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Super Healthy, Beef Vegetable Quinoa Stew | WW Points | Skinny Kitchen


I can’t wait for you to make this! Beyond hearty and delicious, this main course stew has it all and then some! It starts with a rich tomato base, lean ground beef, and chock full of vegetables and quinoa. I call it a stew versus a soup since it’s so wonderfully thick. One huge bowl (2 cups) has only 269 calories and 5 grams of fat if made with 99% ground turkey.  A bowl of pure yumminess!

Helpful Tips About this Recipe

Makes 12 cups total, 6 servings (each main course serving, 2 cups)

Food Facts
While quinoa is usually considered to be a whole-grain, it is actually a seed, but can be prepared like whole grains such as rice or barley. It takes less time to cook than other whole grains, just 10 to 15 minutes. And, quinoa tastes great on its own. A ½ cup raw quinoa makes about 1⅔ cups cooked.

Shopping and Prep Tips

I used healthy grass-fed ground beef. You can find one in most supermarkets. I bought it at Trader Joe’s. I’ve also used their 96% lean ground beef. But whether you use ground beef or turkey, once browned, you drain the fat into a colander in the sink. Once drained, you add it back to the pot. Doing this extra step cuts the fat way down.

Most supermarkets sell quinoa in the rice aisle. I bought mine at Trader Joe’s.

Prep Tip
If you have of a can of diced tomatoes just toss it into the blender and puree.

WW FreeStyle SmartPoints
(made with 99% ground turkey)
WW SmartPoints
(made with lean ground beef)

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 main course bowl (2-cups) (no Parm cheese)
269 calories, 5g fat, 1g sat. fat, 22g prot, 33g carbs, 7g fiber, 669mg sod, 12g sugar
FACTS: for FreeStyle SmartPoints
100 calories, 0g sat. fat, 5g protein, 5g sugar

: for SmartPoints
187 calories, 1g sat. fat, 5g sugar, 19g protein

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