Turkey Vegetable Chili


Serving Size:
3/4 cup

    Diet Types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis
  • Lower Protein


  • 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 


  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. Crush and break up tomatoes with spoon or fork.
  6. Simmer covered for approximately 1/2 hour.

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.

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

Added Sugar 2 g

Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices

  • 2 meat
  • 2 vegetables, medium potassium

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