When someone mentions stew, many of us automatically think of the traditional beef stew variety. When you're thinking about meatless meals, especially if you're new to meat-free options, you might think stew is off limits. But never fear! Fresh green bean stew is here!
You can have stew and go meatless, too!
Looking for a hearty meal? Think stew!
On a cold night, stew is a go-to for many meals. If you've never tried a green bean stew and you're looking for meatless meal options, this could be right up your alley. This stew recipe is quick to make and the addition of green beans makes it seem like spring is right around the corner!
The goods on green beans
Green beans are available year-round and they're fat-free, sodium-free and cholesterol-free! They're high in fiber (which helps you to feel full and satisfied and keep you from overeating) and vitamin C. According to Meatless Monday, eliminating meat from your meals once a week may reduce your risk of preventable conditions like cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity. It can also help reduce your carbon footprint and save precious resources like fresh water and fossil fuel.
If you're new to Meatless Mondays, think about the experience as way to try new recipes, flavors, textures and foods! This fresh green bean stew recipe can be a start in the right direction!
Serve this dish with crunchy bread, an assortment of cheese and maybe even a nice glass of wine. Can you think of a more appealing dinner?
Fresh green bean stew recipe
Going meatless can help you think outside the mainstream-meal box!
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