Slow Cooker Chicken Curry

 I thought this was great!  I like curry.

Slow Cooker Chicken Curry

2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs

1 c. salsa

1/4 c. diced onion

2 TB curry powder

2 oz light cream cheese, greek

Put chicken in 2 quart slow cooker. Combine salsa, onion and curry powder and pour over chicken. Cook on low 5-6 hours. Add cream cheese and stir into sauce until well combined. Serve.

Yield: 8 servings.  Per serving= 143 Calories; 5g Fat (30.6% calories from fat); 22g Protein; 4g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 89mg Cholesterol; 416mg Sodium.

Beef Enchilada Dip

Delicious with sausage too!

Beef Enchilada Dip

8 oz 95% fat free ground beef

3 TB diced onion

2 (10 oz) cans Enchilada sauce

1 tsp cumin

1 tsp chili powder

Dash garlic powder

2 c. shredded reduced fat cheddar cheese

Brown ground beef and onion; place in 1 ½ quart slow cooker. Add enchilada sauce, cumin, chili powder and garlic powder. After heated through (about 2 hours) stir in cheese and continue cooking until cheese is melted. Serve with tortilla chips. (Sausage is good in here too.)

Yield: 8 servings. Per serving= 211 Calories; 11g Fat (60.5% calories from fat); 11g Protein; 5g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 37mg Cholesterol; 266mg Sodium.

Slow Cooker Sausage Breakfast Casserole

Put this in the slow cooker while you exercise and get ready for the day.

Slow Cooker Sausage Breakfast Casserole
1 c. frozen shredded hash brown potatoes
½ c. cooked pork sausage
1 egg
2 egg whites
½ c. shredded, reduced fat cheddar cheese
2 TB diced green chilies
Dash salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Spray 2 quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Place potatoes and sausage in bottom of crock. In a small bowl, combine egg, egg whites, cheese, green chilies, salt and pepper; pour over sausage. Cook on high 1-2 hours or until eggs are set.
Yield: 2 servings. Per serving= 438 Calories; 27g Fat (55.6% calories from fat); 27g Protein; 22g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 163mg Cholesterol; 1205mg Sodium.

Sausage & Black Bean Soup

Good soup. There are many things you could do to vary the recipe.

Sausage & Black Bean Soup
16 ounces cooked & drained pork sausage
2 (14.5 oz) cans fat-free chicken broth
15 oz black beans, canned
14 oz hominy, canned
4 oz pimientos
1/4 c. diced onion
dash garlic powder
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp paprika

Combine all ingredients in 3 quart slow cooker. Cook on low 4 to 5 hours or on high for 2 to 2 ½ hours
Yield: 8 servings. Per serving (about 1 cup)= 303 Calories; 19g Fat (53.8% calories from fat); 19g Protein; 17g Carbohydrate; 4g Dietary Fiber; 47mg Cholesterol; 1211mg Sodium.

Honey Sesame Chicken

Yum! Could serve over rice or have on salad.

Sesame Honey Chicken
1 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs
black pepper to taste
1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
2 TB honey
2 TB ketchup
1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
Garlic powder, to taste
1 tsp sesame seed oil
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp sriracha hot chili sauce, or more to taste
1 heaping tbsp cornstarch
¼ c. water
1/2 tbsp sesame seeds
Chopped scallions (optional)

Place chicken in crockpot and season with black pepper. In a medium bowl, combine, soy sauce, honey, ketchup, vinegar, garlic, sesame seed oil, onion powder and sriracha hot chili sauce. Pour over chicken and cook on low 3-4 hours or on high for 2 to 2 ½ hours. Remove chicken and shred with two forks and set aside. In a small bowl, dissolve cornstarch in the remaining 1/4 cup water, add to the sauce in the crockpot and stir to combine. Cover and cook on high until slightly thickened, about 15-20 minutes; return chicken to crockpot and mix well. Serve chicken over rice and top with sesame seeds and chopped scallions.

Slow Cooker Wild Rice

wild riceAn easy and tasty wild rice mix.

