I’ve been feeling a little guilty lately knowing how I’ve neglected all you moms who rely so heavily on your crock pots. Although I’ve been slow cooking a batch of beans on a near weekly basis, my slow cooker has otherwise been collecting dusk, which is why it’s been a while since any new recipes have come your way.
Lucky for all of us, I had a serendipitous meeting with Regina Ragone, food director for Family Circle magazine while on a visit to her test kitchen recently. A registered dietitian and whiz at the stove, Regina is a former teacher of mine. We got to talking about slow cookers and how hungry her readers (and mine) are for healthy recipes. Fatty cuts of meat such as pork shoulder and short ribs thrive in the crock pot; lower fat dishes are harder to come by. So when she told me they’d just published a feature of healthy crock pot recipes, I was all over it. You can access all six of them below, along with a handful of useful tips. Logging in is required, but it takes all of a minute to do: well worth access to the recipes!
If you have any healthy slow cooker recipes or recipe resources, please share with the rest of us!