Weight Watchers Recipe of the Day: Favorite Healthy Crock Pot Recipes of the Week #2
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As I mentioned in last Sunday’s newsletter, weekly meal planning has fallen by the wayside this summer.
Instead, I’m using a just-in-time, day-by-day approach, which is a more efficient way to use ingredients already on hand. I spend a few minutes each evening planning what I’ll make the next day.
And because it’s scorching outside I’m doing a lot more cooking in my crock pot(s).
Crock Pots (aka slow cookers) are great not only because they’re mostly hands-off, but also because they contain their heat well keeping your kitchen relatively cool.
I also love that this style of cooking provides a steady supply of leftovers that can be reheated or repurposed for quick and easy lunches and dinners. Otherwise fattening fast food and take- out can be way too tempting at the end of a long day.
I often use my crock pots on the weekends to make light and healthy meals to warm up during the week.
If you’re following Weight Watchers® SmartPoints™ Plan or another diet plan for weight loss, it’s hard to beat the crock pot’s ability to provide light, healthy, flavorful low points meals that don’t require hours in the kitchen.
Since last week’s collection of favorite healthy crock pot recipes was such a hit with readers, for the rest of the summer, instead of posting weekly meal plans, I’ll continue to share a collection of favorite healthy crock pot recipes each week.
While most of you probably use your crockpots most during the cooler months, I find mine to be a life saver during hot Phoenix summers.
Slow cookers take much less electricity to run than your stove or oven, and they don’t heat up your kitchen the way those other appliances do. You’ll be happier not sweating over a hot stove and your AC will thank you too.
Favorite Crock Pot Recipes
From healthy Greek chicken pitas to Caribbean black beans with mango, here are ten of the healthy crock pot recipes that our readers and I are loving this week:
*PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT Weight Watchers Zero Points fruits and vegetables using the WW Recipe Builder.
More Light & Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes:
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Slow Cooker Jerked Pork with Caribbean Salsa
Our Favorite Healthy Crock Pot Recipes of 2014
Healthy Crock Pot Recipes for Summer
25 Slow Cooker Recipes for Weight Watchers
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12 Favorite Crock Pot Recipes with SmartPoints
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