Experient Health Publishes Healthy Pork Stew Recipes in Living Well Blog Series

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There are few foods more comforting on a cold evening than a warm stew for dinner. This pork stew recipe combines the comfort factor with good nutrition.

There are few foods more comforting on a cold evening than a warm stew for dinner, Experient Health wrote in its latest post in in its Living Well Blog series.

"This pork stew recipe combines the comfort factor with good nutrition, making it a wintertime winner," wrote the health insurance arm of Virginia Farm Bureau, which is using its Blogging platform to help educate the community not only on health care reform and health insurance, but also on healthy living, nutrition, and trends in healthcare.

For this recipe, provided by the USDA, Experient Health said the following ingredients are needed:

  • 2 pounds of lean pork stew meat
  • 3 cups baby carrots
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1½ tsp. dried thyme leaves
  • ½ tsp. coarse ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1½ cups bran and wheat flakes cereal, crushed to ¾ cup
  • 1 cup dried tart cherries
  • ¾ cup 100% apple juice or apple cider
  • 4 cups hot cooked brown rice

First, Experient Health wrote, trim fat from pork.

Spray large pan with non-stick cooking spray. Cook pork 1 pound at a time until browned. While pork is browning, in 4-6 quart crockery cooker layer carrots, onion, thyme, pepper, salt and garlic. Sprinkle with cereal and cherries. Top with browned pork.

Pour apple juice or cider over all. Cover and cook on low heat setting for 7-8 hours or on high heat setting for 3 ½ to 4 hours.

Prepare the brown rice according to package directions toward the end of the stew cooking. Brown rice typically takes about 40-45 minutes to cook. When rice is done cooking, stir pork mixture and serve over rice.

This recipe makes eight servings, with each serving containing 360 calories, two grams of saturated fat, 220 mg of sodium, 658 mg of potassium, 89 mg of calcium, 37 IU (0.91 mcg) of vitamin D, and six grams of dietary fiber.

About Experient Health:

For years, Experient Health, a Virginia Farm Bureau company, has helped people find the right insurance coverage and get the most for their health care dollars. The Richmond, Va.-based group is dedicated to providing high quality health insurance options to customers in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC. As a result, its consultants, with an average of more than 20 years experience, are intimately familiar with the states’ provider networks, products and regulations.

Representing the top national insurance carriers, Experient Health provides customers with multiple policy options designed to meet wellness needs and financial requirements.

Experient Health grew out of Virginia Farm Bureau and is a “hometown agency” in that it operates a network of more than 100 offices. However, it boasts the resources and technology of larger firms.

Consultants are available online, via phone and through their offices.

Learn more at http://www.experienthealth.com, utilize the online health insurance quote calculator or contact a consultant directly at 855.677.6580.

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