The 150 Healthiest Slow Cooker Recipes on Earth: The Surprising Unbiased Truth About How to Make Nutritious and Delicious Meals that are Ready When You Are

The 150 Healthiest Slow Cooker Recipes on Earth: The Surprising Unbiased Truth About How to Make Nutritious and Delicious Meals that are Ready When You Are

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by Jonny Bowden, Jeannette Bessinger
     
 

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Jonny and Jeannette have done a wonderful job at marrying healthy, delicious recipes with invaluable (and surprising) nutrition information for each of these hearty slow-cooker recipes."—Alicia Rewega, editor-in-chief of Clean Eating magazine"

These convenient, time-saving dishes are delicious, healthy, and easy from prep to clean

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"

Jonny and Jeannette have done a wonderful job at marrying healthy, delicious recipes with invaluable (and surprising) nutrition information for each of these hearty slow-cooker recipes."—Alicia Rewega, editor-in-chief of Clean Eating magazine"

These convenient, time-saving dishes are delicious, healthy, and easy from prep to clean up!"—Calvin Hurd, publisher of Total Health Online, www.totalhealthmagazine.com"

The 150 Healthiest Slow Cooker Recipes on Earth is a foolproof guide to cooking flavorful, super satisfying one-pot dishes perfect for any budget or diet. You’ll feel good about eating meals made with the most nutrient-packed ingredients out there—and you’ll savor every bite while getting healthier!"—Nicole Brechka, editor of Better Nutrition"

Many people think choosing healthy foods means they won’t taste very good. Jonny and Jeannette prove otherwise. Even people who are eliminating sugar and other sweeteners from their diets can find dozens of simple, scrumptious, nutritious dishes."—Connie Bennett, CHHC, CPC, ACC, author of Sugar Shock! and Beyond Sugar Shock (May 2012, Hay House) and founder of The Sugar Freedom Now Course

Discover how to make mouth-watering, super-healthy, and super-convenient slow-cooked meals! Nationally-known nutritionist Jonny Bowden, Ph.D., C.N.S., and chef Jeannette Bessinger, C.H.H.C., take slow cooking to a whole new level with these easy, nutritious, and deliciously satisfying recipes!

The “clean foods team” of Dr. Jonny and Chef Jeannette use wholesome ingredients, such as fresh fruit and vegetables, grass-fed beef, wild-caught fish, and pasture-raised poultry in their recipes. Losing none of the convenience, they skip the high-sodium canned food “products” used in many slow cooker recipes and bring you dishes with both traditional and ethnic flair. Try the Real Deal Beef Stew with Orange and Clove, the Quick Sesame Teriyaki Low-Carb Lettuce Wraps, the Hot and Hearty Red, White, and Blue Crab Dip, or the Gingered Honey Pears with Cinnamon Sticks. Bon appetit!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592334940
Publisher:
Fair Winds Press
Publication date:
01/01/2012
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
501,735
Product dimensions:
8.12(w) x 9.96(h) x 0.78(d)

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Spinach , Basil, and Feta–Stuffed Chicken Rolls with Pignoli

From Dr. Jonny: Pignoli are another name for pine nuts, those small, white, oval-shaped nuts that are actually the edible seeds of pines and are in demand because of the popularity of pesto. Here they add just a touch of flavor, texture, and visual interest to these delicious fetastuffed chicken rolls, which boast a ton of nutrition from the spinach (iron, calcium, magnesium) and the kalamata olives (healthy plant chemicals called polyphenols). The lean chicken and feta cheese make this a high-protein dish. Fun fact: Kalamata olives are named after the city of Kalamata in Greece and are known for being jumbo size with a meaty taste. They enjoy PDO status (Protected Designation of Origin), which is a legal framework in the European Union designed to protect the names of regional foods.

Ingredients:

- Olive oil cooking spray

- 6 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves

- 8 ounces (225 g) feta cheese, crumbled

- 4 cups (120 g) chopped baby spinach

- 1⁄4 cup (10 g) chopped fresh basil

- 1⁄4 cup (25 g) finely chopped pitted kalamata olives

- 4 cloves garlic, minced

- 2 teaspoons olive oil

- 1⁄2 teaspoon each salt and freshly ground pepper

- 1 can (14.5 ounces, or 406 g) diced tomatoes with garlic and basil, undrained

- 1⁄4 cup (34 g) toasted pine nuts

Directions:

Lightly spray the insert of a slow cooker with olive oil and set aside.

