We know that embarking on this SHAPE Program journey can seem daunting, especially when it comes to cooking. This is why we have compiled hundreds of  recipes right here on the SHAPE website.

Any recipe that has a photo and this seal has been tested by a professional chef and is a SHAPE-Certified recipe.

We wanted to feature one of our most popular SHAPE-Certified recipes: Linda’s SHAPE Chili. Linda is SHAPE’s co-founder and Director of Financial Operations. She posted this recipe to our website several years ago and it has been a SHAPE Warrior favorite ever since. 

This family-friendly chili will warm you up on a chilly day (no pun intended). 

It uses ground beef (you can use ground chicken or turkey), lots of vegetables including yummy fire-roasted tomatoes (you can use any canned tomatoes, but fire-roasted add wonderful flavor), and classic chili spices. One serving is 4 oz. of protein and 2 cups of vegetables, making it an easy, one-dish meal.

Linda recommends preparing this recipe in large batches since it freezes so well. It’s always nice to have a quick, ready-to-go meal on busy days!