The cool change signals the start of slow cooker season. We LOVE a warming slow cooker recipe for a chilly night, and if you’re on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge you’re spoilt for choice.
Some of the recipes include yummy Slow Cooker Beef with Sweet Potato and Green Beans, as well as Slow Cooker Ragu.
The ins and outs of slow cookers
If you are a busy mum, the slow cooker can be your best friend as they are a great time saver. You can set it at the beginning of the day, forget all about it, and come home to a hot, delicious meal.
One of our lovely mums, Victoria Zinopoulos knows all too well the joys of the slow cooker, especially when moving house!
She says, “So, my weekend of restocking my freezer stash hasn’t really gone as planned. Nightmare move. A long list of stuff missing or broken. Including some of my little one’s things, which has really upset me!
But I have found my blender and my slow cooker. So, a smoothie to keep me going at lunchtime and Slow Cooker Ragu for dinner. The house is already starting to smell great.”
Although cooking meals with a slow cooker has many unique benefits, it isn’t completely foolproof. Here are some do’s and don’ts to help you with your next slow cooker adventure.
The 5 do’s
1. If you have time, brown your meat first. This helps to create a delicious flavour.
If you want to improve your overall health and wellbeing but don’t have the budget for a gym membership or fancy pre-made healthy meals – our 28 Day Weight Loss Challengeis an awesome program to check out.
Our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge includes:
28 days of at home exercise routines (no gym needed) – with video instruction
Customisable and breastfeeding friendly meal plans
Time-efficient exercises for busy mums – under 30 mins
Challenge combines Pilates exercises with interval and circuit training (HIIT)