Favorite Recipes Reformulated for Healthy Living!!!! WIFFA STEW

Yes, diabetes.  Yes, overweight.  BUT (or Butt) — I’ve lost 45lbs in the last 5 months, and lowered my blood sugar to the point that I don’t need diabetes medications.  Doing that has taken a lot of attention and focus — to the exclusion of all non-essential activities.

But well worth it.

So here’s my latest reformulated comfort food recipe with blood sugar, calories, and cholesterol in mind…..

WIFFA GREEN BEAN STEW

This will make 8 2-cup servings,
with a little left over for luck.

12 thick cut rashers of very lean uncured bacon

WIFFA GREEN BEAN STEW -- perfect for Christmas Eve dinner.   Once everything's in the soup pot -- let it simmer at least an hour -- the longer the better!

WIFFA GREEN BEAN STEW — perfect for Christmas Eve dinner.
Once everything’s in the soup pot — let it simmer at least an hour — the longer the better!

1 lb 1/4″ thick sliced lean ham
1 lg red onion chopped course
1T olive oil
2 lbs potatoes, cut to 3/4″ to 1″ cubes
2 cans cut green beans
2 cans petite diced tomatoes
1 can original Rotel Tomatoes & green chilis
1/2 c drained prepared pinto beans
2 c spicy hot V-8
4 c chicken stock
1 t salt
1 t fresh ground black pepper — more if desired  (I like a lot)
1/2 t thyme

Cut the ham and bacon into 1/2″ wide pieces, and chop onion.  Add meats and onion to the bottom of your soup pot with the olive oil and cook over med heat until browning.

Add chicken stock, seasonings, and diced potatoes and bring to a boil.  Allow to hi-boil for 15 minutes.

Add green beans, tomatoes, V-8 and Rotel and return the pot to a boil.  Simmer high to reduce, uncovered for 45 minutes.  Adjust salt/pepper to taste.

10881633_10203608517398914_7805708856046049941_nEach serving has:

305 calories
6g fat
(2g saturated fat)
38mg cholesterol
sodium depends on how much you add….
965mg potassium
41g carbs
8g fiber
7g sugars
20g protein
100% DV Vitamin C

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