Some days I know I will have very little time to come home and prepare a healthy meal for everyone. I’ve also noticed that those days are the hardest to stick with my meal plan.
Stopping at McDonalds seems so much easier.
But we don’t do that, right? J
Here is one of my favorite slow cooker recipes. I can put this on, let it simmer through the day, and have a healthy, delicious mean when we all arrive home.
* Recipe provided by http://www.paleoplan.com
Slow Cooker Salmon with Cranberry Squash
1 medium butternut squash peeled, seeded and cubed
1/2 cup(s) cranberries, dried
1 cup(s) chicken broth or vegetable broth
4 piece(s) salmon fillet(s) about 6oz each
2 tablespoon(s) olive oil
1 teaspoon(s) thyme, dried
1/8 teaspoon(s) sea salt to taste
1/8 teaspoon(s) black pepper to taste
Put the squash, cranberries, and broth in your slow cooker. Add a pinch of salt and pepper, and cover. Cook on low heat for 4-5 hours, until tender. Remove lid, and mash lightly.
Spread the squash in an even layer. Season the salmon filets with salt and pepper and the thyme, and lay them on top of the squash.
Brush with the olive oil and cover. Cook on low for 25 minutes, until salmon is cooked through.
Eating healthy is a big part of feeling great and losing weight. I know how hard it can be to find recipes that are quick, simple, taste yummy, and don’t cost an arm and a leg to make.
Actually one of my pet peeves is a recipe that you cannot make without being directed to another recipe first. Like in order to make this delicious frittata you must first go and make this other recipe.
I, like you, just want something tasty and healthy. This recipe always hits the spot for me. And before this, I didn’t know you could slow cook fish. Now we all know.