When it’s better to stay in than to endure the chilly weather outside, try warming up with a bowl of vegan chili. You can make a “meaty” dish, without the meat, by using seitan, mushrooms, and beans! There are so many beans to choose from to add to any of the chili recipes below: pinto, black, kidney, to name a few.
Vegan chilis are healthier than meat-laden chilis because they do not contain cholesterol, are lower in calories and fat, and are generally healthier for you. Beans make the dish hearty and gives you a boost of plant-based protein, while other vegetables thrown in help provide fiber to keep you fuller, longer. Chilis also make great comfort food when you are feeling down, ill, or need some warmth. Enjoy these hearty chilis by the fireside and curl up with a blanket and a good book.