If you asked me which small kitchen appliance I wouldn’t be able to live without, it would have to be my slow cooker hands down.
I use my crock-pot all the time. It’s a total lifesaver when I need my hands free while dinner is cooking which is a must some days when you have two small kiddos.
When I received a copy of the Healthy Slow Cooker Revolution cookbook by America’s Test Kitchen to review, I couldn’t wait to start reading through it! This is the latest volume of their best selling Slow Cooker Revolution series and it contains a well rounded collection of 200 fresh and healthy recipes packed with vegetables and hearty grains.
They also include a guide of slow cookers that they have tested and recommend. I find this extremely helpful because after owning a number of slow cookers over the years, I have found that each brand performs differently which can then alter the cooking times suggested in a recipe.
- stews and chilis,
- chicken and turkey
- steaks, chops and roasts
- vegetable mains and sides
- recipes for two
- rice, grains, and beans
It was nice to see every recipe also include the nutritional information per serving along with shopping and prep tips. There are also a lot of color photos throughout which can be so helpful for any new-to-me dishes that I’ve never made before.
Many of the recipes can be prepped in less than 15 minutes and most of them don’t involve any stove-top time.
I’m sharing two of the recipes that I made from the cookbook and I seriously can’t wait to try more. Everything I made so far was full of flavor with minimal prep time.
Quinoa, Sweet Potato and Corn Casserole
If you follow me on Instagram, I shared this Quinoa, Sweet Potato and Corn Casserole that I made first.
I make quinoa at least twice a week but have never made it in the slow cooker before so I was so excited to try this recipe.
The sweet potatoes were infused together with the garlic, shallots and some spices. Then they were placed in the slow cooker along with the quinoa, bell peppers and vegetable broth for a few hours. Once they were done, I added corn, avocado and some cilantro to tie in all the flavors.
After trying this dish, I think this will be the ONLY way I cook quinoa from now on. My son and husband are not usually fans of quinoa and they absolutley LOVED this dish which says a lot.
The flavors and textures were perfect and the minimal prep time made it even better!
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Disclosure: I received a copy of Healthy Slow Cooker Revolution for review purposes. Giveaway is sponsored by America’s Test Kitchen.