Tag Archives: slow cooker

Weekly Tips for March 19, 2012

Posted on 18. Mar, 2012 in Uncategorized

How do you go from Mach 7 to doing nothing? Easy, just tell yourself you are going to do it and plan it!  It took some doing but after two very long weeks, this body did nothing today and feel fabulous for it. There was lots of laying in bed until noon, watching brainless television (Does anyone really believe the Housewives of Orange County are real?), napping and listening to the rain and wind.  It is not easy to take time for yourself, but this is your homework for the next week. It may not be a whole day, but find some time at least an hour and take it!  Report back and share your new outlook. (more…)

Meatless Monday – Enchilada Casserole in the Slow Cooker

Posted on 18. Mar, 2012 in Food

Whip together this vegetarian enchilada casserole, put it in your slow-cooker and come home to an easy dinner.

Ingredients

3 tablespoons diced green chiles, divided

1/2 cup salsa

1/4 cup chopped green onions

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained

1 (11-ounce) can corn with red and green peppers, drained

1 (10-ounce) can enchilada sauce

1/2 cup egg substitute

1 (8 1/2 ounce) package corn muffin mix

2 tablespoons chopped bottled roasted red bell peppers

1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded reduced-fat Mexican blend or cheddar cheese

6 tablespoons low-fat sour cream or fat free greek yogurt

1 1/2 teaspoons thinly sliced fresh cilantro

Preparation

1. Place 2 tablespoons green chiles and next 6 ingredients (through enchilada sauce) in a 3 1/2-quart electric slow cooker; stir well. Cover with lid; cook on low-heat setting 4 hours.

2. Combine remaining 1 tablespoon green chiles, egg substitute, muffin mix, and roasted bell peppers in a bowl. Spoon batter evenly over bean mixture in slow cooker. Cover and cook 1 hour or until corn bread is done.

3. Sprinkle cheese over corn bread. Cover and cook 5 minutes or until cheese melts. Top each serving with sour cream; sprinkle with cilantro.

 

Creamless Broccoli Cheese Soup in the Crock Pot

Posted on 29. Jan, 2012 in Food

This is more of a slam bam recipe than accuracy. Just kind go with it.

 Ingredients:

3 skinless boneless chicken thighs or breasts (fresh, not frozen or cooked)

2 cups of frozen broccoli (Next time I would up this to 3 cups for more broccoli taste)

4 cups of low sodium chicken broth

2 cups of partially cooked butternut squash cubes

4-6 oz of cheese curds

2 cups of grated low fat Mexican cheese

2 tablespoons of crushed garlic

2 teaspoons of corn starch

Here is how I threw it together/Directions:

Spray bottom of crock pot with nonfat cooking spray.

Place chicken in bottom of crock pot.

Pour in broccoli.

Cover with chicken broth.

Stir in 1/2 of cheese curds, garlic and salt and pepper for taste.

Place crock pot on HIGH for 2 hours.

Keep stirring about every hour.

After 1 hour add cup of grated cheese and rest of curds.

At 4 hour mark, take out chicken and shred with fork.

Reduce heat on crock pot to LOW.

While chicken is out, mix 1/2 cup of water with 1-2 teaspoons of corn starch. Once mixed with no lumps, slowly pour into soup while mixing with beaters on low. This will cause soup to thicken.

Add chicken back to soup and add one more cup of cheese.

Mix all together and let sit on for 1 more hour on LOW.

The consistency reminds of me chicken verde but more orange than green.

After total of approximately 4.5 hours, serve and enjoy.

Weekly Tips for January 23, 2012

Posted on 22. Jan, 2012 in Uncategorized

My purpose in chatting, blogging, and posting on this site is NOT to convince you to go vegetarian, to tell you that you need to lose weight, or to say that you need to live like me.

My biggest wish IS that you will take some of the things that I share and use them to educate yourself and make the choices that work for YOU. I HOPE everyone becomes their own health advocates and become the healthiest version of themselves possible. You CAN do it and I am always here for comments, questions, venting and new ideas!  Now, onto this week’s tips….

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Chicken & Black Beans in the Slow Cooker

Posted on 22. Jan, 2012 in Food

Skinny Crock Pot posted this great easy dinner.

Cook Time: 4 hours &  Servings: 4 (more…)

Balsamic Chicken in the Slow Cooker

Posted on 17. Jan, 2012 in Food

Balsamic Chicken
From Skinny Ms. Slow Cooker.

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