Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes - Healing Gourmet

Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes

Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes

When you think of a slow cooker – or a crock pot – you might think of rich, heavy meals made with unhealthy ingredients like cream-of-something soup or powdered ranch dressing or processed gravy.

But using a slow cooker can be one of the healthiest ways to cook!

In fact, using just a few simple ingredients – like grass-fed beef or pastured poultry or pork – plus fresh herbs, spices, onions, garlic and broth or wine, you can have a deliciously-moist gourmet meal… with just a few minutes of hands-on preparation time.

For working moms, the slow cooker can be a real lifesaver. Instead of coming home to everyone’s favorite question  – “What’s for dinner?”  – you’ll be greeted by the aroma of a stress-free supper. Steam some organic broccoli, toss together a kale salad and dinner is served.

Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes: Why Cooking “Slow & Low” is the Way to Go!

Another important benefit of using the slow cooker instead of the grilling or broiling for a quick meal? It reduces harmful cooking byproducts that have been linked with cancer.

In fact, cooking protein-rich foods at high temperatures – even for short periods of time – promotes the formation of cancer-causing heterocyclic amines (HCAs). But you can prevent this… by slow cooking!

Cooking in a slow cooker – at or below 212 degrees F – creates negligible amounts of HCAs. Cooking “slow and low” also infuses your meat with wonderful flavor, a tender texture, and mouthwatering moisture.

Get Started with Slow Cooking Today

If you don’t own a slow cooker, this is an invaluable tool to have in your kitchen. But choose wisely! Please read our article on lead in slow cookers to protect your family from this little known danger.

Then get started making fuss-free meals your whole family will love like Slow Cooker Pork Roast with Garlic, Rosemary and LemonSlow Cooker White Chicken ChiliSlow Cooker Herb Chicken and many more.

 

Slow Cooker Herb Chicken

Slow Cooker Herb Chicken Recipe   Print Prep time 20 mins Cook time 480 mins … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Pepper Steak

Slow Cooker Pepper Steak Recipe   Print Prep time 20 mins Cook time 240 mins … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup

4.0 from 1 reviews Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup Recipe   Print Prep time 10 mins … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Coq au Vin (Chicken with Wine)

Slow Cooker Coq au Vin (Chicken with Wine) Recipe   Print Prep time 20 mins Cook … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Spaghetti Squash

Slow Cooker Spaghetti Squash Recipe   Print Prep time 5 mins Cook time 300 mins … [Read more...]

Slow-Roasted Cider Pork Loin with Cabbage (Dairy Free)

Slow-Roasted Cider Pork Loin with Cabbage (Dairy Free) Recipe   Print Prep time 20 mins … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chili

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chili Recipe   Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 180 mins … [Read more...]

Slow-Cooker Pork Roast with Garlic, Rosemary & Lemon

Slow-Cooker Pork Roast with Garlic, Rosemary & Lemon Recipe   Print Prep time 10 … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili Recipe   Print Prep time 30 mins Cook time 480 mins … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes

Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes Recipe   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 240 mins … [Read more...]

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