Healthy,Easy and Delicious Slow Cooker Recipes!

At work or just on the go,eating healthy sometimes can seem time consuming,after looking up ways to cut the cooking time in half or healthy meals on the go,I kept seeing a reoccurring solution...a crock pot/slow cooker! I used to think it was only for family recipe meatloaf and meatballs,turns out the possibilities are endless!! Check out this amazing and healthy recipe made while I was out running errands for the day!


                                                                 Slow Cooker Chili!
Ingredients:

                  
1 tablespoonolive oil (or oil from sundried tomatoes or
roasted peppers)
1 tablespoon
90gonion, diced3/4 cup
3 clovesgarlic, finely chopped3 cloves
1 teaspooncumin seeds, toasted & lightly crushed*1 teaspoon
1 teaspoonmild paprika1 teaspoon
1 teaspoonsugar1 teaspoon
3/4 teaspoonoregano3/4 teaspoon
3/4 teaspoonsalt, or to taste3/4 teaspoon
1/2 teaspooncoarsely ground peppercorns1/2 teaspoon
1/8 teaspooncayenne, or to taste1/8 teaspoon
400g tinchopped tomatoes14 oz can
400g tinkidney beans, drained & rinsed14 oz can
(or 1-1/2 cups of cooked kidney beans)
90groasted red pepper, diced3/4 cup
45gdry TVP granules,meat or meat substitute   1/2 cup
2 tablespoonslentils2 tablespoons
375mlwater1-1/2 cups
Toppings of choice: sour cream, spring onions,
shredded  cheese, fresh cilantro,
chopped fresh tomato, etc


Instructions:
1. Saute onion in oil for 5 minutes, until softened. Add garlic and continue to saute for another minute.
2. Add toasted & crushed cumin seeds, paprika, sugar, oregano, salt, pepper and cayenne and mix well. Turn off heat.
3. In slow cooker, combine tomatoes, drained & rinsed kidney beans, roasted red pepper, TVP, lentils, water and sauteed onion mixture.
4. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours.
Makes four servings.

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