This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Money Services. All opinions are 100% mine.
The grocery store and I have a love/hate relationship. I love food but hate grocery shopping. LOL
According to the calendar, Fall officially started a few weeks ago. Nashville clearly didn’t get the memo and its been in the 80s & 90s this entire time. But at some point Mother Nature will catch up and that cool crisp air that I so miss and love will be here.
One of my favorite things to make when it gets cooler is chili. Earlier this year I did a 30-Day Vegan Challenge and noticed how much better I felt and even lost some weight! One of the hardest things in the beginning was trying to figure out how to get what I needed without going to a specialty grocery store. Luckily for me my local Kroger has an entire aisle dedicated to just what I needed. As a Kroger Plus Card member, I didn’t realize that in addition to the everyday savings on my favorite grocery items, the program includes benefits from the money services area. This works great for me because I can do my shopping and take care of money matters at the same time.
Chili is one of my favorite comfort foods and its super easy to make. I typically have most of the ingredients in my pantry and just need fresh vegetables.
- 1/2 medium yellow onion, chopped
- 1/2 large green bell pepper, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth, divided
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 2 (15-ounce) cans added kidney beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 (15-ounce) can added diced tomatoes
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
- Sliced fresh jalapeño peppers (optional)
Heat a large saucepot over medium-high heat until hot. Add onion, bell pepper and garlic and cook, stirring frequently, about 3 minutes or until beginning to brown and stick to the pan. Stir in 1/2 cup broth and cook 3 to 4 minutes longer or until vegetables are tender and most liquid has evaporated. Stir in chili powder and cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add remaining broth, beans and tomatoes and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, partially covered, about 30 minutes or until vegetables and beans are tender and sauce is thickened. Stir in black pepper. Serve with cilantro and jalapeños, if using.
I recently switched internet providers and figured I might as well pay my last bill to the previous company while I was shopping for my chili ingredients. Money Services is super convenient and can help you save up to .50 cents when you need to cash check & debit cards, pay your bills or buy money orders!
You can also Sign Up for a Card before you start doing your shopping if you don’t have one. Not only will you be able to save money when you use your card, you will also be privy to some of these cool features:
- Download digital coupons
- Build your shopping list
- Manage prescriptions online
- View your weekly ad
- Support nonprofit organizations each time you shop and use your Shopper’s Card
- Track fuel points
- Save with email-only offers
To make your shopping experience even better, Kroger is also having a giveaway for a $50 gift card to use in-store. That could go toward groceries or even gas! For a chance to win visit Kroger Giftcard Giveaway.