Now that it’s cold outside now you may have already dusted of that good ol’ crock pot. Whipping up crock pot recipes is an easy way to make a filling and warming meal for you and your family. Stews tend to be very popular this time of year and with the plethora of meats and vegetables you can throw in there’s an amazing opportunity to cook up some tasty healthy options for the family. Here’s some different stew ingredient options and the health benefits they offer. Mix it up and try some combinations you haven’t done before! You just might surprise yourself and come up with a new family favorite!
Grass-Fed Beef: Protein, Iron, Vitamin B12, Niacin, Selenium, Vitamin B6, Zinc
Chicken: Protein, Selenium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3
Turkey: Protein, Iron, Zinc, Potassium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B6, Niacin
Carrots: beta-carotene, fiber, good antioxidant source, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K
Onions:Vitamin C, phytochemicals that boost immunity, Chromium, reduces inflammation
Celery:Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Potassium, Folate, Vitamin B6, antioxidant source
Parsnips: Potassium, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, iron, Vitamin K, Vitamin B, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, fiber,
Kale: fiber, aids digestion and elimination, folate, magnesium, numerous vitamins
Spinach: niacin, zinc, protein, fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, thiamin, folate, calcium, iron
Tomato: vitamin C, biotin, vitamin K, copper, potassium, manganese, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, folate, vitamin B6
Quinoa:protein, fiber, iron, lysine, magnesium, riboflavin, manganese
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