The Everything Healthy Slow Cooker Cookbook

The Everything Healthy Slow Cooker Cookbook

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by Rachel Rappaport, Horton B E
     
 

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Slow-cooker meals may save you time and energy, but they can also help you pack on the pounds. Thanks to this clever collection of deliciously good-for-you recipes, you can please your palate without sacrificing nutrition—or your waistline! This cookbook serves up hundreds of mouth-watering recipes, including:

  • Sun-dried tomato and pesto

Overview

Slow-cooker meals may save you time and energy, but they can also help you pack on the pounds. Thanks to this clever collection of deliciously good-for-you recipes, you can please your palate without sacrificing nutrition—or your waistline! This cookbook serves up hundreds of mouth-watering recipes, including:

  • Sun-dried tomato and pesto dip
  • Greek-style orzo and spinach soup
  • Red wine pot roast
  • Ginger caramelized chicken
  • Curried lentils
  • Italian meatloaf
  • Chocolate créme brûlée
  • Stewed cinnamon apples
Popular food blogger and cooking instructor Rachel Rappaport provides full nutritional analyses so you can choose recipes based on calories, fat content, fiber, and more. When you save time and produce healthy meals, you'll find you can have your pot roast—and eat it too!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440502316
Publisher:
Adams Media
Publication date:
08/18/2010
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
349,609
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

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Meet the Author

Rachel Rappaport is a recipe creator, cooking teacher, and blogger. Her blog, Coconut & Lime (coconutlime.blogspot.com), was named one of the top fifty food blogs in the world by MSN’s Delish.com. Receiving an average of 100,000 visitors per month, Coconut & Lime is the only blog that features exclusively original recipes. Rappaport writes a column for Taste of the Bay magazine about using local seasonal ingredients, and her recipes (as well as her thoughts on food) have been featured in such diverse outlets as NPR.org, the Baltimore Sun, the LA Times, WashingtonPost.com, and the New York Sun.

B. E. Horton, MS, RD is a registered dietician with several years of kitchen and foodservice work experience. A graduate of the University of Vermont, she obtained her registered dietician certificate before pursuing a master's degree in nutrition communication at Tufts University's Friedman School of Nutrition and Science Policy.

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Everything Healthy Slow Cooker Cookbook 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm a (mostly) former carnivore who evolved to eating a Mediterranean diet and I found this book to be the perfect slow cooker book. It's geared towards healthy food but also has some nice meat recipes for my occasion indulgence. All recipes made so far have been delicious.
andrealmt More than 1 year ago
I bought this ebook as a healthy addition to my slow cooker library. The dishes are nutrition-conscious, heavy on the vegetables, and very tasty! I still have a lot more exploring to do with this cookbook, but I'm enjoying the recipes so far. Older slow cooker recipes relied heavily on ingredients like condensed soup, and soup mix powders--for "convenience." I tend not to use ingredients like that in ordinary cooking; why would I want them in my slow cooker? There are several vegetarian, even vegan, recipes, along with the "requisite" beef, pork and chili recipes, using fresher ingredients than many of the older books. (Some canned ingredients are preferred and called for, like tomatoes and evaporated milk.) Understand that there is real cooking involved here: slicing, chopping, sauteing, browning, etc., not just tossing everything into a crock. But the results are worth it. My biggest problem is that the recipes tend to have high yields, serving 6 to 8. I'm primarily cooking for myself, and although I enjoy leftovers, there's a limit. I would have liked to have seen some smaller dishes, without having to risk halving a recipe and taking a chance on the results. (I can highly recommend Beth Hensperger's "NOT Your Mother's Slow Cooker Recipes for Two" and the others in that series.) Bottom line: I would recommend this book as an addition to your slow cooker library. I don't believe this should be your first cookbook, or your only cookbook, but it's a very nice cookbook! Bon apetit!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have made a few items in this cookbook and they have been very good! I gave it three stars because I was disappointed that there were no pictures. It's always inspiring to actually see what the food will look like! The other reason I gave it three stars is that I expected that each recipe would be on one complete page (like cooking magazines do that are made for the Nook) so that I could set it and look at it the entire time I was preparing the dish. Instead many of the recipes start at the bottom of the page and continue on to the next which doesn't make sense when your hands are goopy with food and you have to touch your elelctronic Nook to find out the rest of the recipe. There are a few recipes that you can get on one page but most require turning no matter what size text is used.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this recipe book because it spans a wealth of dish types and flavors, yet each one is healthier than your average slow cooker meal. Some of these recipes are downright genius and some are a unique take on something familiar. Great recipe book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pretty basic and plain. Could have obtained these recipes for free online. Not anything exciting or yummy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great recipies. Most pretty easy.
readforfunNY More than 1 year ago
Of the 5 (yes, 5... I'm in a crockpot mood) recipe books I ordered, this is my least favorite. Some of the ingredients are hard to find as you dash through your local supermarket... and some of the recipes are just plain unappealing to the average cook, or children. Where, for example, have you run across 'Thai bird peppers', or 'Cotija' cheese, or are you inclined to make your own 'roasted vegetable stock', or search the aisles for 'duck stock'. I have also not seen asafetida powder on my weekly runs. I've picked a few recipes out that look worth the effort, but I'm afraid this cookbook will be sitting at the back of the shelf most of the time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has many good slow cooker recipes. I especially liked the chapter For Couples which has many main dish recipes for 1.5- and 2-qt slow cookers.
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NanaWa8 More than 1 year ago
Love having healthier recipes for the crockpot. Great variety!
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No recipes in sample; why buy????
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
18 pages of acknowledgements and how to choose a slow cooker. Nothing at all that gives me clues about actual recipes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How am I supposed to know if it is worth for me to buy it?