Oh I love my slow cooker! There was a whole article in Food Day last week or the week before about making various summery dishes in your slow cooker, it may still be up on Oregonlive.com, it had some good recipes.
My signature dish is Pot Roast which is not exactly lean, but if you cut some of the fat off the roast and eat a small portion it's not THAT bad for you. Here's what I did off the cuff this weekend it was super good.
1 2-3 lb pot roast
salt/pepper to season roast
1 large onion, chopped
2 carrots, chopped
2 celery stalks (use the greens at the top!) chopped
4 cloves garlic
1 can reduced fat cream of mushroom soup
1/4 cup BBQ sauce
2 tsp liquid smoke
1/2 cup beef broth (or water)
On bottom of the crock layer half of the onion, carrot, and celery goodness.
Season the roast with salt pepper, place on top of the veggies. Layer smashed garlic cloves on top of roast.
Sprinkle remaining veggie mixture on roast
Combine soup, BBQ sauce, liquid smoke and broth and pour over roast and vegetables.
Put on the lid turn the cooker on low and do something else for 8-10 hours.
"But it's no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then." ~~ Alice in Wonderland