • Phosphorus  189 mg
  • Calcium  56 mg
  • Fiber  2.0 g

Turkey-Vegetable Chili

DaVita renal dietitian, Robin from Connecticut, updated the traditional recipe with low-fat turkey and fresh zucchini for a dialysis-friendly Turkey Vegetable Chili that won’t break the budget.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes


Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Robin from Connecticut.



Portions: 6     Serving size: 3/4 cup

Ingredients

  • nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup onion
  • 2 garlic cloves 
  • 2 cups zucchini 
  • 14 ounces canned stewed  tomatoes, crushed
  • 2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 

Preparation

  1. Chop onion and zucchini. Mince garlic cloves.
  2. Spray pan with cooking spray and add oil.
  3. Sauté ground turkey, onion, garlic and zucchini until squash is tender.
  4. Drain excess liquid well.
  5. Add stewed tomatoes and spices.
  6. Simmer covered for approximately 1/2 hour.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 2 meat
  • 2 vegetables, medium potassium

Carbohydrate choices

1/2

Helpful hints

  • Two medium zucchini yields approximately 2 cups.
  • Substitute lean ground beef for turkey if desired.
  • Serve over cooked rice or pasta for a filling meal.
  • Be sure to count as 2 servings of vegetables in your daily meal plan to allow for the potassium in this recipe. If you are on a low-potassium diet, stick closely to the recommended portion.
 

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Turkey-Vegetable Chili

elainajet says:

5

Awesome Chili....me and my daughter loved it...

Oct. 05, 2014, 4:20 PM - Inappropriate review?

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cbpeanuts says:

5

Very good..I used 1/2 crushed tomatoes from Aldi (very low sodium) and 1/2 canned rinsed roasted red pepper. I served like chili with no rice just a few unsalted crackers. What I had left I used for a sauce the next day over ground turkey and brown rice cabbage rolls.

Sep. 17, 2014, 2:36 PM - Inappropriate review?

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passion7 says:

4

I had a transplant 12 yrs ago and now I am now diabetic , i want to try to lose weight can I add beans to this , i need more fiber ? Dietitian comment: Yes you can add beans for fiber. The extra potassium and phosphorus is not of concern since you had a kidney transplant and no longer restrict these minerals.

Sep. 14, 2014, 7:00 AM - Inappropriate review?

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farmerbryan says:

5

i used ground venison - it was very good - not what I consider chili - but quite tasty... omitted squash... i have to watch phospherous... ESRD on PD

Aug. 17, 2014, 4:01 PM - Inappropriate review?

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dllewis says:

5

I'm looking forward to enjoying this dish!

Aug. 07, 2014, 3:54 PM - Inappropriate review?

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bassinbill says:

4

If U check u'r cans when in grocery store U can buy low sodium cans on different things U need to add.

Aug. 07, 2014, 11:58 AM - Inappropriate review?

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ChuChu1 says:

5

I tried this recipe tonight and it was great. I served it over a few teaspoons of white rice. My son who is a body builder asked I would make a whole pot of it and I said no - I might make it again next week. :)

Jul. 27, 2014, 7:30 PM - Inappropriate review?

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Pepper14 says:

3

While the recipe sounds really good I haven't tried it yet. Im worried about the sodium content. Dont canned vegetables have a lot of sodium? I would think canned tomatoes would have too much sodium for a kidney diet. Please clarify. Dietitian comment: You can substitute unsalted canned tomatoes and sodium will be even lower than 214 mg per serving. This amount is acceptable if you are following a 1500 to 2000 mg sodium diet (400-600 mg sodium per meal).

Jul. 27, 2014, 9:00 AM - Inappropriate review?

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lvanhine says:

5

This chili is incredibly tasty. I just made it for the first time and it was just great. I feel a lot better about revising my diet now if recipes like this taste so good.

Jul. 20, 2014, 3:26 PM - Inappropriate review?

