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Making Dinner Fast in the Slow Cooker

crock potOne of my resolutions this year is to make the effort to meal plan each week (maybe even for the month but we’ll see) and make my grocery list for that week as well. It has greatly helped my family stay on track health wise and helps us save money each week. One of my favorite kitchen tools is the slow cooker or crock pot. It is possibly one of the few items from our wedding registry that gets used on a weekly basis! I’ve also heard great things about the instant pot too!

The crock pot is a great tool to have when you find yourself with a crazy week or lacking energy (or interest) in cooking at the end of the week. I tend to plan my meals for the week and look at our daily activities. I plan crock pot meals for days that we are running all over the place or on a Friday night when the last thing I want to do is prepare a meal. 

Here are a bunch of my favorite slow cooker meals along with some from my fellow Fairfield County Moms! Enjoy!

Buffalo Chicken Chili by Paleomg 

Sweet Pulled Pork Waffle Sliders by Paleomg

Slow Cooker Creole Chicken and Sausage by Pinch of Yum

Crock Pot Sesame Honey Chicken by Skinnytaste

Crock Pot Balsamic Pork Roast by Skinnytaste

Crock Pot Italian Sloppy Joe by Skinnytaste (This one tastes great with or without the roll if you are watching your carbs! A great substitute is eggplant “steaks” or a baked sweet potato)

Brazilian Curry Chicken by Paleomg

Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken by Strength & Sunshine

Slow Cooker Kalua Pig by Nom Nom Paleo

Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Honey Lime Chicken (Tacos) by Carls Bad Cravings

Slow Cooker Broccoli Beef by Creme de la Crumb

Crock Pot Picadillo by Skinnytaste

Noodle-less Eggplant Lasagna by Home Beccanomics

Slow Cooker Balsamic Pot Roast by Chic (add 1/2lb red potatoes and 2 carrots to complete the meal! Thanks Amy!)

Slow Cooker Sausage and Vegetable Ratatouille by Everyday Maven (This is Whole30 approved if you are following this great program! Not familiar, check it out…Are You Whole30?)

Hope you find something to make on a crazy night that your family will enjoy! Still need some other meal ideas? Check out these other great resources…..Crockpot Recipes to the RescueMy Go-To Recipes!It’s Chili Time! Recipes and Cook OffsSoup’s On! Five Soup Recipes Your Family Will LoveGirl Gone Grilling {favorite recipes using leftover grilled chicken}

We’d love to know your favorite thing to make in the crock pot. Please share in the comments below!

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2 Responses to Making Dinner Fast in the Slow Cooker

  1. Crystal Galati January 20, 2017 at 9:25 AM #

    what is the recipe for the pictured meal. It looks like a beef stew but I don’t see a recipe for that.

  2. Amy
    Amy January 23, 2017 at 8:08 AM #

    Crystal, I’m not sure what recipe it is, but it looks very similar to the Balsamic Pot Roast recipe — which is delicious!

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