Slow Cooker Artichoke and Whey Protein Stew

Slow Cooker Artichoke and Whey Protein Stew
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What Started it all:
Whey Protein, Artichoke, spices (cumin, paprika, chili powder), slow cooker

This hearty, gluten-free stew is perfect for a cozy family dinner. Packed with protein and bursting with flavors from artichokes and spices, it’s a nutritious meal that’s easy to prepare in a slow cooker. Gather your loved ones around the table and enjoy this delicious, healthy dish together.


  • 2 cups artichoke hearts (fresh or canned, drained and chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons whey protein powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 large tomatoes, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)


  1. Prepare the Ingredients: Chop the artichoke hearts, onion, tomatoes, and bell peppers. Mince the garlic. Measure out the spices and whey protein powder.
  2. Sauté the Vegetables: Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the chopped onions and garlic, sauté until they become translucent. Add the chopped bell peppers and continue to sauté for another 5 minutes.
  3. Combine Ingredients in the Slow Cooker: Transfer the sautéed vegetables to the slow cooker. Add the artichoke hearts, diced tomatoes, cumin, paprika, chili powder, and whey protein powder. Pour in the vegetable broth and stir well to combine.
  4. Cook the Stew: Set the slow cooker to low and cook for 6-8 hours, or on high for 3-4 hours. Stir occasionally to ensure even cooking and prevent sticking.
  5. Season and Serve: Taste the stew and add salt and pepper as needed. Serve hot, garnished with fresh chopped parsley.

This Slow Cooker Artichoke and Whey Protein Stew is a fantastic way to enjoy a nutritious and flavorful meal with your family. The slow cooking process melds the spices and ingredients together beautifully, creating a dish that’s both comforting and healthy. Enjoy this gluten-free delight with your loved ones and savor the goodness of fresh, wholesome ingredients.

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