Mushroom whole grain risotto…
Is sure to bring comfort to your kitchen this winter season. Barley makes a delicious, satisfying whole-grain risotto, and the slow cooker makes it effortless. Chicken Stew. The broth lightens the dish and allows the healthy vege-tables to take a leading role. In fact, if you want to make it a soup instead, increase the broth. The saffron adds an interesting flavor. Make cool nights warmer with a hearty, slow cooker beef chili. The make-ahead meal is perfect for those busy weeknight dinners. A creamy soup is perfect, for a crisp winter night or as a hearty starter at your next gathering. If using canned pumpkin, be sure to use pure pumpkin and not pumpkin pie filling. For an alternative recipe, you can also replace the pumpkin with butternut squash.
Lentil-Mushroom Vegetarian Bolonese. Canned lentils are budget-friendly, busy-family weeknight warriors and a dinnertime savior, when paired with pre-made tomato sauce and quick-cooking pasta. Pulses like lentils are total hunger crushers, too, meeting one-third of a woman’s daily fibre needs and containing 19 grams of protein in just one cup. One study found that a diet rich in pulses like lentils may help reduce the risk of obesity, while a large meta-analysis found that they may also help lower total and bad LDL cholesterol. They may be tiny, but they clearly pack a nutritional punch.
Classic French Onion Soup. A meal-in-a-bowl needs only a green salad to round it out as a dinner or a hearty lunch. Replace the toasted baguette slices with handfuls of ready-made croutons, if desired. Chicken, Cauliflower and Sweet Potato Curry. One-pot chicken curry makes dinner prep and cleanup quick and easy. With your ‘mother’ tomato sauce prepared ahead (our super simple slow cooker sauce), it just takes some pantry spices and a can of coconut milk to take your sauce from spaghetti night to exotic Indian delight.