Being a mom means being busy these days, especially if your kids are involved in school and activities. Often there just aren’t enough hours in the day between work, errands, soccer practices, and homework and, oh yeah – sitting down for dinner as a family. What’s a sure-fire solution to making time to connect with the family at mealtime even on the busiest of days? Our Kitchen BFF, the Slow Cooker! We’ve pulled some of the simplest, tastiest slow cooker meals from the blogosphere for you to throw in that crock pot a couple times a week. And the bonus? These are recipes kids are sure to gobble up! You can find all these great recipes on our “Favorite Recipes” Pinterest board, so ready, set…SLOW (cook)!
Slow Cooker Pineapple Salsa Chicken
This delightful chicken recipe comes from one of our very favorite food bloggers, Mel at Mel’s Kitchen Café. What could be simpler than throwing some chicken breasts, salsa, and canned pineapple in a slow cooker? Cook for 6-8 hours on low, shred your falling-apart chicken with a fork, and enjoy. Kids are sure to love this flavorful meal (and we *may* have already tried and had big success with this one at home)!
Slow Cooker Cranberry-Apple Pork Roast
We love Erin at $5 Dinners because her recipes are fantastic and she keeps it very frugal! This savory pork roast is a wonderful winter treat with a sweet fruity taste the whole family will adore. Purchase a large pork tenderloin, cook the whole thing, and freeze one half for up to 6 months for another meal that’s ready to go on a busy day.
Slow Cooker Clean Eating BBQ Chicken Tacos
Looking for a super-healthy, kid-friendly slow cooker meal that’s easy to boot? Tiffany at the Gracious Pantry is your go-to girl. All her recipes follow the “clean eating” lifestyle and are delicious and nutritious. This recipe is as easy as can be, and what kid doesn’t love BBQ tacos? Make it extra healthy by whipping up a batch of Tiffany’s clean eating BBQ sauce instead of using store-bought for a meal you can really be confident about.
Are you ready to dust off the old slow cooker and make some delicious food for the family this week? We’d love to see pics of your culinary adventures on our Facebook page! What’s your favorite way to feed your family on a busy day?