5 Best Slow Cooker Meals - From Our PP E-Cookbook
There’s nothing like someone else cooking an entire meal for you, but for most of us owning a slow cooker is the closest thing we’ll have to a personal chef. With just a little time investment in prep, you can sit back and relax while your slow cooker does the rest. Here we’ve pulled together 5 of our favorite healthy slow cooker recipes from our Powell Performance Cookbook.
Slow Cooker Chicken Chili
This meal made the cut due to the plethora of veggies, a great mix of beans and a powerful lean protein source from the chicken. Having an all in one perfect meal is extremely useful and allows you to save time and money, meal prepping for multiple days at once. Making food ahead of time is one of our favorite habits to introduce to our clients and athletes.
Slow Cooker Beef & Broccoli
The simplicity of a slow cooker is one of the biggest reasons we recommend it to all of our athletes, regardless of eating level. This meal has a ton of protein, a great source of carbs and amazing iron sources from the broccoli. All of this along with a short 10-minute prep time makes it a great set it and forget it meal before heading to work or school.
Slow Cooker Italian Salmon
Full of protein and omega 3's, incredibly easy to make and tasty? Yes please! This is a staple dish in the Powell household and something we really enjoy sharing with people for meal prepping. This dish contains solid amount of veggies as well to hit the 4 components of a perfect meal. You can easily make this more calorically dense by serving over rice. Want to make it slightly lower in calories? Serve over a bed of lettuce, kale or cauliflower rice!
Slow Cooker Gumbo
One thing the Cajun people in Louisiana definitely get right is adding tons of veggies and seafood into their diet. Another benefit is the seasonings they use have some great health benefits. To complete the meal, serve this over your choice of high-quality carb like rice or potatoes. This one really hits home with great protein sources from the shellfish and amazing vitamins and minerals from the veggies. If you've never tried okra before, this is a great introduction to it!
Slow Cooker Vegan Burrito Bowl
Looking to institute a Meatless Monday or to increase the amount of veggies you are eating? Look no further than this amazing dish for great protein from black beans and an incredible amount of micronutrients, specifically Vitamin A, Iron and lycopene. It's also well seasoned with some great nutritionally beneficial toppings like cumin. Even if you aren't vegan, this can be a great base for other protein sources like turkey, beef, chicken, etc.
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