Wild Rice
1 ½ c. wild rice mix
14 ½ oz fat free chicken broth
2 c. shredded carrots
½ c. sliced leek
1 c. sliced celery
½ tsp salt
½ tsp black pepper
1 c. water

Combine all ingredients in 3 quart slow cooker. Cook on high 3 to 5 hours.
Yield: 10 servings. Per serving (1/2 cup)= 104 Calories; trace Fat (2.6% calories from fat); 6g Protein; 22g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 214mg Sodium.

Refried Bean Soup

A nice easy slow cooker soup.

Refried Bean Chili
8 oz ground beef, 92% fat free
2 TB diced onion
12 oz salsa
12 oz Miller 55 beer
15 oz Ranch-style beans, undrained
1 TB chili powder
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 TB lime juice

Cook ground beef and onion, drain and add to 3 quart slow cooker. Add all remaining ingredients and cook on high 3 to 4 hours or on low 6 to 8 hours.
Yield: 5 servings. Per serving= 203 Calories; 6g Fat (29.5% calories from fat); 14g Protein; 20g Carbohydrate; 6g Dietary Fiber; 28mg Cholesterol; 732mg Sodium

Creamy Green Chile Enchilada Soup


Creamy Green Chile Enchilada Soup
3 c. fat free chicken broth
16 oz chicken breasts, skinless, boneless
10 oz can Green Chili enchilada sauce
4 oz can of diced green chilies
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp of garlic powder
11 oz can Mexicorn
½ c. wild rice blend
3 oz light cream cheese
salt and pepper to taste
1 TB corn starch (only if needed)

In 3 quart slow cooker, combine broth, chicken, enchilada sauce, green chilies, cumin, chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, mexicorn and wild rice blend. Cook on low 7 hours, then shred chicken and add cream cheese. Cook for another 30 minutes and stir the soup, making sure to get the cream cheese mixed in. If needed, add cornstarch to make soup thicker. Mix one tablespoon of cornstarch with 1/8 cup of water and then mix into the soup.
Yield: 5 servings. Per serving (over 1 cup)= 326 Calories; 11g Fat (29.7% calories from fat); 28g Protein; 33g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 56mg Cholesterol; 928mg Sodium.

Slow Cooker Meat Sauce

I wanted to serve this with spaghetti squash but Walmart didn’t have any!
It was good over Smart Taste pasta though.

Slow Cooker Meat Sauce

12 oz ground beef, 92/8
1 c. shredded carrots
1 c. sliced celery
2 TB diced onion
16 oz tomato sauce
1 (14oz) can diced tomatoes
1 1/2 tsp Splenda
¼ tsp garlic powder
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp basil
1 tsp parsley

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook beef; drain. Add carrots, celery and onion to pan; sauté 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Place in 3 quart slow cooker. Add remaining ingredients into slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW 8 hours
Yield: 7 servings. Per serving= 195 Calories; 13g Fat (59.8% calories from fat); 10g Protein; 10g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 41mg Cholesterol; 452mg Sodium.

Picadillo Stuffed Peppers

picadillostuffedpeppersAlso delicious!

Picadillo Stuffed Peppers
2 bell peppers (with flat bottoms)
1/4 c. whole wheat couscous, uncooked
1 c. leftover crock pot picadillo
1/3 cup water

Cut 1/2 inch of the tops of the bell peppers and dice fine. In a medium bowl combine cooked brown rice, picadillo and diced pepper tops. Stuff the peppers with the picadillo and couscous filling and place upright in the 2 quart slow cooker. Pour the water into the bottom of slow cooker, cover and and cook 2 to 3 hours on HIGH -or- 4 to 6 hours on LOW.
Oven directions: Preheat oven to 350°. Place peppers in an oven-proof dish, pour about 1/3 cup water in the bottom of the dish, cover and bake 50 minutes, or until the peppers become soft.
Yield: 2 servings. Per serving= 287 Calories; 11g Fat (34.0% calories from fat); 25g Protein; 24g Carbohydrate; 5g Dietary Fiber; 71mg Cholesterol; 390mg Sodium.