10 Awesome Crockpot Recipes
This week I am taking a little break from Meal Planning. Big A is out of town most of the week and I am feeling like I need to regroup in terms of my nutrition. I ate things this past week that did not serve me well, mainly dairy (and coffee) and I need to be a little kinder to my system. I am going to be focusing on a lot of veggies, limited dairy, and limited coffee.
We found an awesome farmer’s market and will be doing our shopping there today. They even have a fish monger! We will be picking up plenty of fresh fish including Salmon and Monk. Last week the fish monger gave us (as in free – how awesome!) some monk fish to try. It was pretty good – chewy but not as chewy as lobster. John didn’t care for the smell while preparing it but we are going to try it again. It would be fabulous in a seafood soup.
Let’s start with last week. I highly, highly recommend the Spaghetti Squash Carbonara. I feel this recipe is incredibly flexible so if you don’t like pancetta, use chopped meat/bits of sausage or omit entirely. Just make it! The other recipe that worked well, as discussed in my Kids Eats post, was the Macaroni and Cheese recipe. I am so happy to never buy a box of mac and cheese again!
Don’t worry, even though I am sticking to brussels, beets, squashes, and fish doesn’t mean I am leaving you in a lurch. I have received a number of reader requests for crockpot recipes. I don’t use my crockpot every week but I do use it about once a month. However, after scouring Pinterest and the interwebs for awesome recipes, I may make this a weekly occurrence.
Here are 10 Awesome Crockpot Recipes for you to try:
- Vegetarian Stuffed Cabbage Slow Cooker Recipe/River City Sammon
- Beef Stew/Low Carb CrockPot Recipes
- 5 Ingredient Crock Pot Chili/Wellness Mama
- Slow Cooker Ratatouille/The Perfect Pantry
- Crockpot Two Bean Veggie Chili/Happy Fit Mama
- Crockpot Chicpea Curry/Mommy Run Fast
- Crock Pot Italian Fagioli Soup/Against All Grain
- Crock Pot Chana Masala/Frugal Bites
- Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers/Taste of Home
- Healthy Crock Pot Mini Turkey Meatballs/ How Sweet Eats
I have made recipe #3 and it is great. It is a no bean chili which I always hope my kids will eat but so far its been a “no go.” What I do is I puree a can of kidney beans and mix it in to thicken the chili. Through blogging I “know” Angela from Happy Fit Mama (#5) and Laura from Mommy Run Fast (#6) so I trust they have great recipes. I love all of the Against All Grain recipes so I am most excited to try the Italian Fagioli Soup (#7). We also love us some Indian food so #8, Crock Pot Chana Masala, is high on the list.
I hope you enjoy this round up. I am happy to do these types of posts upon request, anytime. All you have to do is ask
OH! and do you know what would be a HUGE time saver for you? If you would use those cute buttons at the bottom of this post to PIN it to your Recipe Pinterest Board! I don’t mind at all.
And one more thing before I let you go…if you missed any posts from this week, stick around a check them out:
Old School Blogging - if you are interested in learning more about me.
Triathon is a Winter Sport - Triathlon geeky stuff. Probably good for runners too. John wrote this one obviously!
Kids Eats - I talk about what my kids eat and how we are transitioning them to adult food.
The Only Time Management Tip You Need - My favorite post this week as it was something my heart needed to say.
Do any of these look good to you? What other roundups would you like to see?