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Bye, family! Have a great day at work and school!

I’ll have dinner ready when you get home.

Dinner’s ready! Hey munchies!

I’m Alyssia. if you’re new to the channel, welcome!

Today we are covering a highly requested topic:

SLOW COOKER MEALS!

I’ve got 5 recipes coming your way, and after the excitement of my 3 ingredient recipes a few weeks ago, these all ALSO only have 3 main ingredients, not including the spices, and they can use any protein you prefer, so that could be chicken, beef, or even tofu for a vegan variation.

These are great for this time of year as it’s about to get chilly outside for some of us, and they make staying on track so easy!

First Up is MAPLE DIJON CHICKEN!

I add cubed chicken breast to the slow cooker, along with a bottle of Dijon mustard and some maple syrup. You could use honey but, if you prefer honey mustard!

Add the lid, and cook low and slow, I generally do about 6-8 hours on low, if you’re in a time crunch you could do 3 hours on high, but it’s going to be MUCH more tender if it’s cooked for longer. It just falls apart when you eat it and it has so much flavor!

Sweet, tangy and totally satisfying! Enjoy all of these meals as is, or with rice, a side salad, or whatever other sides you prefer!

Next Up Hawaiian BBQ Chicken!

This time, I add larger pieces of chicken breast to the slow cooker, a can of drained pineapple chunks, (if you can find pineapple chunks in water over juice, that’s preferred, but if not just drain the juice) and lastly, some of your favorite low sugar bbq sauce, and I do have a homemade variation in my UnJunk your Foods ebook, if you prefer a cleaner option.

Cook it low and slow, and it’s ready to go! I like to shred the chicken using 2 forks and return to the sauce to mix thoroughly. The slow cooker makes the protein SUPER moist and infuses the flavors deep into the meat rather than it just being on the surface.

Time to Check Out My Buffalo Tofu!

Thumbs up for easy weeknight dinners!  I add cubed super firm tofu to the slow cooker—you could use chicken— along with buffalo wing sauce and EITHER a packet of ranch seasoning, OR, I’m using my ranch seasoning mixture which is from my Meal Prep eBook.

The super firm tofu has less moisture, so it holds together really well when it’s cooked and doesn’t just crumble apart after the process is over.

This one definitely has a kick, so get those taste buds ready! If you’re enjoying these recipes, don’t forget to subscribe and hit that bell, that way you can get notified of new videos every single week! I’ve got a Beef Chili to show you next.

Spiced Up Beef Chili!

Now again, you could use any protein you prefer, but I went with beef to switch it up. I also add beans—I went with pinto but any would work—and diced tomatoes.

For chili spices, I’m adding chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano and salt and pep. Mix it up and let it do it’s thing! Chili is such an easy way to get In a healthy balance of macro-nutrients, and it’s SO versatile!

There’s no right or wrong way to do chili and it always ends up tasting great if it’s made in a slow cooker!

What! No Slow Cooker?

I do want you to know that, for all of these recipes I’ve shown you so far, you totally don’t have to use a slow cooker and can just make them in a pot over the stove.

Simply add the ingredients the exact same way, and let it cook over low heat for the same amount of time.

Of course, I don’t recommend leaving the house if you use this method, but the food will cook just the same!

I’ve got one more recipe to share…

Yummy Whole Roast Chicken

This is pretty cool. First I mix together my dry rub of spices. I used paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, thyme, and salt and pep, but you can use your favorite mix.

I take a whole chicken that has the insides removed and is washed and patted dry and add the rub on top, covering thoroughly. I then add a chopped onion to the slow cooker

This is going to both raise my chicken up so it cooks throughout and provide added flavor.

My rubbed down chicken goes right on top, and that is literally IT!

Because we have the whole chicken here, we don’t need to add any liquid or oil. It’s going to release it’s own moisture and fat throughout the process to keep it soft and tender.

It cooks for 6-8 hours on low or 4 hours on high, but be sure to check for this one because the size of your chicken can vary. When you remove the lid you’ll be able to see all of the natural liquid that’s accumulated, and it’s ready to serve!

