Weight Watchers Green Bean Chili – A Zero Point Recipe

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Zero Point Green Bean Chili is a tasty Weight Watchers recipe that will satisfy adults and children alike. This healthy soup recipe comes together quickly for a easy weeknight meal.

Zero Point Green Bean Chili is a tasty Weight Watchers recipe that will satisfy adults and children alike. This healthy recipe comes together quickly for a easy weeknight meal.

Weight Watcher Soup Recipe

Lately, we’ve been on a health kick.  We are always looking for diet-friendly, Weight Watcher recipes, and we are big fans of the new Freestyle program.  This version of chili checks the box for Freestyle, Zero-points because it uses ground turkey instead of ground beef. Just be sure to get the 99% fat free version (or try it with ground chicken).

We are also huge soup fans at These Old Cookbooks, including all types of chili (try our Crock Pot Chicken Chili).

Soup tends to come together quickly after a busy day at work for a fast meal.  Another thing we love is that soup recipes are very forgiving.  If you don’t have every single ingredient, it is quite simple to swap something you do have.  Or, you can use up all those odds and ends in the refrigerator by adding it to whatever soup is simmering on the stove.

This green bean chili is full of vegetables and flavor.

Kid-Friendly Soup Recipe

The best thing about Green Bean Chili is that my three young children absolutely love it. My kids love canned green beans and ground meat, and all three eat their entire bowl with no complaints.

Canned green beans are an easy substitution for kidney or chili beans when making chili so this recipe is perfect for kids (or adults) who aren’t fans of those traditional chili ingredients.

Sometimes chili can be too spicy for children; in that case, start with less chili powder and add to your family’s tastes.

This green bean chili is full of vegetables and flavor.

What can I substitute for kidney beans in chili?

Simply swap in a can of cut, green beans for kidney or chili beans for a whole new (kid-friendly) recipe.

What are some good things to add to chili?

The great thing about chili is that you can totally modify it to your preferences. Here’s some fun additions for your next batch of chili:

  • Drained, canned corn (or Mexi-corn)
  • Cumin
  • Taco seasoning
  • Vinegar or Lime Juice (right before serving to brighten up the flavor)
  • Canned, diced tomatoes
  • Beer
  • Chocolate or cocoa powder
  • Diced vegetables (carrots, peppers or zucchini)
  • Cornmeal (to thicken)
  • Jalapenos
  • Coffee or instant expresso powder
  • Peanut butter (it’s a thing, for real)
  • Liquid smoke
  • Sugar, honey or molasses

This green bean chili is full of vegetables and flavor.

Notes about Weight Watcher Green Bean Chili Recipe:

  • In order to qualify as a zero-point recipe with Weight Watchers, be sure to use ground turkey that is 99% fat free.
  • The recipe calls for salt and black pepper in two spots. First, be sure to season up the ground turkey well as it cooks with the onions. Second, add additional salt and pepper when you add the rest of the ingredients to season the soup as a whole.
  • This weight watchers soup recipe works best with cut green beans from a can; however, if all you have is the French-style green beans, you can use those as well.
  • This weight watchers green bean soup recipe could really be a stew or a soup. If you prefer a thicker stew consistency, drain the green beans before adding to the saucepan. If you like a soupier consistency, do not drain the green beans. Also, you could add a couple cups of water to the mixture to thin it out.
  • You can control the spice level of this recipe by adjusting the amount of chili powder.  If you prefer just a little spice, start with 1 tablespoon or if you like it spicy, add 2 or more tablespoons.
  • If you don’t have stewed tomatoes, you could use canned diced tomatoes instead.
  • Feel free to swap 2 small cans of tomato sauce for the larger 15 ounce can that the recipe calls for.

This green bean chili is full of vegetables and flavor.

How to Make Zero-Points Weight Watcher Chili with Green Beans:

The full recipe for weight watchers green bean soup can be found below.

  1. Brown ground turkey and diced onions. Season meat mixture with salt and black pepper.
  2. Add undrained can of stewed tomatoes, tomato sauce and undrained green beans.
  3. Season with chili powder, garlic powder, salt and black pepper.
  4. Simmer over medium heat for 30 minutes.

This green bean chili is full of vegetables and flavor.

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Zero Point Weight Watchers Green Bean Chili

Zero Point Green Bean Chili is a tasty Weight Watchers recipe that will satisfy adults and children alike. This diet-friendly recipe comes together quickly for a easy weeknight meal. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: weight watchers green bean chili, weight watchers green bean soup, weight watchers soup recipe
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 202kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ground turkey, 99% fat free
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 15 ounces stewed tomatoes, undrained
  • 15 ounces tomato sauce
  • 29 ounces canned cut green beans, undrained
  • 1-2 Tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

  • In a large skillet or saucepan, brown ground turkey and diced onions. Break into chunks as it cooks. Season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper.
    This green bean chili is full of vegetables and flavor.
  • Add undrained stewed tomatoes. Break up the tomatoes into smaller pieces if desired.
    This green bean chili is full of vegetables and flavor.
  • Add tomato sauce, undrained green beans, chili powder, garlic salt, and additional 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper. 
    This green bean chili is full of vegetables and flavor.
  • Cook at medium heat, stirring occasionally for approximately 30 minutes.  If a soupier consistency is desired, add water to thin. 
    This green bean chili is full of vegetables and flavor.

Notes

  • In order to qualify as a zero-point recipe with Weight Watchers, be sure to use ground turkey that is 99% fat free.
  • The recipe calls for salt and black pepper in two spots. First off, be sure to season up the ground turkey well as it cooks with the onions. Secondly, add additional salt and pepper when you add the rest of the ingredients to season the soup as a whole.
  • This recipe works best with cut green beans from a can; however, if all you have is the French-style green beans, you can use those as well.
  • This recipe could really be a stew or a soup.  If you prefer a thicker stew consistency, drain the green beans before adding to the saucepan.  If you like a soupier consistency, do not drain the green beans. Also, you could add a couple cups of water to the mixture to thin it out.
  • You can control the spice level of this recipe by adjusting the amount of chili powder.  If you prefer just a little spice, start with 1 tablespoon or if you like it spicy, add 2 or more tablespoons.
  • If you don't have stewed tomatoes, you could use canned diced tomatoes instead.
  • Feel free to swap 2 small cans of tomato sauce for the larger 15 ounce can that the recipe calls for.
  • Try more of our favorite diet friendly soups including Low Carb Tuscan Soup and Low Calorie Cabbage Soup.

Nutrition

Calories: 202kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 999mg | Potassium: 883mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 1825IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 107mg | Iron: 4mg

This green bean chili is full of vegetables and flavor.

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