Vegetarian Chili Recipe

Vegetarian Chili Recipe-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic
One of my favorite meals to make when the weather cools down is chili! It’s the perfect way to warm up on a really cold day, and there are always leftovers which is an added bonus. It’s also such an easy meal to make, and it doesn’t break the bank either which I love. I’ve been experimenting with different vegetarian chili recipes throughout the years and I’ve finally found the winner! This recipe originally came from Beachbody, but I’ve made some tweaks and changes to it based on our preferences and I absolutely love it. Here’s what you need and how you make it:

Ingredients:

  • 1 (15-oz.) can Black beans
  • 1 (15-oz.) can Kidney beans
  • 1 (4-oz.) can Green chiles
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup frozen carrots
  • 3 cups of vegetable broth
  • 4 oz Tomato paste
  • 1 tsp Chili powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • Optional: shredded cheese and avocado slices to top the chili

Here’s how to make it:

It’s really easy! All I do is put all of these ingredients into a crockpot in the morning before I leave for work. I put it on low heat and let it cook all day for 10 hours, and all the flavors come together so nicely. The plus though is all of the cooking is done when I get home, and I also use a crockpot liner so that I don’t have to do any dishes either which is the best part. This is definitely the perfect weeknight meal and one that I know I’ll be making a lot while on maternity leave! I’ve also made a big batch of chili and I’ve frozen it into individual portion sizes for when baby girl first gets here and we’re a little consumed with newborn life.

Do you have a chili recipe that you love?

Tunic Sweater

Since having Charlotte and while being on maternity leave, I’ve been all about cozy pieces like this tunic sweater. I’ve mostly been living in loungewear when I’m at home, but on the occasion that I’m out and about I’ve been reaching for sweaters! I really love this one from Simply Noelle because of the length, fun hemline, and the button details at the neck. It’s perfect paired with black leggings which I’ve been living in, riding boots, and boot socks for a pop of color. This is another really great outfit to wear if you’re postpartum and looking for something comfortable while still looking put together (and that also hides your mid section)!

Tunic Sweater-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic

c/o Simply Noelle sweater and socks | c/o Blanqi postpartum leggings | Black riding boots (similar)| Rebecca Minkoff bag

Tunic Sweater-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic
Tunic Sweater-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic
Tunic Sweater-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic
Tunic Sweater-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic
Tunic Sweater-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic

Tuesday’s Cravings: Free People

Here is what I’m currently craving this week! This edition of Tuesday’s Cravings features all Free People thermal tops. I’ve had my eye on these tops lately because they look insanely comfortable, and their tops are loose fitting which is the ideal top for me right now. I’m not wanting to wear anything tight while I’m still working on losing the baby weight, so I’ve been reaching for loose fitting tops like these. I really love the Laguna and Rainbow thermals and they are both currently on sale at Nordstrom so I’m thinking that I’ll need to add them to my wardrobe. Which is your favorite, and what are you currently craving?
Tuesday's Cravings: Free People-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic

Top: Skyline Thermal | Laguna Thermal | Blossom Thermal

Bottom: Londontown Thermal (on sale) | Sugar Rush Thermal | Rainbow Thermal (on sale)

Newborn Essentials

Newborn Essentials-@headtotoechic-Head to Toe Chic

Now that we’ve had some time to get adjusted to newborn life, I thought I would share. some of our essentials! I’ve shared some products that we are loving so far including the HALO Bassinest, Aden + Anais goodies, DockATot, Hello Spud, Hatch Baby, and Lalabu shirts, but today I wanted to share some other products that are lifesavers:

Frida Baby

Frida Baby has products to solve all kinds of problems, and to help out when life gets messy. We have the NoseFrida (c/0) to help with a stuffy nose (this has been a lifesaver for us!), and also the MediFrida (c/0) to help make taking medicine easier with it’s pacifier style medicine dispenser. I definitely suggest registering for these products if you’re a mama-to-be, or adding them to your wish list if you’re a new mama like me. They definitely help out a lot!

Freemie

Making sure that we have enough food on hand for Charlotte is important, especially when I go back to work! Freemie Collection Cups (c/0) allow you to pump hands free with your shirt on, which is definitely ideal for the office! You can check on their website to see if their cups are compatible with your pump too.

Convertible Swing

We have a swing that also converts into a seat that Charlotte loves! The seat is perfect for her for nap time downstairs when she’s wrapped in a swaddle, and the swing is great when she is fussy and just wants to move around for a little while. Not to mention it’s so cute with the toys that hang down!

Angel Care Monitor

We have the Angel Care baby monitor which detects movement. There’s a sensor pad that you place under the mattress that alerts you if it doesn’t detect movement after 20 seconds, and it also tells you if the nursery is too hot or too cold too. I really love this monitor for peace of mind as a new Mom!

Sleep Gowns

Late night diaper changes are a new way of life, but one way to make them easier is with sleep gowns! Having Charlotte wear a sleep gown makes it easier to change her diaper in the middle of the night because there’s nothing to have to snap, button, or zip. Not to mention they are so cute too!

What are your newborn essentials?