Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes That Are So Easy And Tasty

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The ultimate meal prep hack: the slow cooker

On today’s episode of Live Lean TV, I’m sharing a couple healthy slow cooker recipes that are so easy and tasty.

But first, let me reveal a very helpful meal prep hack that will help you spend less time cooking, while having more healthy food to eat.

One of my favorite kitchen appliances that makes meal prep so easy, tasty, and of course, healthy is the slow cooker, also known as the crock pot.

It’s no secret that if you’re looking to start your Live Lean journey, you need to make changes to your lifestyle, especially your approach to nutrition.

Don’t be one of the “insane” ones

You can’t expect to continue eating the same foods, in the same quantities, that you always have, if you’re expecting different results.

That’s essentially the definition of insanity.

Doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results.

It’s time to meal prep

So if you’re looking to Live Lean, you need to start planning your meals and preparing them in advance.

Meal prep is one of the most effective ways to lose body fat and build lean muscle.

It may seem like a big task, but once you get used to it, it just becomes a part of your every week routine.

But, if you think you’re too busy to be constantly cooking in the kitchen, I don’t blame you.

We all are.

The solution to this is cooking in bulk and meal prepping on the weekends.

One simple way to do this is using a slow cooker

It’s one of the easiest ways to meal prep and cook in bulk.

Just throw all the raw ingredients into the slow cooker in the morning, turn it on, go about your day, and bon appetite!

Depending on what foods you add to it, it should be ready in 6-8 hours.

Believe me, the aromas and added flavor from slow cooking your food is amazing.

Also, most slow cooker recipes are lower calorie as no added oils, butters, or sauces are required to keep the food moist, since the juices from the meat help.

To really take advantage of slow cooker, make sure you add a lot of ingredients to cook in bulk, then store the left overs in the fridge or freezer.

That way, you can take them to work, or eat later as a quick snack on the go.

Healthy slow cooker recipes that are so easy and tasty

Slow cooker recipe #1: Tri-tip beef with vegetables

OMG, we love this quick and simple slow cooker meal.

We really enjoy the tri-tip beef from Costco, since it already has spices and seasonings on it.

To cook the tri-tip beef, follow these quick and simple slow cooker instructions in the morning.

That way, it’ll be hot, delicious, and ready for dinner.

Note: we usually pair this slow cooker recipe alongside a salad.

Print Recipe
Slow Cooker Tri-Tip Beef And Vegetables
Slow Cooker Tri-Tip Beef And Vegetables
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 7 hours
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servings
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 7 hours
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Slow Cooker Tri-Tip Beef And Vegetables
Instructions
  1. Add the tri-tip beef to the slow cooker.
  2. Add a 1/4 cup of water.
  3. Then add as many vegetables as you like. We usually add a combination of chopped onion, baby carrots, cauliflower, and broccoli.
  4. Put the lid on the slow cooker and set the timer for 7 hours.
  5. You're done.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Info (per serving):

Calories: 383

Protein: 43g

Carbohydrates: 10g

Fat: 19g

One of the best features about using your slow cooker is that you literally don’t have to touch it during the hours it’s cooking.

There’s little to no chance it’s going to burn, as long as you use enough liquid, since the heat turns off automatically when the timer is done.

This way it’s not going to overcook.

Once the tri-tip beef is finished cooking, the meat just falls apart, and makes the whole house smell so good.

This slow cooker recipe is just awesome.

Slow cooker recipe #2: Pork tenderloin with vegetables

Here’s how to make a pork tenderloin slow cooker meal that is absolutely delicious and so quick to prepare.

Here’s all you need to do.

Print Recipe
Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin With Vegetables
Slow Cooker Pork
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Slow Cooker Pork
Instructions
  1. Add the pork tenderloin to your slow cooker.
  2. Add in a healthy olive oil based tomato sauce that uses all natural ingredients. Make sure your tomato sauce does not contain soybean oil.
  3. Add 2 sliced zucchinis and a head of chopped cauliflower. However, feel free to use any of your favorite chopped vegetables.
  4. Add 2 tbsp of basil to give it an incredible flavor.
  5. Stir it up to make sure the tomato sauce is covering all the ingredients so it doesn't get dried out during the slow cooking process.
  6. Add the top to the slow cooker, set the timer for 6 hours, and you're done.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Info: (per serving):

Calories: 356

Protein: 45g

Carbohydrates: 8g

Fat: 16g

Again, one of the best parts of the slow cooker process is the amazing aromas when you come home from the office.

Sure, 6-7 hours may seem like it takes a long time to cook, but we recommend you start cooking it in the morning, then simply go on with your day.

Once it’s dinner time, it’ll be ready for you, nothing else required.

So there you go Live Lean Nation.

No more excuses about not having enough time to cook.

Go get yourself a slow cooker and put it to work for you.

Here’s a link to the slow cooker that we use.

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