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sadiqa37 says:

5

Love this,this food Is so healthy not just for Renal patient and diabetis.

Jul. 06, 2014, 8:00 AM - Inappropriate review?

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Ncogneeeedo says:

4

My husband has diabetes and I have CKD so this is a great recipe that I make all the time. We only like zuchinni in cake so I shred it in a food processor and it makes the chili nice and thick! This is pretty yummy for not having beans!

Jun. 28, 2014, 11:29 PM - Inappropriate review?

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abubangura says:

5

Well, I have no comments. However, even though I dont know how to cook, the recipe above sounds like a winner to me

Jun. 20, 2014, 9:34 AM - Inappropriate review?

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HAMPTON263 says:

5

Hi, I made that today. It's great. Love the taste. Thank you for your listening ears

Jun. 17, 2014, 1:15 PM - Inappropriate review?

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Strqatsue says:

1

I would not make this due to the inclusion of so much tomato. Why do you include recipes like this? So frustrating to stay within limits of a kidney friendly diet. Dietitian comment: The potassium prescription for kidney diets varies from 2000 to 4000 mg depending on lab results and frequency of dialysis. You could reduce the tomatoes to 1/2 cup to reduce potassium by 90 mg per serving.

May. 14, 2014, 12:00 PM - Inappropriate review?

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dovey3216 says:

3

New too this site. Isn't the Potassium 517 mg little too high for this. My mother needs watch that. I thought they can't have sauce. Dietitian comment: Most dialysis patients are allowed at least 2,000 mg potassium a day, about 700 mg per meal. You can add a low potassium beverage and crackers or dessert and still stay within this range. Try using DaVita Diet Helper to create a meal around this recipe and save it to track your mother's intake for the day. This will show you how close she's coming to her daily targets.

Apr. 16, 2014, 11:31 AM - Inappropriate review?

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gwatkins says:

5

I've been told that I should avoid tomatoes as CKD3 patient. Yet here are 14 oz. I'd love to try it, but is it OK? Dietitian comment: In stage 3 CKD you should only restrict high potassium foods if you have issues with high potassium levels. Getting adequate potassium may help with BP control and including those foods provides additional nutrients to your diet. Consult with your physician to determine if you require a low potassium diet.

Apr. 11, 2014, 3:18 PM - Inappropriate review?

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TiaEmi8 says:

3

I AM NEW TO THIS SITE. DO YOU HAVE SMALL PORTION RECIPES?SAY 2 PORTION MINIMUM. Dietitian comment: The recipes in DaVita Diet Helper pre-planned meals are for single servings. Go to www.davita.com/diethelper to start using Diet Helper.

Mar. 29, 2014, 9:15 AM - Inappropriate review?

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mferrer0186 says:

5

Can u change the turkey to chicken instead? Not really a turkey person but I want to try this with chicken ?? Dietitian comment: Yes that will work and the nutrients are comparable.

Mar. 18, 2014, 4:03 PM - Inappropriate review?

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jmsldy1 says:

4

New to this and don't understand the designations at bottom of recipes; e.g, 2 meat, 2 veg, etc. Made this last eve and family liked it! Used suggestions from comments for substituting ingredients. Dietitian comment: The Food Choices are used with a meal planning system called The National Renal Diet. You can find this guide at www.eatright.org.

Feb. 05, 2014, 10:21 PM - Inappropriate review?

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lookingup says:

3

I am new to this, but I thought that zucchini was one of the few low potassium veges. It sounds from reading the comments that it's not??? Dietitian comment: 1/2 cup of raw sliced zucchini contains 170 mg potassium, considered low enough for a low [potassium kidney diet. As suggested in the helpful hints, count one serving as 2 vegetable portions since the recipe also contains tomatoes.

Dec. 08, 2013, 6:36 AM - Inappropriate review?

