Healthy Beef Stew

This hearty and healthy beef stew is slow cooked and loaded with fresh vegetables, tender stew meat, and kale that adds a whole bunch of nourishing vitamins and minerals to this low fat remake of a classic dish.

This low calorie beef stew is the perfect dish to meal prep for a low-fat and filling lunch or dinner on a chilly day.

Beef Stew is one of dishes that brings back so many nostalgic memories, am I right?

I always remember have beef stew as a kid when the seasons began to change and it started getting chillier out.

It was always so comforting and cozy.

This healthy beef stew still has all the delicious and comforting characteristics that you know and love, but it’s lightened up a bit with a little less fat, and a whole lot more vegetables.

One way that this recipe saves a little on calories is substituting some (not ALL) of the potatoes with turnips.

Now trust me, you know I have NOTING against potatoes and healthy carbs, but beef stew can definitely be a bit high in carbs thanks to an overload of potato.

So turnips add some heartiness, but still keep it lightened up carbohydrate and calorie-wise.

Another way this because a healthy beef stew is that the excess oil is drained before transferring to you slow cooker.

Looking for more cozy + healthy soup recipes?

  • Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
  • Simple Slow-Cooker Turkey Chili
  • Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

This low-fat beef stew is made in the slow cooker for tender meat, perfectly cooked vegetables, and has a little bonus ingredients for extra vitamins and minerals.

To make this healthy beef stew, you’ll start by putting most of your ingredients into your slow-cooker.

Then you’ll sear your meat in a skillet with a little bit of olive oil to brown your meat. Next you’ll drain the excess oil — this is how this recipe of lower in fat and lower in calories. We are removing the excess fat BEFORE cooking, but still getting the amazing seared flavor. SO GOOD!

Once you sear your meat, add it to the slow cooker. Let everything cook LOW and SLOW for 6 to 8 hours. This way all that tasty goodness will meld together, and your meat will get juicy and tender.

But the little extra BONUS comes right at the end. Just before serving you’ll add in some shredded kale and let it wilt for about 10 minutes or so. This will add so many nourishing vitamins and minerals — like vitamin A, K, B6, and C, calcium, potassium, magnesium, and copper.

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