Nutrition Blog #3
If you read my last blog, then you know i love convenient recipes. Things that are fast, easy and don’t take a lot of time. Fall is here, and when I think fall and colder weather, I also think CROCKPOT! Is there anything better than being able to throw ingredients in a pot, turn it on, let it cook itself?! Winning!
Here are my favorite crockpot recipes!
Beef Stew. serves 6
Calories per serving = 299 (359 with bacon)
Fat = 9g (15 g with bacon)
Protein = 35g
Carb = 17g
2 Tbl Extra Virgin Olive oil
1 1/2 lb Stew Meat (beef cubed)
2 Large Parsnips peeled, cut into large chunks
8 Carrots peeled, cut into large chunks
1 Large Yellow Onion cut into large chunks
2 Bay Leaves
1/2 tsp Peppercorns
2 tsp Coarse Real Salt
4 Cups Beef Stock
1 Tbl Fresh Thyme roughly chopped
1/4 Cup Tapioca Flour (can also use corn starch, tapioca flour is better for you and all natural.)
2 Tbl Water
For extra fat keto* add 2 pieces chopped cook bacon on top per serving.
Heat the oil in a large frying pan over high heat. Add the beef chunks and brown on all sides, about 3-4 minutes. Add beef to a slow cooker. Top beef with the parsnips, carrots, onion, bay leaves, peppercorns, salt, thyme, and beef stock.
Cook on high for 6 hours (8-9 on low), or until beef is very tender.
Turkey Chili Serves 8
Calories per cup = 262 (with cheese 360 calories)
Fat = 4g with cheese 15g fat
Protein = 34g
Carb = 25g
2 lbs 99% fat-free ground turkey
1 yellow onion, chopped
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes, no-salt added
1 (15 oz) can petite diced tomatoes, no-salt added
3 Tbsp tomato paste
½ tsp. hot sauce (I used Texas Pete)
1 (15 oz) can kidney beans, no-salt added, drained and rinsed
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
2 jalapenos, chopped
1½ tsp. sea salt
Pinch of pepper
1 packet Stevia (optional)
3 Tbsp chili powder
2 tsp. oregano
⅛ tsp. cayenne pepper
For extra fat keto* add ¼ cup shredded cheese to one serving
Drizzle olive oil in a large pot and saute onion and garlic until fragrant, about 3 minutes. Add ground turkey and cook until crumbled and brown, draining excess liquid as necessary.
Add all the rest of the ingredients and cook on medium/low heat for about an hour. Enjoy!