The Fall weather has moved in, the leaves are changing colors and I am craving soup and chili. Now my husband it not a huge fan of soups, but my kids love ’em and chili is one of our FAVORITE go-to foods during the colder months. (Don’t ask me why the hubs likes chili, but not soup-IDK!) I’ve missed eating my mom’s recipe for chili and I am bound and determined to find a chili that meets those standards AND follows SCD so I can eat chili with the rest of my family. I’ve gathered some yummy options and there a few tweaks to make them SCD legal, but I think they are all winners! Enjoy!
1. Chicken Tortilla-less Soup by Key Ingredient
This soup has a lot of flavor! I love that the base is homemade Chicken broth, a staple in our house. For this recipe, I would recommend making your own taco seasoning to make sure it is SCD legal. HERE is a great recipe for taco seasoning.
2. Heart Salmon Chowder by Healing Family Eats
I remember the first time I had clam chowder in San Fransisco – it was amazing! Of course it was in one of those gi-normous bread bowls. Though the bread bowls are in the past, the chowder is very much a possibility. This is a Salmon chowder of course, but frankly, I prefer salmon to clams anyway. This recipe has celeriac, which is also called celery root. It is SCD legal, but Elaine says to take it slow with this very fibrous vegetable. The creaminess of the soup comes with the combination of chicken broth and coconut milk.
3. Slow Cooker Chicken Spinach Soup by Jenn’s Farm Table
Isn’t this a beautiful soup? And of course the best part is you throw it all together and it will be waiting for you when you get home. The recipe calls for the spice ‘herbs de provence’. I would highly recommend making your own using THIS recipe, but leaving out the fennel seed. This is what Elaine has to say about fennel: “It is very fibrous and only those who are practically without symptoms should eat all that fiber.” Remember to add the spinach AFTER it’s all done cooking and the the chicken is shredded. No one likes soggy, wilted spinach!
4. AIP Instant Pot Chili by Unbound Wellness
What a GORGEOUS chili, right? If you are wondering what AIP stands for, AIP is the auto-immune protocol for the Paleo diet. The only change you need to make to this beauty so it’s SCD legal is to switch the sweet potato with butternut squash. BTW, the beet is what makes this beautiful color. Enjoy!
5. No Bean Turkey and Sweet Potato Chili by Skinny Taste
Similar to the recipe above, a simple switcheroo of butternut for sweet potato will make this no-bean chili perfect for your whole family. Canned tomatoes are not allowed on the SCD because packaged foods from the United States don’t have to list an ingredient if it comprises less than 5% of the product. More than likely there are additives in there you don’t know about. To replace the Rotel tomatoes, use THIS recipe or even THIS one and have ‘canned’ tomatoes all winter long!
The Best Healthy Turkey Chili by Ambitious Kitchen
To make this delicious recipe SCD legal, we’ll leave out the corn, no biggie. For the tomatoes, just dice your own. Make sure you follow the guidelines for prepping the beans HERE or leave them out altogether. Final note: If you have family members with sensitive taste buds, you might want to consider lowering the chili powder and maybe leaving out the cayenne. I’m making it for dinner tonight! I’ll let you know how it goes.
I hope this post has this inspired you to start making soup or chili. One great thing about soup and chili is that it always tastes better the next day. They are also super easy to freeze so make a double batch and have a meal ready to go for next week! What soup and chili are you eating in the winter months? Share your recipe in the comments.