5 Paleo Slow Cooker Recipes to Spice Up Your Food Boredom
I love my slow cooker. It’s a fast way to prepare a meal that will last a few days, which makes it ideal for people who have have limited energy for cooking; spoonies like me, busy moms and dads, or people who don’t like to spend a ton of time in the kitchen.
I’m always scrounging for new slow cooker recipes to shake up my meal planning, so if you feel like you are in a rut, here are five of my favorites to try. (I have no affiliation with these sites or bloggers — just love these recipes!)
Try just one new recipe each week. New recipes take extra energy and focus to prepare. As you learn the recipe, it will get exponentially easier to prepare, and it can become part of a regular rotation.
Ask your butcher to cut the meat into 4-inch cubes for you. This is a MUST. It will save you an incredible amount of time and energy.
Use these pre-cut ingredients as the main protein for several meals throughout the week. Sometimes I make a big bowl with veggies and toppings; other times I poach an egg on top and have it for breakfast. Maybe I’ll make tacos, or use the meat as a salad protein. Options are endless. I like to make a big batch on Sundays to use throughout the week; which brings me to my next tip…
Double the recipe if you know you love it. It’ll last you longer OR you can freeze half and have it for a time when you are really low on time/energy.
Check the Spoon Ratings. I’m rating this on the number of spoons they take to prepare (#spoonies will get this; if you’re lost, spoons = energy), 1 being easiest and least energy output —> 5 being most complicated and highest energy output. Even if you aren’t a spoonie, you can still use the rating to judge how difficult this is going to be to make.
If you haven’t invested in a slow cooker yet, it’s easily the most-used kitchen appliance I own (outside of my Keurig) and it makes healthy cooking a lot easier to achieve. Check out this one that has a timer option so you can have it auto-shut-off when its done incase you a really great kitchen