Hearty Crockpot Recipes for the Healthy Eater

Hearty Crockpot Recipes for the Healthy Eater

Hearty Crockpot Recipes for the Healthy Eater

The joy of slow cooking your food is that you only have to throw in the ingredients in a crockpot, leave it for a few hours then you'll be able to enjoy a fulfilling meal. A slow cooker brings out the flavor of food. It also tenderizes less expensive cuts of meat, so you do not have to spend much to enjoy a five-star dish!

Slow Cooker Chicken Chili

What you need:

  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cups diced tomatoes with green chile peppers
  • 2 cups salsa verde
  • 2 cups white beans
  • 1 3/4 cups corn kernels
  • 1 3/4 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste

Mix together onion, diced tomatoes with green chile peppers, salsa verde, white beans, corn, chicken broth, oregano and cumin in a crockpot. Stir until ingredients are well-combined. Place chicken breasts on top of the mixture. Cover and cook until chicken is cooked through, about 6-8 hours. When ready, remove chicken from the crockpot. Shred, return to crockpot and stir.

Slow Cooker Cheesy Seafood Dip

What you need:

  • 1 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup processed cheese food
  • 1/2 cup cooked lobster, flaked
  • 1/2 cup cooked crabmeat, flaked
  • 1/2 cup cooked small shrimp
  • 2 tablespoons low-fat cream cheese
  • 2 teaspoons seafood seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 loaf 1/2-inch thick French bread, lightly toasted

Mix together sour cream, processed cheese food, lobster, crabmeat, shrimp and cream cheese in a crockpot. Cover and cook on low until cheese is melted, about 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Add seafood seasoning and Worcestershire sauce to the mixture then mix to combine ingredients well. Serve with toasted French bread.

Slow Cooker Sausage Fiesta

What you need:

  • 1 kilogram smoked sausage, sliced ​​into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 kilogram green beans, trimmed and sliced ​​in half
  • 1/4 kilogram red potatoes, quartered
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

Place sausage, green beans, potatoes, onion, water, butter, vegetable oil, salt and ground black pepper in a crockpot. Toss to coat and to mix ingredients well. Cover and cook for 45 mins to 1 hour or until sausage is cooked through and vegetables are tender.

Cook these hearty yet nutritious crockpot recipes for a surely satisfying meal!

Source by Adrian T. Cheng


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