Crockpot Turkey Lentil Chili + 4th Recap

Good morning!!!!

How was yesterday?? I really love reflecting on all those who serve & sacrifice for our country. <3

I know I also, for sure, enjoyed a day off mid week. I could get used to that! 😉

4th Recap

I slept for 11.5 hours (YES!!), did a sweaty workout at home, read, ate lunch outside, chilled with the hubster, and had a nice BBQ party with the in-law family.

{wearing my red, white, and blue!}

{My 4th of July dinner plate.}

{And my post dinner treat. This stuff is SOOOO good.}

Crockpot Turkey Lentil Chili

The other day I made this incredible dinner out of nowhere. And since it’s way took hot too cook, the husband, I am sure, was glad I made anything.

Not gonna lie, I kind of surprised myself too! 😉

This stuff was awesome. New recipe, baby!


  • 1 package lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 Tb cumin
  • 2 Tb cilantro
  • 2 Tb garlic
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 cup lentils (dry)
  • toppings : Greek yogurt, cilantro, lime juice, lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, etc.


  • Combine the first 6 ingredients in a crock pot. Turn it on to cook for 6 hours (on high).
  • 1 hour before it’s done, cook the lentils as directed.
  • 1/2 hour before dinner, add in the sliced bell pepper. (We don’t like our veggies mushy!)
  • Put the cooked lentils in a bowl, top it with the chili, and add toppings.
  • Enjoy!

Hello, EASY! (And hello first time making lentils by myself. I love ’em, why have I not made them before?!)

You will be enjoyed again, mr. crockpot turkey lentil chili. 😉

If you like easy, delicious, healthy, Mexican, this is FOR you. By the way, the husband loved it because it is hearty, yet doesn’t taste too healthy, if ya know what I mean. 😉

Thankful Thursday

  1. I am thankful for good watermelon. After a horrible experience with bad watermelon yesterday, I now will forever appreciate the good ones!!
  2. I am super thankful for chocolate chips. Sometimes they just fix the ‘chocolate’ craving so easily.
  3. I am thankful for the power of thinking positively. It was amazing to recognize that blessing through some really hard moments yesterday.

Well, with that, I am off to hit up the gym and then head to work.

Have a lovely Thursday, my friends!

What meal have YOU made recently that made you go, “WOW, I know how to cook!”?? How often do YOU cook with lentils?? How was YOUR 4th of July??

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  1. I love lentil based chili! What kinda sandwich is that?

  2. This looks SO good!! I just made lentils for the first time a couple months ago (in jambalaya) so I’m all about using them… especially in the crockpot!! Yesterday I made this cookie cheesecake thing that was out of this world!!

  3. I’m glad you had a nice, relaxing fourth! Haha I don’t think I’ve ever though “wow I can cook!” haha

  4. Today I am thankful for support and second chances.

  5. I’m drooling over the grilled cheese sandwich (I think it is?) .. mmm
    Glad you had a good 4th.

  6. Haha the only moments I have “Wow I know how to cook” realizations are when I’m following someone elses recipe! 😀

  7. Funny you posted about lentils because I was just watching someone of the Food Network that cooked with that. I have never made them but was curious because I hear they are very healthy for you. Saving this recipe for my first lentil tasting!

  8. I LOVE your thankful thursdays! You’re wonderful 😀 I always do meat pieces (ie chx breasts) in the crockpot but NEVER have done ground meat .. I cannot wait to try!!

  9. I need to try that zevia stuff? Does it have a weird aftertaste?

  10. LOOKS so delish! Can’t wait to try this! Thanks for the recipe!



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