As part of my mission to eat healthier, I’m trying to prepare more meals at home. It’s also helping me budget to eat fewer meals out at restaurants. One of my favorite ways to prepare a meal is using the crockpot. If you collect all your ingredients the night before, you can throw it together in the morning before work and then “voila!” you have dinner ready when you get home.
Problem #1: I don’t have many recipes for the crockpot. I generally use it for chili or chicken tacos (chicken breasts + a jar of salsa, crockpot on low for the day, then shred meat. Easy peasy!). I’d like to have a wider variety of recipes for the crockpot to make dinners easier to prepare. When I get home from the gym at 7:00 or 8:00 at night, cooking dinner isn’t always my favorite thing to do. Plus, most crockpot meals yield more than one meal. Love me some leftovers!
So, enter in new crockpot recipe #1, courtesy of a great blogger—Jenna at Eat, Live, Run. (Click on the link for the recipe.) With a pork shoulder, a few spices, and two sauces, you end up with this:
It is heavenly!! J and I ate it on huge Hawaiian rolls that were super soft and tasty.
Luckily I had the calories for the roll that day, but I’ll eat the leftovers without a roll since I’m trying to eat fewer carbs in the evenings.
What recipes do you like in the crockpot? How else do you prepare meals ahead of time?