Winter is a good time to think about ways to support living an Inclusive Health lifestyle. Some ideas to do this include arranging resolutions for yourself that are realistic and achievable; adjusting your skincare routine for the cold weather; and eating healthy, hearty meals that will give your body the building blocks it needs to function at its peak.
Today, I’m recommending an Inclusive Health recipe from Never Home Maker to help you build stronger cells from the inside out during the cold winter days. This Apple Pumpkin Spice Stew contains many youth-building ingredients, including:
- Apples, which have fiber that has been shown to help reduce the risk of heart disease, obesity, and Type 2 diabetes;
- Pumpkin, which has potassium that has been shown to help to lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and;
- Pinto Beans, which have folate that may help reduce depression and keep your brain young.
What is your favorite healthy winter recipe?
APPLE AND PUMPKIN SPICE STEW
- • 1 can pumpkin puree
- • 1 can vegetable broth
- • 1 can’s worth of almond milk
- • 1 large green bell pepper, chopped
- • 1 small cooking onion, diced
- • 1 large honey crisp apple (or other type of apple), peeled and chopped
- • 1 can of garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
- • 1 can of diced tomatoes, drained and rinsed
- • 1 can of Pinto Beans, drained and rinsed
- • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves (depending on your desired intensity)
- • Salt and pepper to taste
- • Basil to garnish
- • Prepare all your fruits and vegetables. Drain and rinse cans of bean and tomatoes.
- • Pour pumpkin puree, vegetable broth and almond milk into slow cooker. Stir until well incorporated.
- • Toss in all other ingredients. Mix and season with cloves, salt and pepper.
- • Put slow cooker on high for 3 to 4 hours. Stir every hour or so.
- • You can tell it is done when the green peppers and apples are no longer crisp.
- • Store in your fridge. Keeps 5 to 7 days in airtight container.