Slow Cooker Crock Pot Stew

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Healthy dinner recipes like this Slow Cooker Crock Pot Stew recipe are a must-have on the list when it comes to preparing family meals. If you like the flavours of a classic, delicious beef stew infused with tomatoes and veggies, this is a great beef stew recipe you have to make. This stew yields a super delicious taste with a kick of different flavours that come from the cooked veggies and spices that simmer together in the crock pot all day. Quick dinner recipes with healthy ingredients in them is a right way of ensuring that everyone in the family is getting the best on their dinner plate. Another reason why this is a great beef stew recipe is that it is homemade from scratch and is free from the unwanted preservatives that are present in the canned ones from a store. To make a vegan version of this recipe, you can use just the veggies and maybe throw some vegan sausages in it. It’s perfectly silky in consistency and ideal to be eaten on its own or served on a bed of fluffed rice.

To make the flavors even better you can add other ingredients of your choice like cilantro, parsley, basil or any Italian herbs of choice or even turmeric adds a hint of health factor to this recipe. For other healthier options for adding meat, you can add a choice of lean meat like chunks of turkey or chicken breast in the place of regular beef chunks. For additional nutrition, add veggies like diced bell peppers, mushrooms, celery, butternut or acorn squash that will also add a natural thickness to the stew. Adding greens leafy vegetables like kale, spinach, or even arugula that are rich in B vitamins are also healthy in a stew. The best part about healthy dinner recipes is that you can always prepare them the way you want by adding more healthy ingredients. Plus, it is the best way to sneak in all the healthy goodness that kids can’t say no. Make this recipe protein-rich and wholesome by adding beans or lentils of your choice. Always read the food labels when buying canned foods.

Potatoes are naturally fat-free, gluten-free and cholesterol free which makes them an excellent source of carbohydrates. Potatoes are rich in potassium, iron and vitamin c which are the most vital nutrients our body needs. A serving size of six small potatoes has about just as few as 120 calories only which makes it an ideal meal option. Because of their nutritional benefits, it is a great idea to include potatoes in your diet more often. Working with meat is a bit tricky especially when it comes to hygiene. That is why it's important to practice safe methods of handling meat so that you can prevent the consequences of cross-contamination. By handling meat the safe way, you can avoid about 80 percent of food-borne illnesses. The most efficient way to keep bacteria out of your kitchen and its surroundings is by cleaning your hands through proper means before and after handling food, especially meat.

Thank you to Karly at the Buns In My Oven recipe blog for sharing this Slow Cooker Crock Pot Stew recipe with us. You can visit the food blog Buns In My Oven to get more ideas on quick dinner recipes along with other healthy dinner recipes. If you're someone that heavily relies on crockpot recipes, then this is a great beef stew recipe for you to eat throughout the winter season. Everyone in the family is going to love slurping some stew. Make some today!

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