Slow Cooker Beef and Sweet Potato Stew

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This slow cooker beef and sweet potato stew are great for any night of the week. Just throw in all the ingredients before you leave in the morning and dinner will be ready when you walk in the door. This is one of the best family slow cooker recipes as it's full of healthy vegetables and tender beef as the protein. This is a great recipe for rainy days or when the weather is a bit cooler, as it's the ultimate comfort food meal, warm and flavorful. This savory and delicious stew are filled with all sorts of colorful vegetables and seasonings you will love. This healthy slow cooker recipe is low calorie, clean eating, gluten free and dairy free option for dinner and the leftovers are just as good the next day. The best part about this healthy slow cooker recipe is that it's so easy to make, it is sure to be one of your favorite go-to recipes for dinner.

When choosing the beef that you will add to this healthy slow cooker recipe, you might consider using grass fed beef or organic beef to make this dinner recipe even more healthy. You might wonder what all the fuss about grass fed beef is, and wonder why more and more people prefer this type of beef. When it comes time for cows to be moved to feedlots, there are some that will go to conventionally raised lots where they are often given drugs and hormones to help them grow faster, along with antibiotics to survive the unsanitary living conditions until they are ready to be used for meat. To compare those cows with grass-fed cows, who may get to live on grassland for the remainder of their lives. So generally speaking, grass-fed cows eat mostly grass, while grain-fed cows eat mostly corn and soy (which is unnatural to them) during the latter part of their lives. So while most young cows start out on pasture, drinking milk and eating grass. It is, however, the conventionally raised cows that are later moved to feedlots and fed grain-based feeds, while grass-fed cows may continue to live on grassland. What a cow eats can have an effect on the nutrient composition and nutritional value of the beef, which is evident when it comes to the fatty acid composition found in grass fed beef. Grass-fed beef usually contains less overall fat than grain-fed beef, which means that gram for gram, grass-fed beef contains fewer calories making it a healthier option.

Sweet potatoes are only distantly related to the potato. The sweet potato does not belong to the nightshade family, which makes them a better option for people trying to stay away from nightshade vegetables. Raw sweet potatoes are rich in dietary fiber, complex carbohydrates, and beta carotene, while having moderate amounts of other micronutrients, to include vitamin B5, vitamin B6, and manganese. When sweet potatoes are cooked by baking, only small changes in the micronutrient amount occurs to include a higher content of vitamin C at 24 percent of the daily value per 100 g serving. Sweet potatoes are considered a superfood as they are so high in nutritional value, so they are food you want to get into a routine of eating. Thank you to Teresa for sharing this healthy slow cooker recipe idea for slow cooker beef and sweet potato stew on the "Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen" site. You will find all sorts of recipes on this site from appetizers, bread recipes, healthy eating, desserts, chicken recipes, casserole, slow cooker recipes for families, and so much more. **

Nutrition Facts for:Slow Cooker Beef and Sweet Potato Stew from Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen
Ingredients:Stew beef, carrots, leeks, celery, green onions, sweet potatoes, orange bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, red bell pepper, zucchini, yellow squash, green beans, roma tomatoes, garlic cloves, vegetable or beef broth, parsley, marjoram, thyme, rosemary, salt, pancake mix.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet.* The entire recipe has been calculated for 10 servings.* Per Serving:Calories 108, Calories from Fat 11, Total Fat 1.2g 2%, Saturated Fat 0.3g 1%, Cholesterol 1mg 0%, Sodium 403mg 17% ,Potassium 699mg 20%, Carbohydrates 20.6g 7%, Dietary Fiber 3.8g 15%, Sugars 5.9g, Protein 5.0g, Vitamin A 125% , Vitamin C 51%, Calcium 7%, Iron 9%

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