What More Could You Ask For?

If you’re someone who enjoys a rotisserie chicken because of the convenience, or going to a restaurant that serves chicken, I’m telling you this is going to be cheaper because whole chickens are the least expensive way to buy protein.

And, easier because you literally just throw it in the cooker, and most importantly, more flavorful because those ingredients are able to infuse deep down into the chicken rather than just stay on the skin.

And, by the way, would you mind doing me a favor and share it with a person that you think would like these recipes?

Remember, they can all be made with tofu, chicken or any protein you prefer to accommodate your lifestyle.

Now, you know how to prepare healthy slow cooker meals by simply using only 3 ingredients. Get out your slow cooker now and surprise your family tonight with your new meal idea.

Such a win! I hope you guys enjoyed these easy slow cooker meals, if you want more, don’t forget to give this video a thumbs up,.

Try Out This Cool Tofu Recipe From the Video

BUFFALO TOFU

Yields 8 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs. super-firm tofu, cubed
  • 8-12 oz. bottle of franks wing buffalo sauce
  • 1 packet ranch seasoning mix

Preparation:

Add all ingredients to slow cooker.

Cover with lid and cook on low for 6-8 hours (or 3 hours on high).

BEEF CHILI

Yields 5 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 1lb. ground beef
  • 1 can (15 oz.) beans of choice (pinto)
  • 1 can (14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • salt & pepper

Preparation:

Add all ingredients to slow cooker or crockpot. Mix to combine

Cover with lid and cook on low for 6-8 hours (or 3 hours on high).

HAWAIIAN CHICKEN

Yields 7 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into larger pieces to be shredded later
  • 1 bottle (18 oz.) low-sugar BBQ sauce
  • 1 can (20 oz.) pineapple chunks

Preparation:

Add all ingredients to slow cooker or crockpot.

Cover with lid and cook on low for 6-8 hours (or 3 hours on high).

Remove chicken pieces from slow cooker and shred w/ two forks.

Return to sauce to soak up flavors.

MAPLE DIJON CHICKEN

Yields 8 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into cubes
  • 1 bottle (12 oz.) Dijon mustard
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup

Preparation:

Add all ingredients to slow cooker or crockpot.

Cover with lid and cook on low for 6-8 hours (or 3 hours on high).

WHOLE ROASTED CHICKEN:

Yields 8 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 whole chicken (4-5 lbs.), insides removed, washed & patted dry
  • 2 Tbsp of your favorite spices
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 1 onion, peeled & cut into wedges

Preparation:

Wash chicken and pat dry. Remove insides and tie legs together with twine.

In a mixing bowl, combine spices.

Rub outside of chicken with spice mixture and coat thoroughly.

Place onion wedges in a layer in the bottom of the slow cooker.

Add chicken on top of onions.

Cook on low in slow cooker for 6 to 8 hours (depending on size), or on high for 4 hours.

Be sure to check on your chicken throughout the process, because sizes and cooking times will vary!

Remove chicken and onions from slow cooker and serve!

healthy slow cooker recipesThere’s Nothing Quite Like Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes

healthy slow cooker recipes

Healthy eating is something we all would like to do, although at times, it can be hard. One of these times is during the holidays when things are so hectic around your house. As a matter of fact, this is the time when many people decide to take a break from cooking & head out to their favorite restaurant.

As a cook, you might say anytime is the perfect time for healthy slow cooker recipes, right?

Yes, eating healthy is a way of balancing the food you eat to keep your body in great health. But first, you must make the right food choices

Preparing easy healthy crock pot recipes, you’ll have peace of mind about your loved ones getting  the  necessary vitamins and minerals their bodies need to keep them healthy.

Perhaps, you are searching for more healthy meals to prepare for your loved ones.. Well, this is the place because …

I’m ready to share 4 more healthy slow cooker recipes with you.

In other words, keep reading to give your family the nutritious meals they deserve.

1. Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Curry Recipe

Ingredients:

  • Chicken parts – 2 pounds (separate leg from thigh)
  • Onion – 1 medium to large (chopped)
  • Celery – 1 stalk (chopped)
  • Garlic – 1 clove (sliced or crushed, chopped)
  • Curry seasoning – 1 tablespoon
  • Black pepper – 1 teaspoon
  • Chicken broth – 1 can
  • Diced tomatoes – 1 can
  • Salt
  • Oil (for browning) – 1 tablespoon

Cooking Directions:

1. First, place the chicken pieces in a skillet with the tablespoon of oil and brown.

2. Next, put the chopped onions, celery and garlic in the bottom of your slow cooker, then place the browned chicken parts on top.

3. Now, blend the curry seasoning and black pepper into the chicken broth, then pour the mixture and can of diced tomatoes into slow cooker.

4. Put cover on slow cooker and cook on low 8 to 10 hours or high 4 to 5 hours.

5. Salt to taste and serve over rice.

 

2.Slow Cooked Greens Topped With Sesame Oil

Ingredients:

  • Greens – 1 bunch
  • Garlic – 1 clove (minced)
  • Ginger – 1 teaspoons (grated)
  • Soy sauce – 1 tablespoon
  • Rice wine or white vinegar – 1 teaspoon
  • Water (if cooking all day) – 1/4 to 1/2 cup
  • Sesame oil or chili sesame oil to taste

Cooking Directions:

1. First, prepare the greens the night before by washing and cutting them up

2. Next, mince the garlic and grate the ginger.

3, The following morning, put the greens, minced garlic, grated ginger, soy sauce, vinegar and water in your slow cooker.

4. Place cover on slow cooker and cook on low 8 hours or high 4 hours.

5. Then top with sesame oil.

3. Slow Cooker Cajun Shrimp Recipe

Ingredients:

  • Tomatoes – 1 can (28 ounce, un-drained, cut up)
  • Chicken broth – 1 can (14 ounce)
  • Onion – 1 cup (chopped)
  • Green sweet pepper – 1 cup (chopped)
  • Long grain and wild rice mix – 1 package (6 ounce)
  • Water – 1/4 cup
  • Garlic – 2 cloves (minced)
  • Cajun seasoning – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Shrimp – 1 pound (de-veined, peeled, and cooked)
  • Bottled hot pepper sauce — optional

Cooking Directions:

1. First, combine tomatoes, chicken broth, chopped onion, chopped green sweet pepper, rice mix with seasoning packet, water, minced garlic and Cajun seasoning in a 3 1/2 or 4 quart slow cooker.

2. Place cover on slow cooker and cook on low 5 to 6 hours or on high 3 to 3 1/2 hours.

3. Then if using low-heat setting, turn slow cooker to high-heat setting and stir shrimp into rice mixture.

4. Place cover back on slow cooker and cook for an additional 15 minutes.

5. Top with hot pepper sauce, if desired.

4 . Slow Cooker Vegetable Soup W/ V-8 Juice

Ingredients:

  • Potatoes – 2 medium (chopped)
  • Tomatoes – 4 medium (chopped)
  • Green beans – 2 cups
  • Zucchini – 2 small (cubed)
  • Yellow squash – 1 medium (cubed)
  • Onion – 1 medium (chopped)
  • Carrots – 4 small (sliced)
  • Celery stalks – 2 (sliced)
  • Eggplant – 1 cup (cubed)
  • Portabello mushrooms – 1 cup (sliced)
  • Parsley – 1 tablespoon
  • Garlic – 3 teaspoons
  • V-8 juice – 4 cups

Cooking Directions:

1. First, mix all the ingredients above in your slow cooker.

2.Then place cover on slow cooker and cook on low for 7 – 8 hours or until the vegetables are tender.

No More Worry About Preparing A Healthy Meal

Do you regret not having a healthy meal sitting on the dinner table tonight for your loved ones?

Well, now,get ready to prepare some new and exciting and easy slow cooker recipes guaranteed to satisfy anyone’s hunger.  .

I’ve compiled a collection of 35 Healthily Slow Cooker Recipes that will give you a choice of preparing a healthy chicken meal for dinner tonight.

I hope these recipes will entice you to cook more healthy meals.

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