The 3 Best Protein-Packed Stews

With every bite of these protein-packed stews, you'll be brought right back to your grandmother's kitchen. Who wouldn't want to go back to those days? What's more, you're getting a good dose of protein, while opting for a healthy way to tame your hunger. Keep reading to find out more.

Last update: 05 April, 2019

These days, it seems as if stews are slowly becoming a thing of the past. It’s a shame since they have so much to offer, are filling, and are comforting during the coldest days of the year. As such, it’s well worth taking the time to make these protein-packed stews.

Another plus is that they’ll stay delicious for days. Since they’re juicy and contain broth, reheating them doesn’t affect how they taste. As a result, they’re a great option to consider if you’re looking for meal prep or freezing food ready for when you don’t have time to cook. Take a look at three delicious protein-packed stews.

Protein-packed stews

We’re sure you’ll love these three recipes we’ve decided to share with you. All of them contain a good amount of protein. They’re also very healthy and take less than an hour to make. Keep these recipes in mind and include these protein-packed stews in your daily diet.

Protein-packed stews: chicken breast with potatoes and peppers

Chicken breasts are often a favorite among athletes. This is because every 100 grams contains a whopping 31 grams of protein. Also, they’re very low in fat. Though chicken breasts are nutritious and a very healthy option, stew recipes don’t often call for them.

Protein-packed stews chicken and peppers

Here, we opted for a stew featuring chicken breast with potatoes and green pepper. To make it, start by cooking onion and garlic. Then, fry the green pepper.

Once cooked, add the diced chicken breast and a pinch of salt. Let everything cook over low heat for several minutes until the meat is almost cooked.

Add plenty of broth and finely chopped potatoes. Finally, cook for 15 minutes over low heat until the broth has reduced and the potatoes are cooked.

Seitan stew

Who said that stews have to contain meat? Our second idea for protein-packed stews is a healthy and vegan option. This recipe is perfect for those who prefer not to eat meat. Moreover, you’ll be consuming protein and enjoying a delicious stew.

Here, we suggest a seitan stew featuring mushrooms and tomatoes. The end result is a hearty and tasty dish that’s perfect for those cold days when you want to enjoy something hot.

Seitan and green peas

Seitan is a meat substitute that’s 24.5 percent protein. For this recipe, you’ll want to chop it as if it were a piece of meat. Cut it into thick pieces so that it doesn’t crumble in the pan.

The first thing you have to do is cook the onion and garlic. Then, add the mushrooms to sauté them and salt to taste. Finally, add the pieces of seitan and cook for about 5 minutes.

Once all the ingredients are almost cooked, pour in the tomatoes and let it all cook for 15 minutes over low heat. Use plenty of tomatoes to cover all the ingredients.

Protein-packed stews: veal with artichokes

Veal can be a cow or ox and its meat has a lot of protein – 24 percent of veal is protein, to be exact. As such, we’ve chosen this type of meat as the main food of our third option on our list of protein-packed stews.

As for the artichokes, opt for natural ones so that they retain all their properties. We’ve picked this vegetable as a side for the veal since it’s rich in fiber, acts as a diuretic and it’s low in calories.

Protein-packed stews veal

The first step to making this stew is to clean the artichokes. You have to work quickly to keep them from browning. Firstly, let them soak for a few minutes to clean them completely.

Then, pan fry the meat and add the chopped onion. Unlike seitan and chicken, veal takes longer to cook. If the pieces are thick, cook them over low heat so that they cook all the way through.

Then, add the artichokes and cover all of the ingredients. You can do it with beef stock or use water and a meat- or vegetable-flavored bouillon cube. Finally, let the broth reduce over low heat for half an hour and serve when it’s still hot.

All these protein-packed stews provide all of the benefits that their ingredients have to offer. Indeed, they’re delicious options that you’re sure to love!

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