Crockpot Recipes

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:

Saucy Crock Pot Pulled Pork

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.

J brought me this beautiful rose as a surprise!

What recipes do you like in the crockpot? How else do you prepare meals ahead of time?

About stellarfashionandfitness

I am Jennifer Dome, a 33-year-old woman living in Birmingham, Ala., miles from my Northeast-based family and some of my closest friends, but loving the Magic City, my BF and the friends I’ve made here in the South. I’ve lived in nine different states, plus London, and worked for some top-notch publications (Southern Living, Women’s Wear Daily) as a writer and copy editor. Now I am the assistant editor at a bass fishing magazine. I’ve struggled with my weight for as long as I remember, at one time tipping the scale at 289 pounds. At the end of 2009, weighing in at about 275, I started counting calories and exercising regularly, finally finding some success in this ongoing battle. After a scare from my doctor in early 2010, that success became even more important to my overall health. It’s still a challenge, and the scale definitely moves up and down instead of just down, but my confidence that I will reach my goal is solid.
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One Response to Crockpot Recipes

  1. Mandy says:

    I am on the same mission. I am trying out a weight watchers Beef Stroganoff recipe tomorrow. I bet Jermaine would like it (no veggies). I’ll let you know!

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