Recipe: Refreshing Pizza Stew
While I never enjoyed meat stews (the texture was blech and fake to me), I did eat a lot of vegetarian stews many years ago. I loved the textures, the flavours, and most of all, how warm it made me on a cold day or when I felt sick. As I started my journey towards health, I started reading food labels and began to understand how unhealthy canned stews really were. They are loaded with salt and preservatives, among other things.
At that point I was 40 pounds overweight. I had started exercising at a gym, but the unhealthy weight (aka FAT) didn’t really start to come off until I stopped eating most prepackaged and processed foods. I even stopped buying canned stews and started making our own at home.
Over the years I cleaned up my diet further and predominantly ate fresh whole foods, like fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, seeds and whole grains. As I ate fresher, I didn’t cook as much and my beloved stews fell by the wayside.
I had a stew craving. I wanted flavour, warmth, texture, spices, .. I wanted that yum!
In a time-pressed crunch, I created a stew that satisfied my instincts, was refreshing, and very healthy. My tastebuds, mind, and body thanked me!
Don’t cook or heat this one
We want the regenerative benefits of all the micronutrients in their most natural form! When heated higher, enzymes and a whack-load of powerhouse nutrients are broken down and killed. It’s still healthier than clogging your body with canned soups, but why not get the most bang for your buck (and time, energy). Eat at room temperature if you can, so all those micronutrients and enzymes will be hard at work to regenerate your body.
It will satisfy your stewy cravings to regenerate your body, strengthen the immune system, reduce inflammation, improve digestion, and protect against free radicals.
It’s loaded with Vitamins A, C, B6, and K, Riboflavin, Folate, Potassium, Manganese, Amino Acids, Dietary Fiber, and Water.
Additional benefits include:
- Increase energy and blood flow
- Regenerate and grow cells, blood, bone, and muscle
- Improve & rehydrate skin, hair, eyes, and soft tissues
- Reduce fatigue, weakness, depression, stress
- Heal tissues and producing collagen
- Boost metabolism and aid weight loss
- Improve brain function, focus, and memory
- Burn fat and improve muscle tone
- Flush toxins out fast
Refreshing Pizza Stew
Makes 2 servings
The ingredients evoke a similar taste to pizza sauce and the zucchini gives it a little chunk to create a stew-like texture. Just the right balance of garlic, chili’s, and onion give a perfect balance of flavours to satisfy your stewy cravings. Super healthy for you to boot!
- 1 large tomato
- 1 large pepper (any colour, I used orange)
- 1/2 medium onion
- 2 medium zucchini
- 2 clove garlic
- 1/4 tsp crushed chili pepper
- Blend tomato, pepper, onion, garlic, chili pepper until smooth
- Add chopped zucchini and blend until it’s slightly chunky. You want to evoke a stew feeling.
- Garnish with sprouts, if desired.
Please come back and shared how you liked it!
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