No matter what the weather, a good veggie stew is always in season. Whether it’s been a long day and you need something warm and comforting, or you’re just looking for another excuse to use your Instant Pot, this recipe is quick, easy and healthy.
This recipe is packed with nutrient-dense veggies. Tomatoes are vitamin C and vitamin K-rich, and they also contain lycopene. Lycopene is a chemical compound that gives tomatoes their bright red color, and has antioxidant capabilities. Chickpeas are high in vitamin K, supporting a healthy heart, as well as folate and phosphorus. White beans add a plant-based protein boost, as well as loads of B vitamins. Butternut squash is a great source of vitamin E, which contributes to healthy skin, as well as loads of B vitamins, as well. Lastly, spinach adds a hearty dose of vitamin A, vitamin K, folate and iron. YUM.
Serve the stew with chunky pieces of veggies, or puree it in a blender if you want a smoother texture. If you’re giving it to your babe, you can strain the liquid out of the stew and just offer the delicious cooked vegetables.