Fat Loss Veggie Detox Stew

fat loss veggie detox stew

I had to unexpectedly leave town one weekend and discovered that I had a lot of veggies in the fridge that would just end up going bad while I was gone, so I decided to make an attempt at creativity.  I wanted to cook them so that I could freeze them and enjoy them after I got back.  And so, my Fat Loss Veggie Detox Stew was born. 

I can't claim that it was great from the beginning, but after a few iterations, I think I got it just right.  It’s bright, colorful and loaded with all kinds of nutritious veggies.  It is Paleo, Whole30, and can be made totally vegan (if you substitute the beef broth with vegetable broth). Alternatively, if you have carnivores to satisfy, you can add some ground lamb (my favorite), turkey, chicken or grass-fed steak strips. . You can also change up the veggies and take out the ones you're not crazy about and substitute them with ones you love.  However, the best thing about this veggie stew is not only that it's loaded with delicious flavor (and trust me, this tastes way better than you ever expected), chock-full of nutrients, and is naturally low in calories, but that it's so hearty and filling that it will keep you satiated for hours, which is key when you are trying to lose a few pounds.  

It couldn't be more simple to make, takes about 30-45 minutes from start to finish (depending on how quickly you can chop your veggies), can be used for meal prep (e.g., you can portion it out and eat it over the course of the week), and easily frozen in glass containers and enjoyed at a later time.  

I hope that you make this delicious stew for your family and that they enjoy it as much as my family and I do.  Even my 10 year old is crazy about it! Yes, it's THAT good! 

 

At a Glance

1. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to your dutch oven (or large pot) and heat for about a minute until hot.

Skinny Detox Veggie Stew Recipe - NEWTRITION NEWYOU

2. Add the diced onion and sliced carrots to the pot and cook over medium heat, mixing frequently. Cook until slightly softened, about 4-5 minutes..

 

Skinny Detox Veggie Stew Recipe - NEWTRITION NEWYOU

3. Toss in the minced, rested garlic (why should garlic rest?) and stir for about 1 minute.

Note: garlic burns quickly so stir the mixture continuously for 1 minute, make sure that you have enough olive oil in your pot (if not, add another tablespoon), and that your next ingredients are ready to go in.

Skinny Detox Veggie Stew Recipe - NEWTRITION NEWYOU
Skinny Detox Veggie Stew Recipe - NEWTRITION NEWYOU

4. Add the cabbage, carrots, and green beans, adding olive oil as necessary to avoid burning.  Continue cooking over medium flame for another 5 minutes, stirring frequently.  

Note:  Make sure to scrape up all the garlic from the bottom of the pan to avoid burning it.


 

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Skinny Detox Veggie Stew Recipe - NEWTRITION NEWYOU

5. Stir in the chopped bell peppers (I used red and yellow for color, but you can use any color you like) and 1 1/2 jars of undrained Jovial Organic Diced Tomatoes, which come in glass jar (vs BPA-lined cans).

Skinny Detox Veggie Stew Recipe - NEWTRITION NEWYOU
Skinny Detox Veggie Stew Recipe - NEWTRITION NEWYOU

6.  Stir in 2 tablespoons of organic tomato paste.

Skinny Detox Veggie Stew Recipe - NEWTRITION NEWYOU

7.  Then add your choice of broth (my preference is my homemade beef bone broth, but you can buy low sodium grass fed beef bone brothlow sodium organic chicken or vegetable broth). Toss in a couple of bay leaves, and ...

Skinny Detox Veggie Stew Recipe - NEWTRITION NEWYOU

8. Add the basil and thyme.  Note:  Fresh is always better, but you can use dried herbs to save on time.  Cover the pot and simmer for about 6-7 minutes.

Skinny Detox Veggie Stew Recipe - NEWTRITION NEWYOU

9. Add in mushrooms and zucchini.  

Skinny Detox Veggie Stew Recipe - NEWTRITION NEWYOU

10.  Then toss in the broccoli, and cover and simmer for an additional 5 minutes or until softened.

Skinny Detox Veggie Stew Recipe - NEWTRITION NEWYOU

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Fat Loss Veggie Detox Stew Recipe

makes about 6-8 servings

Ingredients

 

Directions

Skinny Detox Veggie Stew Recipe - NEWTRITION NEWYOU
  1. Cut and prep all your veggies, because this goes quickly!

  2. Add 1 tablespoon of olive or coconut oil to your dutch oven (or large pot) and heat for about a minute until hot.

  3. Add the diced onion and sliced carrots to the pot and cook over medium heat, mixing frequently. Cook until slightly softened, about 4-5 minutes.

  4. Toss in the minced, rested garlic (why should garlic rest?) and stir for about 1 minute.

    Note: garlic burns quickly so stir the mixture continuously for 1 minute, make sure that you have enough olive oil in your pot (if not, add another tablespoon), and that your next ingredients are ready to go in.

  5. Add the cabbage and green beans, adding oil as necessary to avoid burning. Continue cooking over medium flame for another 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Note: Make sure to scrape up all the garlic from the bottom of the pan to avoid burning it.

  6. Stir in bell peppers and mushrooms, jalapeno pepper if you like a little heat (leave the seeds for more heat), undrained diced tomatoes, the broth, tomato paste, bay leaves and seasonings. Simmer 6-7 minutes.

  7. Add in zucchini & broccoli. Simmer an additional 5 minutes or until softened.

  8. Remove bay leaves before serving and sprinkle some diced green onions on top for garnish.

Skinny Detox Veggie Stew Recipe - NEWTRITION NEWYOU

* CARNIVORES: my favorite meat to add to this soup is ground lamb. It adds an amazing flavor. You can either add it to Step 3 above if everyone in your home is a carnivore, or cook it up separately and add it in for those members in your family who can’t go without. A dollop of sour cream makes it creamy and delicious.

Comment below if you tried it and let me know how you liked it.