Sunday, September 26, 2010

Healthy Fall/Winter Stew *Lauren Perry*

I am on a SUPER strict diet right now to lose weight. I have been doing a lot of research on recipes and healthy eating habits. I made up this stew and it was just so delicious, Brian flipped over it. We served it with garlic Melba toast and cooked cinnamon apples, a total fall dish :) Anytime I make or come across a healthy recipe that is yummy, I will post it as well.

Brian is on the diet too, so this recipe is 2 servings. You are more than welcome to double the recipe if you have company or if you want to freeze half of it for another day.


200 grams of extra lean stew meat
1 1/2 cups of low sodium broth (I used organic vegetable- it only has 2 grams of sugar per 1 cup of broth)
2 TBS red wine vinegar
2 stocks of celery chopped
1/3 of a white onion chopped
1/2 of a regular sized tomato chopped
2 cloves of garlic chopped
small handful of parsley chopped
garlic powder (a few shakes)
ground cumin (a few shakes)
chili powder (a few shakes)
onion powder (a few shakes)
fresh ground pepper
sea salt (I grind this)

Extra add-ins (I am limited to my veggie add in's right now, but extra add in's that are Weight Watcher approved are- 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms, 1/2 cup frozen corn and 1/2 cup diced carrots)

saute garlic, meat, and veggies in vinegar
add broth and bring to boil- then reduce to simmer
add seasons to taste and let simmer for 30 minutes
if it needs more liquid or is a little too spicy, add 1/2 a cup of water

This is high protein, very very low carb, low sodium (because of the sea salt), the seasons added have no sugar, and its high in vegetables.

Garlic Melba toast is yummy, high in fiber and grains and low in carbs/fat

For the apples you dice 2 apples, add to a bowl and throw in some lemon juice, a few shakes cinnamon, and like 6 stevia drops (these are sugar free sweetener drops that you get at a health food store) and then you saute them and serve them warm. You can serve the apples with a non-fat vanilla yogurt or a homemade granola or just eat them plain like I do.

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