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If you’re one of those people who eat out of exhaustion – who come home bone tired, and reach for unhealthy snack foods, rather than home cooked, healthy meals – then you might want to consider investing in an affordable crock-pot that does most of the work for you.
Having a crock-pot is almost like having a personal chef in some ways. The cooking is done with a hands-off approach. You simply put in the ingredients, set it to the right temperature, and remove the food once it’s done!
Slow cookers help you avoid fattening, fried foods as well. And you can cook for one – or for a whole family, providing delicious, home-cooked meals and steering clear of the fast food routine.
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The Crock-Pot Programmable Cook and Carry Oval Slow Cooker is a large crockpot that allows you to cook for up to seven people. It’s programmable, so you can cook for half an hour or up to twenty hours, depending on your choice of meals.
Once your meal is done, the cooker automatically turns itself to a warm setting, simply keeping your food at the right temperature for whenever your meal is ready to be consumed.
The lid on the crockpot locks, keeping all messes at bay, and when the meal is complete, you can lift the oval-shaped stoneware out of the cooker and place it right on your table for easy serving.
There are dozens of healthy crock-pot cookbooks you can get to learn how to shave off calories and prepare more nutritious meals for your family. And just because you’re busy, you’ll no longer have an excuse to ditch your diet – because a crock-pot makes it so easy to stick to your plan.
When the meal is finished, you can unplug the cooker and after it’s cooled, wash it down with a soft cloth and soapy water. You can put the lid and stoneware in the dishwasher.
The crock-pot is also portable, so if you’re attending a family function or office party and want to bring along a healthy alternative, you can do it easily with a locking lid that won’t spill the contents of your meal as you travel.
Crock-pot cooking is a wonderful alternative to fried and heavy sauced meals. You get the rich flavor of a home cooked meal, with a fraction of the calories. You can cook once and have leftovers, or cook a new meal every day if you want to!
For slow cooker recipes, I highly recommend checking out Crock-Pot’s website, which sponsors a yearly recipe contest. You can also find lots of free recipes on Epicurious.com and the Food Network website, plus there are so many others.