Good news. Fundamentally, chili is a very healthy meal. It's loaded with protein and fiber, and with a few good choices when it comes to ingredients, it can also be a source of hearty-healthy fats.
We got a few tips from Mayo Clinic Dietitian Ivonne Cottrell about how a conscious cook handles this favorite cold-weather comfort food. Here's the main thing to keep in mind: Rather than skip the things that make chili so delicious, just watch your serving size and try a few of these tricks.
Bon Appetit, by Emily Fleischaker, 1/28/2010