Instead consider the benefits of the venerable crockpot, which can, with a little planning and an adventurous spirit, yield no-fuss, home-cooked healthy meals, ready for you and baby when you walk in the door.
Cooking with a crockpot can be easy, fun, and healthy. This handy gadget allows you to prepare and cook food ahead of time without any attention. Instead of worrying all day about what to make for dinner, you'll have a hot meal ready when you get home. What's more, the crockpot is convenient for batch cooking healthy meals that can last 4-5 days.
A crockpot's also especially helpful for preparing wholesome, nutritious meals that are veggie-rich, packed with complex carbs, and low in fat and calories. Long cooking on low heat tenderizes meat, so it's an excellent way to cook those cuts of meat with less fat-- cuts that are less tender, but also healthier and less expensive. For quick and easy meals, follow these guidelines:
- Always fill the crockpot at least half full.