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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

3 Clean Eating Crockpot Recipes

3 CLEAN EATING CROCKPOT RECIPES




Nothing makes me more happy than an easy recipe that pleases everyone in my family!!! These three crockpot recipes fit the bill! I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

1. Cilantro Lime Chicken~ The great thing about this crockpot gem is that it's great in winter OR summer and only has SIX ingredients and NO CHOPPING!

3 Easy Crockpot Recipes
Ingredients
Serves 4
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 container fresh-made, store bought salsa
1 packet of low sodium taco seasoning
1 medium onion, chopped
1 cup of cilantro, roughly chopped
Juice and zest of 2 limes
Optional toppings ~ sour cream, lime, cheese, avocado, lettuce
Instructions
1. In a crockpot, stir together salsa, taco seasoning, onion, cilantro and lime juice/zest.
2. Add whole chicken breasts and stir to combine.
3. Cook on HIGH about 4 hours or on LOW 6-7 hours until chicken in tender and shreds easily.
4. When chicken is done, shred into large pieces and serve one of the ways below....
My Favorite Ways to Serve ~
1. Soft Tacos: Wrap chicken in soft flour or whole wheat tortillas, top with toppings listed above. Add a side of black beans!
2. Burritos: During the last hour of cooking, add a can of black beans (drained) to the chicken. When heated through, spoon mixture into large tortillas, top with toppings and serve as a delicious burrito!
3. Chicken & Rice: Spoon chicken and all of the delicious sauce over brown rice!
4. Quesadillas: Leftover shredded chicken makes AWESOME quesadillas!


2. Crockpot Chicken Taco "Skillet" ~ Another family fave...the only problem is I always forget to double it for leftovers! Trust me, you will want to double this recipe! I love having this over brown rice, and my family likes it with tortillas or taco shells. It also works cold over romaine lettuce as a taco salad.
Crockpot Chicken Taco Skillet
Ingredients
Serves 4

1lb ground chicken
1 small onion, diced
1 bell pepper, diced
1 zucchini, diced
1 packet low sodium taco seasoning
1 can low sodium black beans (drained and rinsed)
1 can diced tomatoes with green chilis
1 cup (or more) shredded cheddar cheese
Cilantro (optional)
 
Instructions

1. Add diced vegetables and ground chicken to slow cooker with taco seasoning.
2. Cook on low for 4-5 hours, 2-3 hours on high.
3. When meat and vegetables are cooked, top with shredded cheddar cheese and cilantro and serve!
(adapted from Sweet C's)
 
3. Crockpot Mongolian Beef ~ Ok, so there is a bit of sugar in this one so it's not 100% "clean," but it's still pretty darn healthy and my family loves it. You can substitute honey or Stevia for the brown sugar if you want to keep it clean.
CROCKPOT MONGOLIAN BEEF
Ingredients
Serves 2-4
 
1 1/2 lbs flank steak, cut into thin strips
1/4 cup cornstarch (optional, to thicken)
1 teaspoon ginger, grated
4 cloves garlic, ,minced
3/4 cup soy sauce (low sodium)
1/2 cup water
1/2 brown sugar
2 cups shredded carrots (i used the kind in the bag)
3-4 scallions for garnish
 
 
Instructions
1. Add steak to crockpot.
2. Whisk together ginger, garlic, soy sauce, water, brown sugar and cornstarch (optional); pour sauce over meat.
3. Cook on HIGH for 3-4 hours or LOW 5-6 hours until meat is tender and sauce has thickened (if using corn starch).
4. A few minutes before you are ready to serve, stir in carrots ( i like to add them late in the cooking process so they don't get soggy) .
4. Serve over brown rice and garnish with scallions!
 
 
Hope you and your family enjoys these easy clean crockpot recipes!
 
 
 

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