Easy Slow Cooker Recipes

Slow cookers are valuable appliances because there’s so much you can do with them, and they’re so easy to use! To give you an idea of their diversity, here are three different recipes you can make that require very little work.

Spaghetti Squash

By andreakrieger on allrecipes.com
By andreakrieger on allrecipes.com

Ingredients

1 whole spaghetti squash, washed

1 1/2 cups water

Directions

Prick the outside of the squash 10 to 15 times. Place in a slow cooker crock, and pour in water. Cook on low for 4 to 6 hours. Remove squash and leave to cool for 15 to 30 minutes. Halve it lengthwise, then scoop out the seeds and discard them. Shred the flesh from the skin with a fork to make strands.… Read more...

Simple Recipes to Make with Kids

There are a lot of fun things kids can make in the kitchen either by themselves or with just a little supervision. They might enjoy giving these recipes a try—the only appliance needed is a microwave! If there are kids in your life who have fun getting creative in the kitchen, it’s nice to have a list of recipes on hand. Here are some simple things for young chefs to make:

We’ll start with some twists on the classics.

arizonacrazy on allrecipes.com
arizonacrazy on allrecipes.com

Cinnamon Ants on Sticks

Ingredients

1 large celery stalk, cut into 3 pieces

3 tablespoons peanut butter (any nut or sun butter will work as a substitute)

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 table spoons raisins

Directions

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Quick and Easy Microwave Recipes to Make in Your Dorm Room

College students are known for miraculously surviving for four years on chips, pretzels, and instant meals, but it’s possible to make real food in minutes without leaving your dorm room! All you need is a microwave for these easy recipes.

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Brownie in a Mug

Ingredients

4 tablespoons flour (I use rice or coconut flour)

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1/2 tablespoon chocolate hemp protein powder (optional)

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons maple syrup

3 1/2 tablespoons water

1/2 tablespoon soy milk (I use vanilla)

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Chocolate chips (optional; I like the Enjoy Life non-dairy ones)

Directions

Spray a coffee cup with vegetable cooking spray. Stir in the dry ingredients, then mix in the liquid ingredients. Stir until smooth, … Read more...

Healthy NutriBullet Smoothie Recipe

I’ve recently gotten into the habit of packing essential nutrients into my diet in the form of smoothies. An energizing smoothie is a fantastic way to start the day, and nutrient-rich, protein-packed smoothies are perfect post-gym snacks. It’s so much fun to experiment with different ingredients and see what kind of deliciousness you can invent! This is one of my favorite creations, and it’s great to have at any time of day.

You’ll need:

1 banana

¾ cup frozen berries (I use a mixture of blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries, but any will do!)

½ cup vanilla soy milk

¼ cup water

1 tbsp Tru-Nut peanut butter powder

1 tbsp chocolate hemp protein powder

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Fall Inspired Sweet Treats

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One of the best things about fall, from a food lover’s perspective, is of course the food! Below are some of our favorite apple and pumpkin inspired sweet treats this season:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Recipe source:  Sally’s Baking Addiction

Ingredients:

Shortbread Crust:

  • 1/2 cup (115g) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup (50g) granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (125g) all-purpose flour (measured correctly)
  • APPLE FILLING
  • 2 large apples, peeled and thinly sliced (1/4 inch thick)1
  • 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Streusel:

  • 1/2 cup (40g) old-fashioned oats
  • 1/3 cup (70g) packed light or dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon
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Simple Recipes For Campus Living

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Making your own meals at college can be challenging. Most likely you will have a mini fridge that that stores less than you are accustomed to. You might also share this fridge with your college roommate, leaving you with even less space. This, along with your peers and time constraints, may influence you to just grab something quick at a fast food restaurant or your campus cafeteria. The truth is, this is not a healthy diet and can be much more expensive than preparing your own food.  Here are some simple recipes that are healthier for you than your local fast food chain.

 

Grilled Chicken Teriyaki

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Get Healthy With Ninja –Dip and Spread Recipes

The NINJA® Culinary Team has created and developed delicious and nutritional recipes with YOU in mind. We would like to share with you some of our personal favorite recipes!

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Skinny Buffalo Dip

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
    1/2 cup low fat sour cream
    2 tbsp. buffalo sauce (mild or hot)
    1/2 tsp. minced garlic
    Blue cheese crumbles (optional, for topping)

Directions

  1. Place ingredients into the Single Serve Cup and blend until smooth and well combined. Transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with cheese. Enjoy with veggies or crackers. Makes 1 cup.
  2. Servings: 1 cup

 

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Pineapple Cilantro Dipping Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pineapple
    1/2 small serrano chile, seeded
    1/2 sweet white onion, peeled, cut in half
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Get Healthy With Ninja – Smoothies and Shake Recipes

The NINJA® Culinary Team has created and developed delicious and nutritional recipes with YOU in mind. We would like to share with you some of our personal favorite recipes!

 

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Pineapple Energy Shake

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen pineapple, cut in chunks
    1/2 fresh or frozen mango, cut in chunks
    2 tbsp. fresh lime juice
    1 cup Coconut Milk
    3-4 ice cubes

Directions

  1. Place all ingredients in the Pitcher and blend on 3 until smooth. Serve right away.

 

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Super Green Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1/2 medium cucumber, peeled, and cut lengthwise,
    1 cup honeydew melon,
    12 green, seedless grapes,
    1 large orange, peeled and halved,
    1 cup spinach leaves,
    1 cup ice

Directions

  1. Place the Top Blades in the
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Slow Cooker Recipes for Game Day

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Game day isn’t just about the game; it’s also about the food.  Whether you are hosting game day at your house or you are hosting a tailgate, you are preparing food for your party. Keeping your recipes simple (and of course delicious) will make life a lot easier for you. Here are a few of our favorite slow-cooker recipes that are perfect for game day! What makes these recipes so perfect you might ask?  Not only are they delicious and simple, but with the slow-cooker you prepare it and leave it to cook, giving you the opportunity to socialize with your party…which makes you the perfect host!

Slow-cooker Turkey Chili Recipe So delicious and so easy to make!

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