There’s hockey practice and band, ballet and karate, not to mention you’re working all day and the kids have homework. In between school and work and all these activities you still want to give them a home cooked meal. So, busy day? That isn’t even the half of it, but no fear you can have time for a home-cooked meal, thanks to your slow cooker. Prepare a delicious slow cooker meal before you leave for the day, and you’ll be welcomed home to the delicious aromas of these simple recipes that will be sure to make happy bellies every night of the week. Better yet, make double batches and freeze for meals a quick meal, later in the month.
Slow Cooker Gluten Free Eggplant Parmesan: Yes, you can make Eggplant Parmesan in the slow cooker, and gluten free, too (for non-gluten free, simply use traditional bread crumbs). Layers of sliced eggplant and bubbling mozzarella cheese is the perfect weeknight dinner after a long day.
Mexican Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers: Another classically oven-baked dish, Mexican Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers is a hearty meal that is full of flavor. Stuff your peppers with ground turkey in lieu of beef for a leaner option, or use extra beans for a vegetarian-friendly recipe. Your kids will love eating their veggies with this fun food display!
Slow Cooker Chicken Chili: This versatile chili recipe made in the slow cooker is great for any day of the week and ready to eat in just a few hours. Experiment with different meats and veggies, like using fresh tomatoes or extra beans. This recipe freezes easily, so double up on batches for a heat-and-eat meal.
Crock Pot Sausage and Peppers: Dinner couldn’t get easier than this! With only four ingredients and with the magic of a slow cooker, you’ll have a delicious meal that your whole family will love ready right when you come home. Pack the leftovers on a hoagie roll for lunch the next day, or double up the batch and serve over whole wheat pasta.
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