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Cooking for two: 10 Crock-Pot Dinner Recipes

a list of 10 crock-pot dinner recipes to share with the one you love. (There’s even a crock-pot quiche recipe!)

Welcome to my new series! Since my youngest son went off to college in August, I’m a new empty nester. One of the hardest things to get used to, besides his absence, is trying to cook for only my husband and myself. For 20+ years, I’ve cooked for 3 boys. I typically made extra, because, well, growing boys eat a lot. Now, it’s just the two of us and cooking for two is a whole different ball of wax…thus this new series. You’ll be learning along with me.

This series will be published bi-monthly, on the first Thursday every other month. On the first Thursday, during the other months, will be my pioneer recipes series.

Typically, I’ll be using the “tried and true” method. I’ll experiment with a recipe and then share my experiences with all of you. This time, however, I’m publishing a list of 10 crock-pot dinner recipes to share with the one you love. (There’s even a crock-pot quiche recipe!) So, HERE WE GO!

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken

Damndelicious.net

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken and Veggies - The easiest one pot recipe ever. Simply throw everything in and that's it! No cooking, no sauteeing. SO EASY!

Slow Cooker Easy Quiche

A Spicy Perspective

The Best - Slow Cooker Easy Quiche Recipe (Ham and Cheese Quiche with Veggies!) #slowcooker #crockpot

Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin with Balsamic Glaze

The Recipe Rebel

pork tenderloin in crock pot sliced

Tomato Basil Steak

A Taste of Home

Tomato-Basil Steak

Slow Cooker Greek Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki

The Recipe Critic

slowcookerchickengyros2

Slow Cooker Paleo Meatballs

Delish.com

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Slow Cooker Zucchini Lasagna

The Primavera Kitchen

Slow Cooker Zucchini Lasagna Primavera Kitchen Recipe

Slow Cooker Enchiladas

A Taste of Home

Slow Cooker Enchiladas

Crock-Pot Carne Asada Nachos

How Sweet Eats

Crockpot Carne Asada Nachos I howsweeteats.com

Tuscan-Style Chicken

A Taste of Home

Tuscan-Style Chicken

Food Storage & Preservation: How To Store Food Properly

Great article on food storage!

From reducing food waste to saving money, proper food storage has many benefits. Find out the pros and cons of 6 different food preservation techniques.
— Read on foodrevolution.org/blog/food-storage-food-preservation/

Sticky and Smokey Chipotle and Maple-Baked Chicken on the bone

This chicken recipe looks so amazing! I can’t wait to try it!

Sticky and Smokey Chipotle and Maple-Baked Chicken on the bone

https://poachmequick.com/sticky-and-smokey-chipotle-and-maple-baked-chicken-on-the-bone/
— Read on poachmequick.com/sticky-and-smokey-chipotle-and-maple-baked-chicken-on-the-bone/

Easy, healthy recipe – super food quinoa

Quinoa is a phenomenal and super healthy grain to add to your diet. Here’s a tasty recipe for you!

Easy, healthy recipe – super food quinoa

https://thebabycarrotthug.com/2019/08/24/easy-healthy-recipe-super-food-quinoa/
— Read on thebabycarrotthug.com/2019/08/24/easy-healthy-recipe-super-food-quinoa/

10 Snacks and 10 Recipes to Fight Insomnia

As part of my new series The Insomnia Fix, I have compiled a list of 10 snack foods and links to 10 recipes that can help fight insomnia. The snacks and recipes contain foods high in vitamins, minerals and hormones that help promote relaxation or help the body produce the vital sleep hormone melatonin.

10 snack foods to fight insomnia

  • almonds – high in magnesium-a muscle relaxer
  • tart cherries – high in melatonin- a sleep hormone
  • bananas – high in tryptophan – a precursor and necessary component to the production of melatonin
  • pineapple – known to boost melatonin
  • pumpkin seeds – high in tryptophan
  • walnuts – high in melatonin
  • goji berries – one of the best known sources of melatonin
  • Sweet potatoes – high in potassium – a muscle relaxer
  • dairy products – high in tryptophan
  • poultry – high in tryptophan

Below are links to 10 recipes designed to help you relax and produce more melatonin. Some of the links contain more than the recipe being highlighted.

