Slow Cooker Butternut Squash & Kale Stew

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This savory and ultra-nutritious is perfect for a cool autumn evening.

Are you ready for fall yet? Our Slow Cooker Butternut Squash and Kale Stew is our SkinnyMs. take on a popular Portuguese soup. To skinny it up, we used butternut squash and sweet potato in place of white potatoes, and black beans instead of sausage. With this protein-packed recipe, you get a hearty vegetarian stew that’s super easy to make. Plus, it’s chock-full of superfoods that will be sure to make you feel amazing!

If you’re not eating vegetarian, you could still use sausage or add a bit of bacon for a smoky flavor. Either way, this is an absolutely delicious and filling meal in and of itself–especially on a chilly night when you need something warm in your belly.

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Slow Cooker Butternut Squash & Kale Stew

Protein-packed and super scrumptious, this stew will warm your body from the inside out.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Yield 6 people
Serving Size 1 cup
Course Dinner, Soup
Cuisine American
Author SkinnyMs.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups carrots sliced
  • 1 butternut squash small, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1 sweet potato cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup cilantro fresh, chopped
  • 1 onion small, diced
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 30 ounces black beans cans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • kosher or sea salt to taste
  • 2 cups vegetable juice (I used R.W. Knudsen, Organic Very Veggie Juice, no sugar added)
  • 2 cups vegetable broth low-sodium
  • 8 ounces kale coarsely chopped

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients, except for the kale, in the slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook on low 6-8 hours, high for 3-4 hours, or until veggies are tender.
  • Add kale and cover for about ten minutes until the kale is wilted.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 229kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 413mg | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 8g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 7
Keywords dairy-free, Slow Cooker, Vegetarian

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