Slow Cooker Recipes

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Cooking healthy food can be time-consuming, but it doesn't have to be. This week, we're sharing recipes that require minimal prep before finishing off in the slow cooker.

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Sweet Potato Lentil Chili

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Serve your chili with cornbread as the 25% part of the plate..

75% water-fiber foods – onions, celery, garlic, red pepper, green pepper, sweet potatoes, lentils, corn, canned tomatoes, spinach
25% foods – cornbread

White Bean Mashed Potatoes

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Adding beans to mashed potatoes is a great way to keep your blood sugar from spiking after the meal. Serve your mashed potatoes with roasted veggies and a serving of grilled fish or tofu as your 25% item.

75%water-fiber foods – potatoes, fresh herbs, beans, garlic, shallots, zucchini, peppers, tomatoes, onions,
25% foods – fish/tofu, oil, milk

Chickpea Butternut Squash Soup

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Serve your soup as a light lunch or supper, would taste great plated atop 1/2 cup of cooked brown rice.

75% water-fiber foods – onion, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, garlic, butternut squash, chickpeas, spinach, rosemary, brown rice
25% foods – coconut milk

Recipe Note: Use lite coconut milk to reduce the amount of saturated fat in this recipe.

Chicken With Sweet Potato and Broccoli

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Double the sweet potatoes and broccoli. Plate one piece of chicken with sweet potatoes and broccoli. Fresh apple slices are a good ending to the meal. Don’t eat meat? Sere your veggies with Gardein Original Chick’n Strips.

75% water-fiber foods –sweet potato, broccoli, apples
25% foods – chicken

Quinoa Enchilada Casserole

Make it a Full Plate Meal:Serve your casserole with sliced tomatoes, avocados, and chili peppers. A few chips with salsa would be a nice 25% addition to the meal.

75% water-fiber foods – quinoa, black beans, corn, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, onion and garlic, avocado, tomatoes, chili peppers, salsa
25% foods –chips, cheese

👉 Water-fiber foods are 75% zone foods – whole, unprocessed fruits, vegetables, beans and cooked whole grains. 

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