I have been trying to improve the dinner situation around here. We eat out way more than we should and about half of our weekly meals come courtesy of the pre-packaged frozen meals section at Trader Joe's. It's hard to find the time to make dinner and I have never loved cooking so it's difficult to find the motivation some nights too. My kids deserve better though so I have been making an effort.
As a part of the tiny goals I set for this year, I am grocery shopping with a list now. Last week I looked up a few crock pot meals to try and wrote down all of the ingredients before heading to the store. It turns out shopping with a list takes a lot longer because sometimes I can't find the items I need. It makes things so much easier once I'm home though. I actually had food to complete full meals this week.
These are the crock pot meals I made:
It was a little bland, but adding in avocados, sour cream, and cheese helped a ton. Since we are not vegetarians, I think I will try this again with ground turkey.
We liked this one and I plan to make it again.
This was pretty good, healthy, and really cheap to make. It tasted delicious on day two when I heated it up with milk and brown sugar instead of going the healthy sweetener route.
This is not a crock pot recipe, but I over-purchased black beans for the chili and tried this out for fun. The brownies were way better than they sound, I swear. I didn't even taste the beans. They are also vegan and gluten free!
Now friends, please help me out. What are some of your favorite healthy (or healthy-ish) crock pot or simple recipes? I trust you all so much more than Pinterest.