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Stave Off Winter Fat With One of The Must Have Winter Recipes

Living out in Southern California means kale salad and premium ice cream sandwiches are a daily aspect of life during the winter months. For those who live in the frigid parts of the world where shoveling snow isn’t something you do for fun, eating a warm hearty meal is part of keeping warm. Problem is, warm and hearty means fat and heavy. Want to make your life easier when it comes time to shred in the spring time? Eat healthy. Here is a healthy recipe that can promote weight loss that we absolutely love.

The crock pot is the lazy man’s way of slow cooking good food with minimal skill levels. The Flemish Beef Stew is one of our favorites that adds an old world twist to a classical American fixture. It’s also approximately 272 calories per serving. To make the Flemish Beef Stew that’ll serve eight, you’ll need:

  • 45 minutes of prep time, 9 hours of cooking time
  • 6 quart slow cooker (crock pot)
  • 4 teaspoons of canola oil
  • 2 pounds of fat, cut into 1” cubes
  • 1 pound of white button mushrooms
  • 3 tablespoons of flour
  • 2 cups of brown Ale
  • 1 onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 4 carrots cut into 1” sections
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoon mustard

To make this classic recipe, simply sear the beef on each side on a skillet with the oil for about 5 minutes each side. Once the beef has been browned, transfer to the crockpot after draining the oil. Next, use the skillet to cook the mushrooms for about 5 minutes. Add the flour onto of the mushroom and cook for an additional 10 minutes. Add in the ale and bring to a boil for 3 minutes. Add this mixture to the crock pot. Add the rest of the ingredients and put the slow cooker on low and let it cook for about 8 hours.

As always, consult a medical professional prior to engaging in any new diet or exercise regimen. But, enjoy this time tested recipe that we love, and gets us through the hard winter months (of Los Angeles). Nonetheless, check back next week for more healthy living tips and live well!

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