PER SERVING (one 9.5-oz. container): 150 calories, 1g fat, 650mg sodium, 25g carbs, 12g fiber, 6g sugars, 20g protein -- POINTS® value 2*
When it comes to store-bought chili, Boca is the best. You get a giant bowl of perfectly seasoned chili with meat-like soy crumbles... and did you see those stats?! These things are stocked in the freezer aisle, and they're a staple at the HG HQ. If your local grocery store doesn't carry them, INSIST that they start!!! (Really, the squeaky wheel gets the oil -- or in this case, the CHILI!)
PER SERVING (1 cup without crackers): 140 calories, 7g fat, 620mg sodium, 12g carbs, 4g fiber, 4g sugars, 9g protein -- POINTS® value 3*
When the peeps at Quiznos made their nutritionals public last year, we were happy to learn that their hearty chili -- which is chock full of ground beef, red kidney beans, bell peppers, celery, tomatoes, and seasonings -- is pretty darn guilt-free, especially for restaurant chili! Just don't slip up and order the Chili Bread Bowl -- that thing's covered in melted cheese and contains 760 calories and 22g fat (POINTS® value 16*). Stick with the cup.
PER SERVING (1 small order): 190 calories, 6g fat, 830mg sodium, 19g carbs, 5g fiber, 6g sugars, 14g protein -- POINTS® value 4*
Woohoo, another on-the-go option! We've always considered this chili to be a great fast-food find. And this yummy stuff has actually gone down in calories over the years -- so if you haven't checked the stats in a while, you should be pleasantly surprised! BTW, feel free to splurge and add that Hot Chili seasoning packet -- it only has 5 calories!
PER SERVING (1 cup): 200 calories, 2g fat, 680mg sodium, 31g carbs, 15g fiber, 3g sugars, 13g protein -- POINTS® value 3*
It's no secret we loooooove Amy's. But some of the company's chilis are a bit high in fat. Not the Black Bean, though. It's low in fat and soooooo good! Super-thick and full of flavor, there's always room in our snack closet for this canned deliciousness. And yes, we really have a snack CLOSET.
Your soup spoon isn't safe...
Stagg Classic Chili with Beans
1 cup = 330 calories and 17g fat! (POINTS® value 7*)
You might have thought all canned chilis are pretty much the same, but this one could win an award for the fattiest, most highly caloric chili ever to be packaged and sold. Luckily, there is no such award (that we know of!). But be extra careful in the canned foods aisle... this sucker's lurking there.
Bob Evans Sausage Chili
1 bowl = 376 calories and 24g fat! (POINTS® value 9*)
If you've ever convinced yourself "soup and salad" is your best bet at a restaurant, consider these stats. A bowl of this stuff has around 30% more calories and 11 grams MORE fat than an actual Chili Dog from Wienerschnitzel! Sausage + chili = insanity.
Steak 'n Shake Chili Mac Supreme
1 order = 1,124 calories and 62g fat! (POINTS® value 27*)
What do you get when you top a huge plate of spaghetti with a mountain of chili and two types of cheese? If you're at Steak 'n Shake, you get 1,124 calories' worth of fatty ridiculousness! Skip it.
Dan Good Chili - Two types of beans, EIGHT veggies (including sweet corn and portabello mushrooms!), the perfect amount of spice... and it's totally guilt-free (of course)! A cup contains 120 calories, 1g fat, 26g carbs, 6g fiber, and 6g protein (POINTS® value 2*). Grab your HG cookbook and open it up to page 122. Don't have the book!? Run, don't walk, to your nearest book store to get your copy, or just click here to order online. Then make this chili immediately!!!
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