Light Parsnip and Fennel Seed Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Light Parsnip and Fennel Seed Slow Cooker Beef Stew - less than 300 calories per serving!
Light Parsnip and Fennel Seed Slow Cooker Beef Stew – less than 300 calories per serving!

Beef stew is absolutely classic, but many versions are carb-heavy, fat-laden and super high in sodium.

I am convinced that this deliciously lighter beef stew that still has the wonderful deep, comforting flavors of the classic version, will be one of the best versions you have ever eaten. Try it, you’ll be convinced too. 🙂

Ingredients | 

  • 1.2 lb. of beef stew meat, super trimmed
  • 4 carrots, sliced
  • 2 parsnips, sliced
  • 4 stalks of celery, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 4 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon fennel seeds
  • 1 teaspoon sage
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Salt & pepper to taste, I used about 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt and a few pinches of pepper

Instructions | 

Set slow cooker to lowest setting. Place all ingredients, except celery, in slow cooker, mix together well and cover. Allow to cook for 4 hours. Remove lid, add celery and mix, cover and allow to cook for another 4 hours on low. Remove bay leaves before serving warm.

Nutrition Information | Makes 4 servings, 1 cup each

283 calories, 10.2g fat, 21.5g carbs, 7.25g fiber, 26.5g protein

7 Weight Watchers PointsPlus per serving

 

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2 thoughts on “Light Parsnip and Fennel Seed Slow Cooker Beef Stew

  1. This looks so yummy! I’m trying it tomorrow. I think it might be missing the celery on the ingredients list. I only know because I forgot it at the grocery store, haha!

    1. Oh geez! You’re right, sorry for the typo – fixed now and thanks so much for flagging it! It will be delicious without the celery too, maybe just throw in a couple more carrots or parsnips 🙂

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