Semi-Healthy Easy Crock Pot Recipes

roasted-pepper-stew-974916_960_720Grab your crock pots people!  The weather is getting colder. (We’re not going to say the sn*& word). A nice, hot meal can hit the spot. Yes, indeed, as you try to keep up with busy fall agendas and keep your family fed, we have some healthy recipes, or semi-healthy, or at least easy recipes for you which will literally allow you to dump and run. We have searched high and low, (you need a crock pot with both settings) to find easy recipes for the family on the go.  Here’s our updated, Semi-Healthy, Easy Crock Pot Recipes.

From Eating Well:

Just the title alone suggests that we are on the right track to healthy crock pot recipes.   Here’s the deal.  Eating Well had over 100 recipes to choose from so we decided to pick ones that were super easy and unique.

Braised Pork with Salsa

Seriously, only 8 ingredients and we know how to pronounce all of them.  Bonus:  this recipe is gluten free.

Overnight Oatmeal

blueberries-531209_960_720Ha!  Crock pots  or slow cookers or whatever you choose to call them aren’t just for dinner anymore.  We’re all about saving time, especially when there’s a mad scramble at breakfast to catch the bus.  Check out a little snippet from the website:

“Here is an easy way to serve a crowd a hearty breakfast before facing the elements for a day of winter sports. You can assemble it in the slow cooker in the evening and wake up to a bowl of hot, nourishing oatmeal. The slow cooker eliminates the need for constant stirring and ensures an exceptionally creamy consistency. It is important to use steel-cut oats; old-fashioned oats become too soft during slow-cooking.”

From Food.com

Please understand, we googled healthy crock pot desserts (why not, we’re already using the crock pot for breakfast) and low and behold one of the results was:

chocolate-842043_960_720Crock Pot Hot Fudge Sundae Cake

It’s a little high on the calorie side, but less than average as far as chocolate cake goes.  It is low fat and the ingredients are very simple.

Rosemary’s Original Crockpot Pizza

If you can do dessert in a crockpot, what else can you do?  Yes, pizza.  Again, super easy and super realistic, healthy crockpot meal.  Yes, friends, it’s okay to use jar sauce.  This recipe only takes 2 hours, but better to leave your crockpot on and run errands than your oven! Be sure to check out their other surprise crockpot uses!

At the Cannan Team, we’re all about trying to make your day a little easier.  You can have your cake and eat it too, even with a crock pot! If you’re looking for a new place to call home and plug in your crock pot, we can help with that too! Contact me today!