Summer Crock-Pot Recipes

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Minestrone soup in crockpot

Slow cookers can be a lifesaver in the kitchen. They're also invaluable during the summer months, when you don't want the stove or oven heating up the house. Here are some fun high fiber recipes you can make in the Crock-pot.

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Minestrone Soup

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Serve a generous bowl of minestrone soup with your favorite tossed salad. .

75% water-fiber – foods onion, carrots, celery, zucchini, green beans, garlic, kidney beans, cannellini beans, diced tomatoes, fresh spinach, salad vegetables
25% – foods pasta, salad dressing

Black Bean Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Serve your sweet potatoes with the black beans and toppings. A fresh slice of watermelon would be a great dessert.

75% water-fiber foods – salsa, black beans, sweet potatoes, avocado, cilantro, jalapeño, shredded cabbage, scallions, guacamole, watermelon
25% foods – sour cream

Vegetable Barley Soup

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Serve your soup with meals that are lacking in fiber. A grilled cheese sandwich or cheese toast would be a perfect 25% side here.

75% water-fiber foods – onion, carrots, celery, garlic, green beans, barley, diced tomatoes, parsley
25% foods – bread, cheese

Chickpea Curry

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Serve your curry on top of brown rice or quinoa with a side apricot.

75% water-fiber foods – onion, chickpeas, sweet potatoes, bell peppers, diced tomatoes, jalapeño, garlic, spinach, cilantro, brown rice, apricot
25% foods – coconut milk

Recipe Note: Coconut milk is extremely high in saturated fat. Use the lite version to keep this recipe on the healthy side.

Crockpot Taco Soup

Make it a Full Plate Meal: I like to serve taco soup on top of a serving of chips. The chips would then be your 25% part of the plate. Top it off with fresh avocado slices, cilantro, red bell pepper, and red onions.

75% water-fiber foods – salsa, black beans, chickpeas, frozen corn, red onions, red bell pepper, cilantro, avocado
25% foods – chips

Water-fiber foods are 75% zone foods – whole, unprocessed fruits, vegetables, beans and cooked whole grains. For a more detailed explanation, watch Lesson 1.

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