Place each chicken breast between two sheets of waxed paper and use a meat mallet to pound them to about 1⁄4-inch (6 mm) thickness; lay them out flat. In a medium-size bowl, combine the feta, spinach, basil, olives, garlic, and olive oil and mix well.

Lightly and evenly sprinkle each chicken breast with salt and pepper. Dividing the spinach and feta mixture by 6, spoon an equal measure onto the wider end of each breast and roll it up. Lay the rolls close together, seam sides down, in the slow cooker insert and pour the diced tomatoes evenly over all. Cover and cook on high for about 4 hours, or on low for 5 to 6 hours, until the chicken is cooked through. Garnish with the pine nuts to serve.

Yield: 6 servings

Per Serving: Calories 327.5; Calories From Fat 149.8; Total Fat 15.8 g; Cholesterol 104.4 mg; Sodium 868.8 mg; Potassium 523 mg; Total Carbohydrates 9.1 g; Fiber 2.1 g; Sugar 2 g; Protein 36.1 g

Meet the Author

Jonny Bowden, Ph.D., C.N.S, is the author of fourteen health books including the bestselling The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth. He has a master's degree in psychology and counseling and a Ph.D. in nutrition, and he has earned six national certifications in personal training and exercise. He is board certified by the American College of Nutrition, is a member of the prestigious American Society for Nutrition, and speaks frequently at conferences and events across the country. www.jonnybowden.com

Jeannette Bessinger, C.H.H.C., is a board-certified, holistic health counselor, award-winning lifestyle and nutrition educator, and owner of Balance for Life, LLC, www.balanceforlifellc.com, which provides lifestyle health and nutrition education to individuals and organizations. A whole foods cook, she is co-author of The Healthiest Meals on Earth and a contributing writer for Clean Eating magazine. She is a lifestyle health and nutrition consultant to several public and private groups and coalitions working to improve the health of schools and cities in the United States.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have a lot of Jonny Bowden's books, and this one is also a keeper! I love to "read" cookbooks anyway, but when I got this one, I immediately sat down and read through it to see what I wanted to try. Not even 1/3 of the way through the recipes I already had quite a list! As of this review, I've tried about 5 or 6 recipes from this book, and we've loved every one! They are simple and fast, and everything's cooked in a slow cooker! If you are looking for the typical meat 'n potatoes-type recipes, this cookbook won't be your thing. The recipes in here run the gamut from Asian to Indian to seafood to Mexican to plain to spicy and everything in between! It's a really great mix of flavors and ingredients, and that strongly appeals to me. Dr. Jonny also wrote a blurb on each recipe about what the ingredients will do for your body. What component do, say, pineapples have that are so beneficial to your body? Well, Dr. Jonny explains all that and more in the recipes. (The answer is bromelain, by the way, which apparently helps with digestion and inflammation, among other things!) And Chef Jeannette gives you tips as you cook the meal: shortcuts, substitutions, or what to serve with it. You'll get an education as you cook! One of our family's favorite recipes (so far) is the Easiest Lean Artichoke Chicken. There is truly something for everyone in here: chicken, lamb, turkey, seafood, meatless, etc. So many yummy recipes, so little time! And did I mention, you put everything in the slow cooker!? While your food cooks, you'll have time to read the cookbook's explanation about your meal! Pretty awesome, I think! I will note--especially for those of you in rural areas--some recipes call for "weird" and obscure ingredients such as Thai fish sauce or mellow miso paste. I found the miso paste in a huge tub at Whole Foods; it cost $8, and all I needed was two teaspoons, so I subbed in soy sauce and everything came out fine! Due to the ingredients required, some advance planning for a shopping trip is in order, but don't let that scare you; the end result is a healthy, delicious meal that the whole family will enjoy! And best of all, you haven't slaved over the stove all day long! I say it's worth it to make something a little different from the norm. Give it a whirl!
DWalter More than 1 year ago
This was perfect for the new slow cooker. It has not disappointed in food preparation and all of the advise about healthy food resonates with my lifestyle.