5 Healthy Crockpot Recipes for the Fall
Some people will swear that the crock pot is the greatest food invention since sliced bread, and they do have a point; a crock pot is an amazing kitchen gadget that automatically cooks delicious casseroles, tender meat and more. The best part—you can put a bunch of ingredients in the crock pot, let it run safely, and in a few hours, voila, an entire slow-cooked meal. As the weather cools down, try these 5 recipes, and you’ll get the trifecta of perfect recipes: easy, simple, and healthy.
Slow Cooker Poached Salmon
This simple recipe is anchored around salmon, one of the healthiest foods around. Salmon is chock full of phosphorous, potassium, iron, zinc, b12 vitamins, Omega-3 fatty acids and more. Salmon also contains selenium, a mineral that’s important for keeping your thyroid working. It’s a simple, delicious recipe that uses common ingredients, and it only takes about an hour to cook.
Wine and Tomato Braised Chicken
Feel like you can’t have a fancy dinner and eat healthy at the same time? This recipe will show you otherwise. This dish slowly and tenderly cooks chicken in a wine and tomato sauce, and you can cook this first-date approved recipe in a crock pot. Chicken is one of the best meats around because it’s so lean and an amazing source of protein; the tomato sauce provides protein and fiber while being super low calorie and tasty. So fancy!
Slow Cooker Hawaiian Chicken
There’s nothing more versatile than slow cooker pulled chicken; you can eat it in a sandwich, over rice or noodles—whatever you want. The important thing is that this easy recipe uses a healthy Hawaiian-style sauce for a delicious dish you can eat with anything. It’s protein with a Hawaiian punch.
Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Pulled Pork Tacos
Who knew tacos could be healthy? Now thanks to this crock pot recipe, they’re easy to make, too. This recipe creates a little healthy twist on the typically fatty taco by adding butternut squash as bright garnish. Butternut squash is an unbelievable source of fiber, and is loaded with antioxidants, anti-carcinogens, and vitamins.
Chicken Enchilada Dip
Party food: it doesn’t have to be unhealthy. This recipe uses lean chicken and reduced fat cream cheese to create the ultimate, Mexican food-style dip that doesn’t sacrifice on taste. It also has peppers and chili powder—two substances that are great for kick starting your metabolism.
There you go: easy, delicious, healthy meals that will cook even when you’re not in the room. Want a little something more than healthy recipes to help you on your weight loss journey? Contact Total Body now for a consultation on a comprehensive medically-tested weight loss program.