Quick & Healthy… Slow Cooker, Snow Melter Vegetarian Stew

bike pathSnow may still be on the ground but spring is in the air. I decided to make one last comfort food meal using my slow cooker to help melt the snow away! A slow cookers or crock-pot is a go to staple for me especially when I am looking for a hearty meal but am short on time.  Slow cookers are a great way to experiment with new flavor combinations and spices. This meal I used what was left in my cabinets and refrigerator. All I had to do was chop up a few ingredients and tossed them in the slow cooker. Dinner was cooking, with less than 10 minutes of prep time and while I was shopping and playing soccer.  Nothing beats a delicious meal ready when you come home after a great workout, long day at work or  in my case a soccer game.

Slow Cooker, Snow Melter Vegetarian Stew


photo 11 can black beans; 1 can kidney beans; 1 can stewed tomatoes; 1 clove of garlic chopped; 1 cup yellow onions diced; 1 cup peppers diced; 1 zucchini slices; 1 yellow squash sliced; 2 small sweet potatoes/yams cubed; 1 cup baby carrots; 1 cup frozen corn; 1 seasoning packet (I had taco seasoning left so I used that)





Step 1: Chop and slice all your vegetables up. Then layer the garlic, onions, peppers, zucchini  squash, sweet potatoes, carrots and corn into the slow cooker. photo 2

Step 2: Add the black beans, kidney beans and stewed tomatoes and stir the mixture. Then add your seasoning packet. photo 3

Step 3: Set it and forget it… place lid on slow cooker, turn to medium/high. Let cook for about 4 hours or until all vegetables are fork tender. photo 1

Step 4: Serve on its own, over brown rice or quinoa or with a salad. This quick comfort food meal will melt your heart and the snow! Yummy. photo 3


My Challenge for you this week is to get out your slow cooker/ crock pot. Clean out your cabinets and refrigerator to make a yummy meal and saw farewell to winter! 

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1 Response to Quick & Healthy… Slow Cooker, Snow Melter Vegetarian Stew

  1. arcketluise says:

    Nice….Thank you for sharing. I think it would be helpful for all.
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