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susitee says:

4

Sure would have liked to know the sodium content in a one cup serving of this. Dietitian comment: 285 mg

Feb. 08, 2013, 1:34 PM - Inappropriate review?

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jbowlit says:

5

Though this is not what I consider chili, it still rates high with me!

Jan. 22, 2013, 9:11 PM - Inappropriate review?

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1150 says:

4

This was very good, except way too spicy.2 tsps.chili power and 1 1/2 tsps cumin? way too much...next time I will use only 1/2 tsp.cumin.

Nov. 02, 2012, 1:01 PM - Inappropriate review?

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Charlene58 says:

4

Very good! I had to eliminate the zucchini due to the potassium levels. I used frozen carrots instead. I also used unsalted tomatoes since my husband is on a strict low-sodium diet.

Oct. 29, 2012, 3:01 PM - Inappropriate review?

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GeorgeHarris says:

2

This was a bust--zucchini does not belong in chili to start with. The same with stewed tomatoes. While I,realize chili powder should be used sparingly, with beef based chili, I,use two tab Espoons per pound of meat. So woul recommend an increase in chili powder, use crushed tomatoes with sauce and eliminate the zucchini.

Apr. 09, 2012, 6:49 PM - Inappropriate review?

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stb4 says:

5

I love this chili so very good. The second time I made it I used red roasted peppers instead of tomatoes

Mar. 25, 2012, 3:02 PM - Inappropriate review?

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zoejones says:

5

With some added curry this was spectacular!

Mar. 05, 2012, 10:11 PM - Inappropriate review?

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slank says:

5

I really enjoyed this recipe. I took it to our chili night at church because I knew the others would be eat up with sodium. I was the only one with no leftovers.

Feb. 28, 2012, 11:21 AM - Inappropriate review?

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agfan02 says:

2

Where are the low potassium recipes? I am constrained to 920 milligrams a day Moderator comment: Our low potassium diet goal is 2000 mg potassium a day, following the NKF/KDOQI clinical practice guidelines for nutrition in chronic kidney disease. We suggest you work with your dietitian for your individualized needs.

Feb. 17, 2012, 1:22 PM - Inappropriate review?

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tara says:

3

As I was observing the recipe, I observed that this recipe best suits a person that lacks potassium.

Feb. 07, 2012, 7:20 PM - Inappropriate review?

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dreamer_ says:

3

too high on potassium for me!

Feb. 02, 2012, 8:02 AM - Inappropriate review?

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magnusalpha says:

3

Yay, a dialysis recipe that has 14 ounces of tomato. I realize not all patients have to deal with potassium & phosphorus, but most do. Aside from the enormous dietary failure, this recipe actually looks like it would taste great.

Jan. 22, 2012, 6:09 PM - Inappropriate review?

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tuffbaby65 says:

5

Ok, I'm going to try this recipe but going to substitute zucchini with red/yellow or red bellpeppers to bring potassium and phosphorus way down. Going to try this tonight. Hopefully my daughter will not yell at me for cooking my dinner. she usally does. Will write more tomorrow to let you know.

Jan. 19, 2012, 1:01 PM - Inappropriate review?

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Rubeng909 says:

5

Eating some leftover chili right now! Made it extra spicy by adding extra cayenne and chili powder, DELISH and very EASY to make!!!

Jan. 16, 2012, 11:07 AM - Inappropriate review?

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gjay5 says:

5

MY PROBLEM CAN'T EAT SALT TOMATOES AND ANYTHING WITH LAW POTASSIUM I BADLY NEED YOUR RECIPES FOR ME IN ORDER TO FULL FILL MY NEEDS OF HUNGER

Jan. 14, 2012, 8:51 AM - Inappropriate review?

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CindyM says:

5

Quick and easy to make with lots of flavor.

Nov. 03, 2010, 5:32 PM - Inappropriate review?

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grandma1 says:

5

Very Good.

May. 29, 2009, 10:11 AM - Inappropriate review?

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