Crock Pot Recipes for a Cold Day

chicken tacos

All this cold weather we've been having makes me want to do two things: curl up with a good book, and eat a nice warm meal. One of my new favorite books is "Made to Crave" by Lysa TerKeurst, but what are a few of my favorite crock pot recipes? I've got two more to add to your recipe books today!

Chicken Tacos

Crock Pot Chicken Tacos

Ingredients:

4 Organic Chicken Breasts

1 Jar of Your Favorite Salsa (I like low sugar, all natural salsa)

Directions: Place thawed chicken breasts in the crock pot. Cover with salsa. Cook for 4-6 hours on low, then shred the chicken with two forks.

The shredded chicken

Serve with your favorite toppings like avocado, cilantro, cheese, lettuce, and tomatoes!  My children love to create a "taco bar" and feel independent when they can fill their own tacos with delicious sides to accompany the chicken! Seriously easy & now a family favorite! 

Crockpot Lasagna

Crock Pot Lasagna

Serves 6-8

Ingredients

1 lb lean organic ground beef

1 small onion, chopped

2 garlic cloves, smashed

1 (28 ounce) can low sugar tomato sauce

1 can tomatoes (diced) (low sodium)

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 cup spinach

12 ounces ricotta cheese

1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese or 1/2 cup asiago cheese

12 ounces 100% whole wheat lasagna noodles, uncooked

16 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese

 Directions: Brown beef, onion and garlic in pan. Drain the oil from the beef. Add tomato sauce, tomatoes, and oregano. Mix well. Spoon a layer of meat sauce onto the bottom of the slow cooker. Add a double layer of uncooked lasagna noodles (break to fit) and top with cheeses. Add the spinach in one of the layers. Repeat with sauce, noodles and cheeses until all are used up. Cover and cook on low for 4 to 5 hours. Enjoy with a delicious salad!

What I love about these recipes is how easy they are. I can just throw a few things into the crock pot and leave them to cook all afternoon, and then they're done when I need them on busy weeknights. I also love how kid friendly they are. My kids loved the chicken tacos & didn't notice the spinach in the lasagna, and requested them both for a meal in the future! Score!

Eat healthy and stay warm!  Blessings,

Caroline