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Colorado's Best Kids – Young Chef Dines with President Obama and First Lady

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12-year-old Rain Adams just spent some quality time at the white house, dining with the president and first lady.   Rain answered Michelle Obama's "Lunchtime Challenge" with her tasty, healthy turkey chili recipe and won an invitation to the Kids' State Dinner.  As one of Colorado's Best Kids, Rain came back home and started her own Youtube Channel, called "Fresh as Rain", a cooking show for kids.  Here's her amazing turkey chili recipe:

Makes approx. twelve 1-cup servings

1 pound 93% lean ground turkey
1 medium red bell pepper
1 small zucchini
1 white onion
1 cup carrots
3 kale leaves with stems removed
2 14.5 oz. cans of fire roasted diced tomatoes in
1 15 oz. can of dark red kidney beans
drained and
1 15 oz. can of pinto beans
drained and rinse
4 cups chicken stock
1 cup old
fashioned oats
¼ cup chili powder
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tea
spoon onion powder
1 teaspoon cumin
2 teaspoons dried oregano
½ teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1. Brown turkey in a non
stick skillet and set aside.
2. Using a food processer, chop pepper, zucchini,
onion, carrots and kale. Add to a large stock pot and
t to medium heat. When vegetables start to sizzle,
cover with a lid and sweat for 10 minutes. Do not
remove lid during this time.
3. When vegetables are tender, remove lid and add
chicken stock, ground turkey and all remaining
4. Simmer on low
heat for 30
45 minutes.
5. Enjoy your delicious chili!
The secret to this thick, delicious chili is the oats!
The oats add whole grain fiber and work to thicken the chili.
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