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Living the Good Life blog, theme... New Habit, day 6

Thursday, March 07, 2013

6) Do you need some motivation or advice? Ask for it!

Motivation is pretty high right now. But I can always use advice. Today on SP Coach I was told I'm never too old to learn new tricks.

Planning my menus is not always easy and I'm always on the prowl for some interesting sources. I spend too much time trying to get it right. So, I thought I'd ask here for a few ideas.

I'm looking for some tasty slow cooker recipes that aren't just salsa or condensed soup over chicken. Any suggestions?

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JCEDIT89 3/7/2013 9:17PM

    Hello neighbor and fellow Firecracker! Just read your page and realized we are just about in the same place. I am in the NW suburbs.

I use a slow cooker, but for very simple recipes. DH does not like recipes with more than a few ingredients, so I don't need to cook anything fancy.

Keep up the great work. You are looking fabulous!! emoticon

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VICTORY2XS 3/7/2013 7:28PM

    Don't spend too much time trying to be perfect. It's not perfection that counts, but what you actually accomplish!

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FUSIONFITNESS3 3/7/2013 6:47PM

    I'm going to hunt for a few recipes for you in my recipe collection right now. Just have to figure out how I'll post the links. I've done it...just need to rethink it a minutes.

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2BEHEALTHY2014 3/7/2013 3:28PM

    Sorry I can't help. I only use my crockpot for roast or stew. I think I will take some of the advice given to you and check out these new sources!

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NEELIXNKES 3/7/2013 3:06PM

    checkout She has some great recipes. We tried her crockpot Mongolian beef not to long ago and it was tasty! Also, the crockpot team here on spark has loads of ideas and resources.

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DIET_FRIEND 3/7/2013 2:51PM

    I have just started looking at Pinterest. There are a lot of cool ideas there. I make very few things in the slow cooker, but I am a believer in the barbeque made with a picnic ham or boston Butt. I put it in, pour a whole bottle of barbecue sauce over it. Place a peeled onion whole on top (or sliced in two if it's too big). Cook it low and slow all day or night. The next day it will be falling apart and you can serve it on buns or in pitas or sandwich rounds or just on the side. I don't think it's low-cal though! I have looked for sugar-free barbeque sauces and they are hard to find. You could make your own and limit or eliminate brown sugar.

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NINJA-NED 3/7/2013 2:44PM

    turkey kielbasa and 2 jars of sauerkraut. cook on low all day. easy, nutritious, delicious. sometimes i don't eat the kielbasa but it adds a nice flavor.

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PATTISTAMPS 3/7/2013 1:29PM

    I wish I did have some. I have heard that putting a pork roast in - just plain - and letting it cook all day, then shredding with 2 forks and putting on BBQ sauce is really good, but don't know what cut is used - a pork shoulder is way too high in calories, but would be tasty, for sure... I would check spark recipes, and/or pinterest!

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