Slow Cook Your Way to a Healthy Meal!

Sometimes cooking something delicious and healthy after a long day of school, work or taking care of the family can be a real hassle. But before you reach for your phone to order pizza, why not plan ahead and make something everyone can enjoy in one of the handiest tools ever created for the kitchen: the slow cooker!

Slow cookers (a.k.a. crock pots) are an easy, economical and healthy way to add loads of vegetables, grains and lean, healthy cuts of meat to your meals. You can also experiment with different cuisines and flavors you might not have tried before. Not sure where to start on your journey to crock pot mastery? Check out some of the many books we have in the Santa Clara County Library District to guide you on your way to healthy and delicious slow cooked meals! Just be sure to save us a bite…

The 150 Healthiest Slow Cooker Recipes on Earth

The 150 Healthiest Slow Cooker Recipes on Earth (2012)
by Jonny Bowden

Healthy, flavorful and budget friendly is key in this book that contains oodles of delicious recipes that you can create in your slow cooker! Each recipe includes the nutritional content as well, making it easy to figure out exactly what you're eating.

150 Best Indian, Thai, Vietnamese & More Slow Cooker Recipes

150 Best Indian, Thai, Vietnamese & More Slow Cooker Recipes (2012)
by Sunil Vijayakar

This enticing collection of recipes has more than enough variety to suit every palate. The heat rating accompanying every recipes alerts you to whether the dish will be mild, medium or hot, and tips for adjusting the temperature are often included.

Fresh from the Vegan Slow Cooker

Fresh from the Vegan Slow Cooker (2012)
by Robin Robertson

Fresh from the Vegan Slow-Cooker includes eleven recipe chapters, four of which focus on main courses. The collection offers readers loads of ways to expand their vegan repertoire and to get maximum value from their investment in a slow-cooker.

Paleo Slow Cooking

Paleo Slow Cooking (2012)
by Chrissy Gower

In this book, the author shows you that cooking real food using a variety of vegetables, clean cuts of meat, and healthy fats does not have to be a complicated, boring, or time-consuming endeavor. The book teaches you how to prepare full-course paleo/primal entrees, soups, stews, breakfast dishes, and desserts!

The Mexican Slow Cooker

The Mexican Slow Cooker (2012)
by Deborah Schneider

Packed with authentic south-of-the-border recipes that require minimal active cooking time, The Mexican Slow Cooker presents more than 65 recipes for classic and innovative dishes.

Fix-it and Forget-it Lightly

Fix-it and Forget-it Lightly (2011)
by Phyllis Pellman Good

It is possible to have it all: food from your slow cooker that is scrumptious and low-fat, and convenient to make. Here are 600 recipes that are mouth-watering but guilt-free. Now you can choose healthy, light dishes, fix them quickly, and then forget about them until mealtime.

The Healthy Slow Cooker

The Healthy Slow Cooker (2006)
by Judith Finlayson

Here's an ideal combination: a tasty meal, nutrition for good health, and the convenience of a slow cooker. This book offers more than 100 delicious, nourishing recipes that are healthy and contain key nutritional, health and wellness information.