I love my crock pot. I love it so much that I haven't even made myself get an Instapot yet, and that's saying a lot! Some of the perks of a slow cooker include time saving (e.g., dump and go or prep ahead), cost reducing (e.g., tenderizes less expensive cuts of meat) and health boosting (e.g., homemade vs. takeout) benefits.
Some of my favorite recipes:
Tip: Brighten up your meal with a fresh side salad of the same flavor profile (e.g., a Southwest salad would be nice with the taco soup).
If you're a seasoned pro and want to up your game, check out this great article by @Today for some great tips on maximizing the benefits of your slow cooker. Frankly, I'm usually too busy to even sear the chicken thighs before I dump them in! That's the best thing about the slow cooker...it's ability to be so forgiving.
Have a 2-qt crock pot? Get it out of the cabinets and put it to use one of these ways:
Cheyenne is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist located in the Charleston, SC area.