Use A Slow Cooker To Quash The Urge To Dine Out

Use A Slow Cooker To Quash The Urge To Dine Out
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Stopping for fast food on the way home is an easy option, but an awful habit. Instead, use your slow cooker to avoid the temptation to hit the drive-through after a long day.

Photo by Janine

Even though eating out takes a toll on your health and your wallet, many of us do it because it’s convenient. Instead, throw a meal in your slow cooker before the day starts. You’ll beat the convenience of fast food because there’ll be a delicious and healthy meal waiting for you when you get home. Plus, you’ll save money at the same time. You can even set the table in the morning so when you get home all you have to do is put the food on the plate and enjoy.

If you use a meal-planning routine and food prep once a week, it’s even easier. Then you’ll just wake up in the morning, throw the ingredients in the pot, set it, and go.

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  • Cooked a curry in one of these once, just simply used Pataks, coconut milk, beef cubes, potato, onion and some chives… let it cook on low for 24 hours.

    Holy crap it was good. Just amazing. Just freakin’ amazing.

  • We received a slow cooker as a wedding gift from my aunt a few years ago. At the time I thought she was being nostalgic for the ’70s but since then we’ve grown to love it. Soups, curries, casseroles… it does it all.

    • I have my parents passed down slow cooker as well, still works like a brand new one…well…until I dropped the heavy glass lid on my foot that is!

  • We’ve been using this system for years. Prepare the ingredients before bed, put the slow-cooker on in the morning, no cooking required at dinner time – my wife calls it ‘fake-away’ food.

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