Cut Your Cooking Time in Half: Benefits of Slow Cooking

by Nashua Nutrition Admin

Crockpot cooking is such a great way to save time in the kitchen and to boost the nutritional value of your dish. Cooking in the crockpot is great for busy families, for college students or for anyone who may not enjoy cooking. Using a crockpot allows you to create a dish that is bursting with flavor, and full of health benefits and the best part is that this takes very minimal work on your part.

Benefits of Slow Cooking:

  • Nutritional Value: Using the slow cooker allows you to make delicious and nutritious meals. Ingredients that are put into the slow cooker are fresh, and since they are cooked at a low temperature, they are able to hold onto their nutritional value as opposed to when you cook vegetables or meats down at a high temperature. For an extra nutritional punch, add some protein to your meal.
  • Saves Time: One of the greatest benefits of cooking with a slow cooker is that it saves you time! You do not have to be cooking for hours to make a delicious meal. Simply place all the ingredients into the slow cooker, and let it do the magic while you carry about your daily business.
  • Can Be Used Year Round: Using the slow cooker isn’t just useful during one particular season. The slow cooker recipes can be adapted for any season depending on the ingredients you use in each recipe.
  • Easy to clean up: Another major convenience factor to using the slow cooker is that the cleanup is super easy! This is basically a one pot meal, which means there is only one pot that requires clean up after cooking. This saves you so much time and makes cooking less tedious and much more enjoyable.
  • You can Transport Your Meals: Are you cooking for someone else? Cooking in the slow cooker makes transporting meals so much easier. Simply let the meal in the slow cooker cool, and keep it cover and then transport it wherever you need to go.

Cooking doesn’t have to be a chore, and making a nutritious meal that tastes amazing doesn’t have to take the whole day cooking in the kitchen either. Take your slow cooker out and be amazed how delicious a meal that takes little effort to make tastes! Your friends and family will think you slaved in the kitchen all day. Craving a dessert after your meal? Instead of a high-calorie snack, opt for a delicious Healthsmart smoothie that tastes great and is good for you.

Try some of these easy slow cooker recipes to get started.


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