Low-Calorie Slow-Cooker Recipes
Chinese Hacked Pork
Pulled Buffalo Chicken Sliders
White Bean and Ham Soup
Beef and Hominy Stew
Indian-Spiced Turkey Breast
Creole Sausage and Shrimp
For Healthy Slow Cooking
—Avoid browning ingredients in oil. You'll save calories and time.
—Hold back on adding half the spices until the last 30 minutes of cooking; reinforce seasoning by finishing with fresh herbs.
—When using leaner cuts of meat, such as boneless turkey or center-cut pork, reduce cooking times. Trim off excess fat from less lean cuts.
—Opt for reduced-sodium tomato products and broths whenever possible.
—Refrigerate soups and stews before serving. Skim off fat and gently reheat to serve.
Originally published in the April 1, 2012, issue of Family Circle magazine.