This recipe isn't just low maintenance; it's also adaptable. Serve the mixture atop a toasted kaiser roll, a baked potato, or if you're watching your carbs, in a low-carb wrap or a Southwestern-inspired salad. For a meal that's good any way you serve it, keep reading.
For tonight's dinner, I went in search of a no-fuss vegetarian slow cooker recipe that would be low in fat, but high in protein and fiber. This chili fits the bill on all accounts, and can easily become vegan, too, without all the dairy toppings. Interested? Then get the recipe.
My secret weapon? An inexpensive, ever-resourceful crockpot, which works its magic by cooking vegetables and protein low and slow until they've become tender, and the flavors have married together.
As usual, I've had another overindulgent holiday, so I'm starting off this week with a light, brothy Italian minestrone, studded with chicken and perfumed by pesto. Interested in the healthy recipe? Then read more.
Tonight, make a low-maintenance dinner that you and your family can still get excited about. Here, classic Italian-American meatballs get a modern twist with the help of ingredients such as dark meat turkey, roasted red peppers, and smoky paprika — and the ridiculously convenient slow cooker.
Add this to your favorite pasta for a complete meal. Get your hands on a soon-to-be family favorite when you read more
Hand me any soup with dumplings, and I'll devour it; I simply love them that much. Not quite bread, not quite noodle, dumplings are the perfect chewy bite of comfort — especially when served with a myriad of different vegetables.
Aside from the slow cooker doing all the work, and the delectable dumpling aspect, the beauty of this dish is its versatility: substitute zucchini for green beans, or fresh, in-season morels for cremini mushrooms. To make a variation that you love in your slow cooker, read more
Make the most of the rest of your weekend by playing hooky and celebrating the luck of the Irish rather than laboring over a Sunday meal.
Using cooked pork sausage not only cuts down on your meat prep time, but it also provides a satisfyingly smoky depth to the other elements of the stew, such as carrots, cabbage, and chicken broth.
As an added bonus, the bold spices of the sausage pair really nicely with any full-bodied beer. To see the two-step recipe, read more
If you're looking to get into the St. Patty's Day spirit with a hearty Irish dinner, you're in luck: There's no easier way than to make this rustic Irish lamb stew. Not only does it require little to no preparation work, but you can also step away from the stew as it cooks low and slow in a crock pot.
Eight hours later, you've got a festive meal that will pair perfectly with a tall glass (or two) of dark Irish stout. To see the recipe — which is beyond basic — read more
If you're in search of a dramatically different recipe for dinner this Winter, take a stab at Welsh rarebit, a classic British dish made of bread topped with a melted cheese mixture.
This contemporary rendition not only makes use of a low-maintenance crockpot, but also incorporates bacon and chicken to add flavor and substance. To get the crowd-pleasing recipe, read more
Looking for a low-key Sunday night meal? Look no further than tender, slow-cooked red bell peppers, stuffed with a Greek-inspired filling of fiber-rich cannellini beans, crumbled feta cheese, scallions, and herbed couscous.
Like many Mediterranean specialties, this meal is satisfyingly hearty, yet light and nutritious at the same time. For a low-carb or gluten-free version, consider swapping out the couscous for a grain like quinoa. To make this for your next meal, read more
After a weekend of opulence and seduction, perhaps you're craving a return to the simplicity of Winter basics. For that, turn to a stew that's soothing yet also a refreshing departure from, say, mother's pot roast.