We all know how hard it can be to come home and prepare a healthy meal after a stressful day at work. The last thing on your mind is healthy cooking… All you want to do is put your feet up!
But the worst thing you can do is go and grab some take-away. If you go for take-away, you usually have a meal that is high in fat, has very low vegetable content, and contains a lot of salt (sodium).
If you want to take control over your weight and what you actually take in with your food, nothing is better than cooking a meal yourself. Then you know exactly what you get, and you can pick and choose the ingredients.
An easy option to have a healthy home cooked meal in the evenings is the humble slow cooker. You can load a slow cooker with the ingredients you want in the morning, and then have it on for several hours to come home to a perfectly cooked dinner that contains lots of vitamins and nutrients from the foods you put in that the morning.
I love my slow cooker. Preparation is so easy and fast, and can be done well in advance, and the meals taste delicious!
I found the following slow cooker recipe on Calorie Count, and it sounds so good I wanted to share it with you. It’s the “Recipe of the Week”! If you combine this with a healthy salad, you have a fabulous healthy meal after work. Here it goes:
Wharis124’s Slow Cooker Spinach, Chicken, and Feta Quiche
1 pound chicken breasts, raw, cut into 1 in chunks
1 pkg (10 oz) frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
6 oz fat free feta cheese
1/3 cup fresh dill
2 Tbsp onion flakes
6 large eggs
1 can fat free evaporated milk
1/4 tsp pepper
1 cup Heart Healthy Bisquick
1. Coat slow cooker bowl with nonstick cooking spray.
2. In large bowl, combine chicken, spinach, feta, dill, and onion flakes. Stir until evenly blended.
3. In another bowl, whisk eggs, milk, and pepper. Stir into chicken mixture. Fold in Bisquick.
4. Pour into slow cooker. Cook for 6 hours on LOW.
5. Remove slow cooker insert and turn out onto wire rack. Cut quiche into 8 wedges and serve.
Sounds easy, right? That’s because it is!! I have to admit, I have mostly cooked meaty casseroles in my slow cooker, but this sounds just delicious. Now if I can find something to replace the Bisquick here in Australia (I have never seen it here, but there must be something else!), then I am ready to try this out.
So, no more excuses for fast food after work, get yourself a slow cooker if you haven’t got one already, and start using it!