Now that I am all moved into my new home, and my new town, I decided to try a take at whole 30. I got the idea after I saw a bunch of whole 30 posts on Instagram, seeing beautiful and delicious plates of vegetables. And I was like ” I should be able to do this too!”. Whole 30 isn’t nearly as hard as I thought it would be. If you want to do whole 30, I suggest a few tips.
- Tell people what you are doing. It will help keep you accountable
- Plan out your meals. It is fun going on Pinterest or Instagram and looking up ideas.
- Keep tasty snacks available. Whole 30 doesn’t restrict how much food you can have. If you get hungry, reach for a healthy snack!
I made this delicious Instant Pot Whole 30 Beef & Vegetable Stew last weekend to have for lunches this week. It is easy sticking to a plan when you have satisfying meals ready to eat! I tried to add as many vegetables as I could to this stew, As vegetables should be the most consumed food on the Whole 30 diet. I didn’t worry about making a thickener in this stew. I thought it was better to have a thinner broth, rather than using something strange to thicken this stew.
The Green you see is spinach. I added tons of spinach to this stew for some extra goodness. This was rich tasting and left me feeling full till my next meal.
Whole 30 Instant Pot Vegetable Beef Stew
- 2 pounds stew meat
- 1 small yellow onion
- 4 carrots, peeled and chopped
- 2 cloves garlic
- 2 russet potatoes, chopped
- 3 cups spinach
- 1 32 ounce container beef broth
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 2 small tomatoes, diced
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
Set your Instant Pot to Saute.
Drizzle olive oil in the bottom of the Pan. Add garlic and onions. saute until the onions are translucent.
Add beef, tomatoes, carrots, potatoes, spinach, broth and seasonings in no particular order.
Place the lid on your Instant Pot and cook on high pressure for 35 minutes.
Let NPR, as so the stew doesn't splatter when the pressure is released.
Store or serve!
This was an excellent lunch to have this week! I would love to hear about your favorite whole 30 lunch and dinner recipes!