Until I left home worrying about my weight was the last thing on my mind, my mum did a great job of cooking decent healthy meals. I left home a teenager roughly a size 10, but that’s when it all started to go wrong 🙁 instead of cooking my own healthy meals I lived of junk and take-aways, and before I knew it I was piling on the pounds. Pumpkin Stew is one of the many meals my mum made for me and with a few little tweaks I have turned this dish into one that I can enjoy as part of my diet.
Healthy Pumpkin Stew
- Difficulty Level Medium
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- 400g Lean gammon ham diced
- 500g Pumpkin/butternut squash
- 350g Potatoes
- 150g Carrots
- 2 Leeks finely sliced
- 1 Onion finely diced
- 500ml stock
- 1 tbsp Mixed Herbs
- 2 Bay leaves
- Dash Worcester sauce
- Salt & Black pepper
- Chilli (optional)
- Frylight a large saucepan and add leeks and onions, allow to sweat down before adding ham and browning.
- Peel and cube the potatoes and pumpkin, dice the carrots into smaller pieces.
- Once the ham has browned, add the veggies and stock, stir and bring to the boil.
- Add bay leaves, mixed herbs, seasoning and Worcester sauce, turn heat down and allow to simmer until the veggies are soft.
- Adjust seasoning and add chilli before serving.
- Serve with rice and veggies of your choice.
Hi, I'm Melanie but most people call me Mel! I love good tasting food, enjoy cooking and growing my own veg. Love the great outdoors and spending time with my family.