25 Healthy Winter Stew Recipes

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Winter cooking is all about hearty, warming food for me. I need warming flavours and gorgeous smells wafting around my house from a slow cooker, and if you like to eat like me then these Healthy Winter Stew recipes are the perfect choice. 

Making healthy winter stew is usually a pretty simple task, but it’s one that can definitely be made more simple if you invest in a good slow cooker (you can find a whole variety on Amazon at a wide range of prices!) or multifunction cooker! I swear by my Instant Pot, which can do just about everything except eat the food for you. I particularly love my Instant Pot because it can pressure cook as well as slow cook, so for those days where I really fancy stew but don’t feel like waiting for a slow cooked meal I can speed the process up by about 90%! 

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Adapting Healthy Winter Stew Recipes for Slimming World

If you’re one of my gorgeous Slimming World followers then making a healthy winter stew as meal prep, or as a delicious family meal, can be a great low syn or syn free option! All of the recipes linked below are already healthy, but some of them may not be totally syn free. Here are some of my top tips for adapting just about any healthy winter stew recipe to be either completely syn free or to reduce the syns dramatically! 

  1. Swap cooking oil for low-calorie cooking spray – using a syn free low-calorie spray will remove the need for oil to brown meat or fry off veggies or onions. 
  2. Change flour for corn flour – corn flour is just 1 syn per teaspoon and you only need to use about half the amount of corn flour as you would flour to achieve the same effect. 
  3. Bulk it out with extra veggies – you can make your stew go even further by bulking it out with extra vegetables. This means that any syns in the sauce will be divided by more servings, reducing the syn value and having the added benefit of adding extra nutrients to your diet! 

Whether you decide to adapt a recipe to make it low syn or syn free, these recipes are all already healthy and will work out low syn per serving even if kept exactly the same! It’s totally up to you and the way you use your syns. 

25 Healthy Winter Stew Recipes 

Vegan Cauliflower Stew with Broccoli, Chick Peas and Kale

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Find the recipe on Happy Kitchen Rocks.

INSTANT POT BUTTERNUT SQUASH AND QUINOA STEW

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Find the recipe on Ruchis Kitchen.

INSTANT POT SOUTHWESTERN STEW WITH PORK, BACON, PEPPERS, AND SWEET POTATOES

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Find the recipe on Kalyns Kitchen.

Whole30 Mediterranean Soup With Sausage

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Find the recipe on What a Girl Eats.

VENISON STEW

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Find the recipe on Binky’s Culinary Carnival.

EASY VEGAN VEGETABLE CURRY

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Find the recipe on Fit Foodie Nutter.

SLOW COOKER GLUTEN-FREE BEEF BOURGUIGNON

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Find the recipe on One Clever Chef. 

SLOW COOKER BEEF CASSEROLE (PALEO STEW)

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Find the recipe on Oh, The Things We’ll Make. 

CHICKEN AND GREEN CHILE VERDE SOUP

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Find the recipe on Taste and See.

LOW CARB INSTANT POT OR STOVETOP HEARTY BEEF STEW

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Find the recipe on Beauty and the Foodie.

MOROCCAN BUTTERNUT SQUASH, CHICKPEA, AND SPINACH STEW

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Find the recipe on Bowl of Delicious.

PRESSURE COOKER LAMB DHANSAK CURRY

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Find the recipe on Super Golden Bakes.

Instant Pot Moroccan-Style Chicken Stew

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Find the recipe on Calling to Chit Chat.

MOROCCAN LAMB LENTIL STEW

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Find the recipe on Running to the Kitchen.

7 INGREDIENT SLOW COOKER VENISON STEW + STOVE TOP VERSION {GLUTEN-FREE}

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Find the recipe on Recipes from a Pantry.

Healthy Moroccan Chickpea Stew

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Find the recipe on A Simple Palate. 

INSTANT POT BEEF & BARLEY SOUP WITH PISTOU

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Find the recipe on Mom’s Dinner. 

Pressure Cooker Smoky Lentil Stew

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Find the recipe on The Cook Report.

CHICKEN STEW

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Find the recipe on Spend with Pennies.

Instant Pot Taiwanese Beef Stew

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Find the recipe on I Heart Umami.

SPANISH FISH STEW

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Find the recipe on The Food Blog. 

HUNGARIAN RED LENTIL SOUP RECIPE

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Find the recipe on Vegan Huggs.

Easy Chicken Stew with Fall Vegetables

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Find the recipe on Garlic and Zest.

Instant Pot Beef Stew

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Find the recipe on Salt and Lavender. 

KALE AND ALE SLOW COOKER STEW (VEGAN)

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Find the recipe on Veggie Desserts.

DON’T FORGET TO PIN THIS ROUNDUP OF HEALTHY WINTER STEW RECIPES FOR LATER!

 25 of the best Healthy Winter Stew recipes from around the web, perfect for meal prep or delicious family dinner recipe inspiration. Plus tips on how to adapt any stew recipe to make it syn free or low syn on Slimming World! If you're looking for healthy winter dinner recipe ideas then look no further. Mix of vegan, vegetarian, meat based and fish recipes.


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6 Comments

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    Lauren Vavala | DeliciousLittleBites
    07/11/2018 at 3:06 pm I love making soups and stews in the Instant Pot! This is such a great list of recipes - can't wait to try some of them.
  • Reply
    Stephanie
    07/11/2018 at 3:15 pm Such a great collection of Winter Stews.. Don't even know which one to start with. But the chickpea and squash one is calling my name.
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    Courtney
    07/11/2018 at 3:26 pm Great collection! Love that there are a variety of vegetarian options as well!
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    Caroline
    07/11/2018 at 3:31 pm I love the variety in these stews, between the different meats and many vegetarian options. Lots of ideas for colder days.
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    Meredith
    07/11/2018 at 3:33 pm I have been looking for more quick and easy stew recipes for this fall and winter and I am so happy I found yours! I am especially excited to try the butternut squash and quinoa stew. Thanks!
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    Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry
    07/11/2018 at 10:10 pm I love a stew at this time of year! Thanks ever so much for including my slow cooker venison stew!
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