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Healthy Crock Pot Cooking

I haven't made most of these.  But they sound worthy of a try!  Play around with them, add whatever you think sounds good.  But keep it healthy!  That's the whole point, anyway.

VEGETABLE BEEF STEW.

2 T FF beef broth
1 # beef stew meat, cut into 1" pieces
2 T flour
2-1/4 cup peeled and cubed taters
2 cups sliced carrots
1 cup sliced celery
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 tsp instant beef boullion granules
1-1/2 tsp minced garlic
1-1/2 tsp dried italian seasoning
2-1/2 cups V8 juice

Spray large nonstick skillet with Pam. Add broth and heat over med-high heat. Roll stew meat in flour to coat and cook in skillet, stirring often, until brown on all sides.
Drain well.
Spray inside of slow cooker with Pam. Layer potatoes, carrots, celery, and onion in cooker; sprinkle with boullion granules, minced garlic, and Italian seasoning. Add meat and V8 juice. Cover and cook on low heat for 7-8 hours, or high for 3-4 hours.

Serves 4
per serving: Cal--292, Fat--5.6 gm, Carbs--29 gms, fiber--7 gm, Protein--30 gm

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CHICKEN AND BARLEY SOUP

Two 14oz cans FF chicken broth
Two 16 oz pkgs frozen mixed veggies
1-1/4 cup pearl barley
2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
4 cups water
2 # chicken breasts, uncooked, cubed
1 tsp Mrs. Dash
1/2 tsp pepper

Spray inside of slow cooker with Pam. Combine all ingredients and mix well. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours, high for 3 hours.

Serves 6
Per serving: Cal--142, Fat--0.6 gm, Carbs--18 gm, Fiber 5 gms, Protein--16 gms

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TAMALE PIE

(this one gets RAVE REVIEWS on the WW website)

1 # extra lean ground beef
3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
3/4 cup skim milk
3/4 cup FF half and half
1/4 cup egg substitute
One 1.25 oz Chili seasoning packet
1 tsp Mrs. Dash
One 14.5 oz can petite cut tomatoes with diced chilies DO NOT DRAIN
One 16 oz can whole kernal corn, drained
1-1/4 FF shredded cheddar cheese (I would use lowfat cheese, personally. It melts better)

Spray large nonstick skillet with Pam. Add ground beef and brown. Drain well.
Combine cornmeal, milk, half and half, and egg substitute in a large bowl and mix well. Add meat, chili seasoning packet, Mrs. Dash, undrained tomaoes, and corn.
Spray slow cooker with Pam. Pour everything into your slow cooker and cook on high for 3-4 hours. Supposedly it doesn't turn out well on LOW, so don't try using that. Sprinkle cheese on top; cover and cook 10 min longer.

Serves 6
Per serving: Cal--316, Fat--4gm, Carbs--39 gms, fiber--6 gms, Protein--26 gms
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Definitely going to try the tamale pie !
                                                  
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bumping to the top.
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This is great.  My son lives on his own and I'm trying to encourage him to use a slowcooker.  I will pass these along!
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The chicken and barley soup is a delicious recipe.

My recipe is very similar to this. I just might make it tonight, sounds like what my tummy needs!
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