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Healthy Holiday Recipes: The Perfect Holiday Snow Day Stew

Picture this… coming in from the cold after a long day of work or holiday shopping and wanting to whip up something hardy for you and your family… but you don’t know where to start!

That’s where the Perfect Snow Day Stew comes in.

It can be whipped together in under an hour, contains wholesome ingredients and is a perfectly balanced meal that contains a protein, a starch and multiple vegetables.

It’s a dish that will both literally and figuratively warm your heart and something that you can serve with confidence to your family.

The Perfect Snow Day Stew is a versatile dish that also happens to be a great choice for entertaining guests as well.

Without further ado, let’s take a closer look at what you need



1 onion, chopped

3 garlic cloves, diced

2 tbsp olive oil

2 lbs stewing beef

2 sweet potatoes, diced

2 cups frozen spinach

2 tsp black pepper

2 tsp chili powder

2 tsp dried parsley

2 tsp garlic powder

2 bay leaves

2 cups beef stock

1 28 oz can diced tomatoes




  1. Place a large pot over medium heat. Once heated saute chopped onions and minced garlic in olive oil until fragrant.
  2. Add beef and stir-fry until brown.
  3. Once beef is browned add seasonings, sweet potatoes, spinach, stock, canned tomatoes, and bay leaves.
    4. Simmer for 45 minutes.
  4. Serve with a side of multi-grain bread.


For storage
Cool and place in Tupperware container and store in fridge up to one week. Or place in Tupperware or bag and freeze. Will keep for 3 months. Thaw frozen bags for 6 hours in the fridge. Reheat in a pan until simmering.


Happy Holidays!

The holidays are about food, but even more importantly about friends and family.

Everyone here at would like to sincerely wish you and your family a very happy holiday season.

We hope you enjoyed our holiday recipe series and that our creations will help make your holiday that little bit more memorable.

Andy De Santis RD MPH

Andy is a Toronto-based registered dietitian and nutrition writer who holds a master’s degree in public health nutrition. You can learn more about Andy and his services at


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