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Wondering How To Start Cooking With A Slow Cooker? 

It took Trish approximately 20 minutes to cook dinner this morning.  She consulted her recipe book and threw the chicken, onion, and chopped apple in the crockpot, sprinkled it with curry and covered it with coconut milk and chicken broth.  When she got home later that day she made a quick pot of rice, threw in some peanuts and voila!  Chicken Curry with Peanuts over Rice was finished!  Her family was impressed with the new dish and happy they weren’t eating spaghetti again.

Many people don’t know how to cook with a slow cooker.  If you didn’t grow up eating some of these tasty dinners, cooking with this appliance might be a little overwhelming.  Contrary to popular belief, there are an amazing variety of dishes you can make that rival restaurant meals.  How do you get started taking advantage of all the benefits your crockpot has to offer?

Having some good recipes under your belt is essential!  Tasty beef stews, creamy curried chicken, cheesy enchiladas, even desserts like peach cobbler can all be made in a few simple steps using your slow cooker.  Having a few key recipe books on hand to refer to can cut down the prep time even more, and give you plenty of fresh ideas to liven things up at dinnertime.

If you’re ready to start cooking traditional or even international slow cooker recipes for your family, visit today and order these recipe books to get started!  You can be on your way to creating simple, interesting dinners your family will love in no time.

Here is a list of some of the great recipes that you could get access to…

  • Beef Stew
  • Breakfast
  • Cheesey Macaroni
  • Chicken
  • Pork Pot Roast
  • Chicken Noodle Soup – Yummy!
  • Chili
  • Vegetarian
  • Slow Pot Roast
  • Crockpot chicken recipes
  • Meatloaf
  • Pork
  • Pot Roast
  • Soups
  • Lowfat Crockpot recipes
  • Weight watchers
  • Beef stroganoff

Cooking Low-Fat Crock Pot Recipes

Cooking Low-Fat Crock Pot Recipes Is Amazingly Simple And with the wide variety of recipes, you’ll never know it’s good for you!

Many people don’t realize that cooking with a crock pot can be incredibly healthy.  Because of the “one-dish meal” stereotype, they envision calorie-laden stews, high fat casseroles, or large chunks of fatty roast.  Not any more though!  There are plenty of low-fat crock pot recipes out there that are tasty AND healthy.

Keeping these tips in mind can keep you on the road to healthy eating using your slowcooker , and aid your weight loss attempts by giving you some variety in your diet.  You can also purchase a crock pot recipe book to give you some dinner ideas.

  • Stay away from recipes that call for canned vegetables or sauces. These are usually either high in fat or high in sodium.  Substitute fresh for canned whenever possible.  Not only will your dinner be more nutrient rich, but it will taste better too!
  • If you really want to make a recipe that calls for a canned broth, refrigerate it before dumping it in.  The cold will make the fat congeal at the top, and you can skim it off before adding it to your recipe.
  • If you want to use a recipe that calls for chicken, take all the skin off before adding it to the crockpot.  Chicken skin contains loads of calories, and this will really help lighten up the dish if you take it off.
  • Use fresh vegetables instead of canned when cooking.  If you wait and add them closer to the end of the cooking cycle they’ll retain more nutrients.  Having them a little “less” done will also add some nice texture to the dish!

Having dinner waiting for you when you walk in the door will also save you calories in a different way.  How many times have you “tasted” and “snacked” while you’re cooking?  You almost can’t help it when you’re smelling all those wonderful smells.  Using a crock put will completely eliminate this type of grazing, since dinner is ready to eat the moment you walk in the door!