Having trouble getting your daily servings of vegetables? try this three bean chili recipe to add a variety of vegetables to your meal.  We are big fans of chili and have multiple chili recipes on our website and in our most recent cookbook. Chili is a cost effective, budget-friendly meal that is perfect for family meals, leftovers and football parties.


three bean chili

And when making our three bean chili, don’t forget to use our no sodium chili seasoning!

No-Sodium Chili Seasoning

Three Bean Chili

Course: Main Dish, Soups and Stews
Cooking Method: Slow Cooker
Condition: Cancer, Chronic Kidney Disease, Dairy Free, Diabetes, Low Sodium, Nut Free, PCOS, Vegetarian
Servings: 8 servings


  • 1 bell pepper stem and seeds removed, diced
  • 1 onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 28 oz canned tomatoes diced
  • 15.5 oz black beans canned
  • 15.5 oz kidney beans canned
  • 15.5 oz pinto beans canned
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp no sodium chili seasoning
  • 2 cups vegetable broth low sodium


  • Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker. Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours, stirring occasionally. Serve with desired toppings like sour cream, crushed tortilla chips, cheese, cilantro, etc.


Please note: Nutrition facts are an estimate and may contain errors. 


Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 274mg | Potassium: 990mg | Fiber: 15g

If you have not seen our NOURISHED: 10 Ingredients to Happy Healthy Eating cookbook, take a look here. All of our recipes are dietitian-approved meaning that they have all been taste tested by our team, have limited ingredients and take minimal amount of time to prepare and can be easily modified as needed.  In addition to the cookbook section of our book, have sections identifying what kind of eater you are, what is normal eating, organizing your kitchen, meal planning, grocery shopping, meal prep, eating at home, eating outside the home, adopting the non-dietitng mentality, behavior chain analysis, meal planning sheets, grocery store shopping tips and more!

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In addition to this recipe, here are some of our other favorite chili recipes include:


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Whether you are a novice in the kitchen, or a seasoned chef, Dietitian Klara will work with you to help you reach your nutrition goals. Co-author of Nourished: 10 Ingredients to Happy, Healthy Eating, Cooking with Diabetes and Cooking with Food Sensitivities Guide.