turkey and veggie stew

Paleo-Friendly Crock Pot Stew

Cold temps called for a hearty chili and when I set out to make mine, I switched up so many ingredients that instead of chili I actually made stew. While not what I expected, I’m very happy with the results! If you’re following a Paleo-style diet, beans are a no-no which makes chili a hard dish to make, so instead, this soup will now be a regular in my kitchen.


  • 6 celery stalks
  • 6 large carrots
  • 1-2 pounds lean ground turkey
  • 4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 6 small tomatoes
  • 2 zucchinis
  • Olive oil or PAM
  • Salt, peper, cayenne pepper
  • Water


On the stove, coat a pan with PAM cooking spray or a bit of olive oil and brown the meat. It doesn’t have to cook all the way, but close to it. Once cooked, toss it into the crock pot. Chop up all your vegetables, toss those in too. Then add the broth and 1-2 cups of water. Add in a dash of salt, pepper and if you like a little spice, cayenne pepper.

Mix the ingredients, turn the crock pot on high and let cook for 6-8 hours. I turned this on before going to bed and woke up to a hearty stew, perfect for lunch or dinner.