Banana-Almond Smoothie

By: Great Green Heron

Cherry and Plum Smoothie

By: Nourished by Nutrition

Melatonin Boosting Sleep Cocktail

By: Medicinal Plants and their uses

Turmeric Golden Milk

By: The Awesome Green

6 sleep juice recipes

By: Febico

6 sleep juice recipes

Closing thoughts

In the near future, I’ll be giving you some of my personal favorite recipes for nighttime snacks, drinks and smoothies to help me sleep. What are your favorites? I’d love to see your comments below!

Until next time…namaste my friends!

Tamara

Drinks for Insomnia | 5 Recipes That Will Help You Sleep Better Tonight

This week, on Purple Almond Wellness, I’m featuring a new series called THE INSOMNIA FIX. So, to go along with that, I found these 5 drinks designed to help you sleep better.

Follow this link for the full recipes: Drinks for Insomnia | 5 Recipes That Will Help You Sleep Better Tonight

Simple Slow Cooker Orange Chicken

This looks amazing! Definitely on my “to make” list!

What's for Dinner Moms?

Has anyone else noticed that bloggers you have followed suddenly gone? My following list has dropped some people off and I just noticed that some of you I have followed for years are missing. If you see I am not following you anymore let me know! I will be happy to follow you again. Sorry, about the glitch!

Some days you just want to throw everything into a slow cooker and walk away. This is one of those meals. No, it is best if it is not left to cook more than 6-7 hours but it will be edible. The problem is that chicken breasts can dry out if cooked too long. If you plan on cooking longer you may wish to switch from a chicken breast to a boneless, skinless chicken thigh. Still try not to overcook this dish to make a simple tasty dinner.

Verdict:

My family thought…

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We will never forget

We will #neverforget.

Purple Almond Wellness

I would like to take a moment to remember the tragic events of 18 years ago. It is a day no one alive that day will ever forget and likely remembers what they were doing when they heard the news.

At the time, I was a corporate trainer for a local credit union. I was at the credit union headquarters doing some training with some new employees when the head teller came back and said a plane had flown into one of the towers of the World Trade Center. There was a television in the room I was in and she wanted to turn it on to watch the news. We turned on the television in time to see the second plane hit the second tower. It was at that moment we all knew it was no accident.

A group of us huddled around the small TV and watched for…

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11 Ideas for Build-Your-Own Dinner Nights

This week at Purple Almond Wellness, we are talking about social wellness. Nothing brings people together better than food!

I found an article on bonbonbreak.com, which lists 11 “build-you-own” ideas. What fun for people to come together, for some conversation, fun and make a meal for themselves, to their own tastes.

The ideas include:

  1. Rice bowl bar
  2. Tortilla bar
  3. Mediterranean flatbread bar
  4. Potato bar
  5. Pasta bar
  6. Salad bar
  7. Sandwich bar
  8. Pizza bar
  9. Bloody Mary bar
  10. Ice cream bar
  11. Hot chocolate bar

What are the specifics on each? You’ll have to follow this link to get the details: 11 Ideas for Build-Your-Own Dinner Nights

Blackberry Quinoa Energy Bars

This recipe looks really good! The ingredients call for syrup, and recommends Walden’s fat/sugar free syrup, which is certainly an option. To keep it whole foods, I recommend real maple syrup, which isn’t sugar free, but is less processed than the sugar free version.


Servings: 9 Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups Quick Oats1 1/2 cups Quinoa (cooked following package direction, then cooled) 2/3 cup Vanilla Protein Shake Mix 1 tsp Baking Powder1/2 tsp Baking Soda1/4 tsp Pin…

Follow this link for the main recipe: Blackberry Quinoa Energy Bars – A Dash Of Macros