Warm Up With Our Best Healthy Chili Recipes

The perfect chili is the recipe that everyone can eat and enjoy. Here are some tasty recipes that appeal to a wide range of dietary restrictions.


It's Chili by George

Make sure your garnishes and toppings are also gluten-free. In this case, maybe some gluten-free corn chips instead of the crackers pictured below.

It's Chili by George!!
Photo by Holiday Baker.


Grandma's Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chili

Finding a gluten-free chili is relatively easy. (No thickening with flour!) Tracking down a gluten-free chili that's also vegan is a little trickier. This one gets the job done with beans -- baked beans, garbanzo beans, kidney beans, and a black bean soup -- combined with veggies and spices.


Paleo Chili

This one's paleo-friendly, so it doesn't shy away from the meat. It features ground bison and pork sausage. Coconut oil handles sautéing duties.

Paleo Chili
Photo by Molly.

No Beef/No Tomato

Cha Cha's White Chicken Chili

Here's one for people who don't eat red meat. The plan calls for tan! It's a white chili with cooked chicken breasts, white beans, and Monterey Jack -- and maybe a little sour cream on top. It's ready in just 30 minutes.

Cha Cha's White Chicken Chili
Photo by MesaMa.

No Beans

Tori's Beanless Recipe

Being from Texas doesn't really count as a dietary restriction. But don't try serving a Texan a bowl of chili with beans. This one is 100-percent Texan-friendly.

Tori's Beanless Chili
Photo by Nicolette.


Making chili dairy-free is really about cutting out the cheese and sour cream garnishes.

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