Hearty Crockpot Recipes for the Healthy Eater

The joy of slow cooking your food is that you only have to throw in the ingredients in a crockpot, leave it for a few hours then you’ll be able to enjoy a fulfilling meal. A slow cooker brings out the flavor of food. It also tenderizes less expensive cuts of meat, so you don’t have to spend much to enjoy a five-star dish!Slow Cooker Chicken ChiliWhat you need:

3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1 onion, chopped

2 cups diced tomatoes with green chile peppers

2 cups salsa verde

2 cups white beans

1 3/4 cups corn kernels

1 3/4 cups chicken broth

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

Salt and ground black pepper to taste
Mix together onion, diced tomatoes with green chile peppers, salsa verde, white beans, corn, chicken broth, oregano and cumin in a crockpot. Stir until ingredients are well-combined. Place chicken breasts on top of the mixture. Cover and cook until chicken is cooked through, about 6-8 hours. When ready, remove chicken from the crockpot. Shred, return to crockpot and stir.Slow Cooker Cheesy Seafood DipWhat you need:

1 1/2 cup sour cream

1 cup processed cheese food

1/2 cup cooked lobster, flaked

1/2 cup cooked crabmeat, flaked

1/2 cup cooked small shrimp

2 tablespoons low-fat cream cheese

2 teaspoons seafood seasoning

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1 loaf 1/2-inch thick French bread, lightly toasted
Mix together sour cream, processed cheese food, lobster, crabmeat, shrimp and cream cheese in a crockpot. Cover and cook on low until cheese is melted, about 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Add seafood seasoning and Worcestershire sauce to the mixture then mix to combine ingredients well. Serve with toasted French bread.Slow Cooker Sausage FiestaWhat you need:

1 kilogram smoked sausage, sliced into 1-inch pieces

1/2 kilogram green beans, trimmed and sliced in half

1/4 kilogram red potatoes, quartered

1 onion, sliced

1/3 cup water

1 teaspoon butter

1 teaspoon vegetable oil

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon ground black pepper
Place sausage, green beans, potatoes, onion, water, butter, vegetable oil, salt and ground black pepper in a crockpot. Toss to coat and to mix ingredients well. Cover and cook for 45 mins to 1 hour or until sausage is cooked through and vegetables are tender.Cook these hearty yet nutritious crockpot recipes for a surely satisfying meal!

Chicken Soup To Feed The Swole! Crockpot Recipe

I’m not a fan of complicated recipes. Don’t get me wrong, mama taught me well and I can certainly cook. I just don’t seem to ever have the time. Especially if your diet focuses on clean high protein recipes, I find that I spend so much time planning my meals, that I lose interest when it comes to actually creating them. I’m a huge fan of crockpot recipes! A couple of minutes in the morning to toss some things in, and you come home to a healthy, home cooked meal! Here’s one of the easiest Chicken Soup Crockpot Recipes you’ll ever find.Chicken Soup To Feed The SwoleIf you’re hitting it hard at the gym and looking to pack on muscle or lose weight, then you need to focus on well rounded high protein recipes. Here’s what you’ll need to buy for this Chicken Crockpot Recipe:Ingredients1 Bag of Frozen Chicken Breasts2 boxes of 32 oz. Swanson Chicken Broth (99% Fat Free, Low Sodium)1.5 lbs of Small Red Potatoes1 Small to Medium Bag of Baby Carrots2 Medium Yellow OnionsPreparation1. The chicken breasts needs to be slightly thawed so that you can cut off any excess fat and chop them into large chunks. If you’re pulling them straight out of the freezer you can toss em in a bowl of hot water while you’re getting ready for work or getting your gym bag together.2. Halve the potatoes and toss em into the crockpot with the chicken and the baby carrots.3. Pour one box of the chicken broth into the crockpot4. Cut the peeled onion into large chunks and throw it in. If you don’t want your onions to be completely mushy, you can put em in about 20 minutes before you’re ready to eat and they’ll have maintained their texture.5. Set to high for 4-5 hours or low if you’re need to leave it for longer (6-7) hours.ServingWhen I serve it I like to add a little more chicken broth right into the bowl in addition to what’s in the crockpot. I keep the container in the fridge to add to the soup when I reheat it for left over meals as well.That’s it! If this takes you longer than 10-15 minutes to prepare then you probably have no business cooking anyway. So go get your pump on at the gym, and come home to a warm, delicious bowl of Chicken Soup To Feed The Swole!