TODAY | October 21, 2013
>>> back now with dishes too good to be healthy. we asked you to send us your chili recipes. we have the finalists here to compete for the prize.
>> they are here and leading us through the tasting today is joy bauer. good morning everybody. great to have you here.
>> you're in for a big treat. this is the most delicious segment of the morning and it's low calorie so there's no guilty whatsoever.
>> chili is perfect.
>> tell me what makes it so healthy.
>> it's green chili . it has a lot of peppers, jalapenos and to make it healthy i don't put the cheese and sour cream on top. instead, green onions and avocados.
>> you're going to decide who gets crowned the winner.
>> you put chicken on top.
>> a regular chili clocks in at 1,000 calories. this one for a bowl, 300 calories, 7 grams of fiber and 28 grams of protein.
>> 28 grams of protein.
>> all right. we'll cleanse the palate so we can move on.
>> wow, that's great.
>> well done.
>> thank you.
>> over here to christine 's recipe.
>> christine has a thai chili recipe.
>> i took one of my favorite low fat address piece and added peanut sauce to it.
>> there's everything thai inspired. it's delicious. he made it because she wanted to start cooking healthy for her new granddaughter just under a year and her bowl, 350 calories. 9 grams of fiber and 27 grams of protein.
>> how many iterations of this did you have to come up with.
>> only a couple of times.
>> i love it.
>> wow, what a show off.
>> i like the idea of the peanut butter in there.
>> that's terrific.
>> yeah, it's really delicious.
>> a bit of a kick at the end too.
>> we have now a vegetarian. this is called lean and mean chili and abigail conquered this because she is a vegetarian and she is allergic to gluten so this is cool. she adds it.
>> we saw the commercial.
>> is it really?
>> it's a budweiser commercial.
>> it's definitely the most mispronounced food and also two different types of beans. red kidney beans and i love also that she adds a secret ingredient . it's unsweetened coco powder which delivers antioxidants that help to lower your blood pressure.
>> does your family love this too?
>> yes, they do.
>> are they vegetarian too?
>> no, i'm the only one.
>> any hardcore meat eater would eat this happy with a smile on their face.
>> and you put greek yogurt on top.
>> 305 calories.
>> 13 grams of fiber. could imagine in this bowl 13 grams of fiber.
>> and 20 grams of protein.
>> you know?
>> you're going to decide.
>> i'm going to decide.
>> you go ahead.
>> i have to go with christine 's thai turkey chili.
>> all amazing.
>> all the recipes are on today.com.
>> free quinoa for everybody.
>> thank you ladies. we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc. let's go