To boost vegetables, add 2 cups chopped, mixed red and green peppers and 1 cup chopped, fresh or frozen carrots in final ten minutes of cooking time.
To give a Mediterranean twist, top each serving with 1 tablespoon unsalted cashews.
To cut saturated fat, prepare with 1 pound extra lean ground beef, bison, turkey, or go Vegetarian.
To cut sodium, prepare with no salt added canned diced tomatoes or diced fresh tomatoes or, and prepare with low sodium broth. To cut sodium further, substitute water for half of the broth.