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Healthy Cooking – Using a Slow Cooker

Recipes using a slow cookerUsing a slow cooker to prepare healthy meals can make life easier for any busy cook. This is a healthy way to cook and can really be a time saver in your life. With slow cookers you can add ingredients to the pot, set the temperature, and then walk away for hours.

This can be especially helpful if you have a job outside of your home or just a very busy schedule. You can put healthy foods in to cook but then you can continue with your activities knowing that you’ll have a great meal for dinner, ready to eat at the end of the work day.

The biggest complaint people have about slow cookers tends to be the cleanup. Because they cook for so long, food can get baked right into the pot. However, there are liners now you can place inside your slow cooker that make cleaning it much easier. You simply throw them away when you’re done.

Imagine all the great meals that you can have ready at the end of the day using a slow cooker!

Here is a delicious slow cooker recipe with a Canadian flair. Real Canadian maple syrup makes it extra good!

Maple-Flavoured Barbecue Chicken Using a Slow Cooker

Canadian Maple Syrup

  • 1 c. ketchup
  • 1/2 c. maple or maple flavoured syrup
  • 2 tbsp. prepared mustard
  • 2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 4 boneless, skinned chicken breasts

Place all ingredients in Slow Cooker/Crock Pot and cook on low for about 7 to 8 hours or until chicken is done. Remove meat, shred and return to sauce. Place on buns for sandwiches or serve over hot rice.

Serves 4 to 6.

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