11 Sep Weekly Recipe Round (up) 26
I’m actually getting this post up on time for a change!!!
I try to get these recipes up on Sunday but you know…life happens…and well…
Do you have kids? Have they started school and all of their after-school activities? My daughter started school a month ago but her after-school activities are starting up now. She has Daisy’s, cheerleading and dance! And then there’s my son, who has music, story time and play group. Can you say – “Mama doesn’t have a whole lot of time to cook?”
Now, don’t get me wrong, I love it! I love being home with them, being able to take them to all their activities but it requires a lot of organization and time management on my part…which, as it happens…neither of those are my forte.
BUT I have discovered something that helps me tremendously – the crockpot!!!! It is a HUGE time-saver and there are so many HEALTHY and TASTY recipes you can make!!!
Here are 4 you can make this week!
And- BONUS- they all have 21 Day Fix Counts!
Slow-Cooker Meatloaf (21 Day Fix Approved)
1 cup rolled oats
2 lb. ground beef
1/2 cup organic no-sugar-added tomato sauce
3/4 cup Parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tbsp. dried parsley
1 tbsp. mustard
2 tsp. dried minced onion
1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
Spray slow-cooker with nonstick cooking spray.
Combine all ingredients into a large bowl. Crumble ground beef over mixture and stir well to combine.
Shape into an oval loaf; place in a 5-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on Low until a meat thermometer reads 160 degrees F (71 degrees C), 5 to 6 hours.
(Optional: Whisk a little ketchup, mustard, and Worcestershire sauce in a small bowl; spoon sauce over meat loaf. Continue cooking on Low until heated through, about 15 minutes.)
Remove from slow-cooker and let stand 10 minutes before cutting.
21 Day Fix Counts: Each serving counts as 1 red, 1/2 a yellow, 1/2 a blue, and a smidge of a purple — for the tomato sauce. Just eat 4 less grapes next time!!
Tip: Serve this with a side salad and mashed cauliflower
Yield: 8 servings
Italian Tortellini Soup
1 onion, chopped
5 garlic cloves, minced
2 quarts low sodium organic chicken stock/broth
¼ cup fresh basil, finely chopped
2 cups spinach leaves
1 can (28-32oz) crushed tomatoes
1 can (14oz) diced tomatoes
2 tbsp pasta (or tomato) sauce of choice (I used Classico)
1 package refrigerated whole wheat 3-cheese tortellini
¼ cup shredded parmesan cheese
Saute, onions and garlic in a little bit of Extra Virgin Olive Oil until tender. Season with a little italian seasoning, salt and pepper.
Add sauteed onions and garlic to the CrockPot along with ingredients 3-8. Cook on low for 3-4 hours, or all day.
Right before dinner time, cook the tortellini according to package instructions (should take about 7 minutes in boiling water). Then add to the soup.
Use a GREEN container (or 1 cup) to portion your soup. Then add the parmesan cheese to each bowl and fold in- adds the perfect final touch!
21 Day Fix Counts: 1 Yellow, 1 Green, 1 Blue
Tip: Serve this with a side salad or some homemade Paleo bread
Another tip: Save the leftovers for lunch the next day!
21 Day Fix Crockpot Turkey Chili
Slow Cooker Maple and Mustard Chicken
- 6 large red potatoes, cut into 1/2″ – 3/4″ cubes
- 1/3 cup spicy brown mustard
- 1 Tbs maple syrup
- 2 lbs chicken breasts, trimmed
- salt and pepper, to season
- 1/2 cup spicy brown mustard
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- In a small bowl, stir together 1/3 cup mustard and 1 tablespoon maple syrup, set aside.
- Add the potatoes to your slow cooker, then drizzle with half of the maple-mustard mixture.
- Lightly season the chicken with salt and pepper on both sides then place on top of the potatoes, drizzling with the remaining maple-mustard mixture.
- Cover and cook on low for 4 – 4 1/2 hours or until the chicken is cooked through. Remove chicken, let cool a few minutes then refrigerate.
- Your potatoes won’t yet be fully cooked. Give them a stir and crank the slow-cooker up to high for another 2 hours or until they’re cooked through.
- Meanwhile, stir together 1/2 cup mustard with 1/4 cup maple syrup and set aside. When ready to serve, warm in the microwave.
- Once the potatoes have fully cooked, you can either throw the chicken back into the slow-cooker to heat it through or you can heat it in the microwave. When chicken is hot, let it rest for a couple of minutes, then slice and serve with the potatoes and the warmed Maple-Mustard Sauce.
21 Day Fix Container Counts: 1 RED, 1 YELLOW, 2 tsp maple syrup
Tip: Serve this with a side of your favorite roasted vegetable
I hope you and your family enjoy these recipes! Let me know what you think and comment on this post. Don’t forget – share this post on all your social media pages!