5 Healthy Slow-Cooker Recipes

You can have hearty and nutritious meals ready to eat when you come home thanks to the useful, hardworking slow cooker.

| November/December 2013

  • Photo By Bill Bettencourt

For many people, cooking is an act of love. Fresh ingredients, carefully and conscientiously selected, prepared at the height of their flavor and nutritional power, served lovingly and proudly for family and friends. In some small way, slow cooking captures that tradition and spirit.

The slow cooker is the perfect compromise between our modern need for food that’s convenient and fast, and the wistful nostalgia for beautiful, flavorful meals that simply can’t be found in the drive-through takeout. You can shop for fabulous ingredients, assemble and prepare them in a relatively easy way, go to work, and come home to a scrumptious, flavorful, utterly nutritious meal. No “slaving over a hot stove,” but also no need to depend on fast food. For every recipe here, you merely buy the ingredients, do a little prep, throw it in the slow cooker and leave it alone. Hours later when you’re ready to eat, there it is. Nutritious and delicious.

5 Healthy Slow-Cooker Recipes

Simple Slow-Cooker Beef Tacos Recipe
Slow-Cooker Chicken Teriyaki Lettuce Wraps Recipe
Slow-Cooker Minestrone Soup Recipe
Slow-Cooker Jambalaya Recipe
Slow Cooker Chili Recipe with Pineapple and Pepper

Excerpted from The 150 Healthiest Slow Cooker Recipes on Earth by Jonny Bowden and Jeannette Bessinger.

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