Crock Pots: Cooking Healthy With Them

If you didn’t know by now, crock pots or slow cookers can be used to cook a variety of things. You can make bread, oatmeal, brownies, and and even drinks. They’re very convenient kitchen appliances to have in your kitchen.

A slow cooker is a counter-top kitchen appliance used to cook food for hours, unattended. They cook food for a few hours using low heat and liquid. The liquid keeps the food heated. They’re especially convenient to people with busy lifestyles. Just put on a meal, go about your day and do what you have to do, and when you get done, your food will be cooked without you even paying any attention to it.

Crock-Pot is actually a trademark and IS a slow cooker. The only difference is the name. A slow cooker will not always be a crock pot. For instance, some people say “kleenex” for all tissue even when its not the Kleenex brand. If you search for them on Amazon, you’ll notice that brands such as Hamilton Beach do not have crock pots. It’s because they’re not allowed to use that name. They have slow cookers. Hamilton Beach Crock Pots do not exist, or else Hamilton would probably get in trouble.

Now that you know some of the basics of what they are and how they work, you should try out some delicious recipes. One of the things people like to do with them is cook healthy recipes. Why? Because it’s easy, convenient, and good for you. You’re also not limited to only a few select meals.

A good, healthy recipe is overnight cinnamon apple oatmeal. Just combine oats, apples, flax, milk, sugar, and butter, put them in the slow cooker, and then go to bed. Wake up in 7-8 hours, and you’ll have a delicious healthy crbreakfast already prepared. You’re mouth will water the instant you smell the oatmeal. Just add salt and then enjoy.

There are many more recipes like this. There’s pumpkin bread, brownies (yes, brownies made in a slow cooker), greek yogurt, tacos, etc. Once you start cooking healthy meals in a crock pot, you won’t stop.

Eating better is made way easier when using these slow cookers. You have no more “I have no time to prepare a healthy meal so i’ll stop at the nearest fast food place” excuses.

If this doesn’t convince you to go and get one, I don’t know what will.