mbg organic vegetables +: Since most chili recipes focus more on beans than vegetables, adding mbg organic vegetables + is an easy way to add an extra serving of vegetables to a meal. The green powder contains cruciferous fiber, including cabbage, broccoli, and kale. as well as omega-3 fatty acids from hard-to-find sea vegetables. "Adding mbg's veggies + takes chili to the next level with a boost of sea vegetables, phytonutrients, and antioxidants," says Feller. "The taste goes well with sweet and savory, so it goes well with any chilli you make."
Jess Cording, M.S., R.D., CDN, told mbg, "I love that it has organic vegetables + ginger and turmeric for that extra antioxidant boost. *"
Variety of spices: Spicy spices, including chili powder and cayenne pepper, have been shown to increase thermogenesis (also known as body temperature), which can be helpful in weight management. Another common spice found in chilli, cumin has been shown to aid digestion and overall gut health.
Olive oil: While olive oil is generally added to chilli in small doses (mainly for frying the onions and peppers), the healthy fat is still beneficial. According to one study, just over half a tablespoon is enough to get the heart-healthy benefits of olive oil.
Onions: Onions are full of antioxidants, including vitamins C and B. They are also a good source of prebiotic fiber, which enables probiotics to survive in the gut microbiome. "There's almost nothing that onions can't do," GP Cate Shanahan, M.D., told mindbodygreen on a podcast episode.
Peppers and Tomatoes: Both peppers and tomatoes are rich in vitamin C, vitamin K, and the well-known antioxidant lycopene, says Maya Feller, M.S., R.D., CDN.