One of the things I am trying to do to be healthier this year is to eat out less. The time that I am most likely to break down and order out is dinner. By the end of a long day of running after an almost two year old boy I am pretty much pooped. When I feel like that I am most likely to throw in the towel and order in some dinner.
One way that I have found to help myself is to rely on my crock pot. Sometimes I make a whole meal in the crock pot but normally I only make part of the meal as I've found that many of the crock pot meals that I know how to make are not very good for you. Today I am putting some chicken tenderloins in the crock pot with a box of low sodium chicken stock. I will let that cook for 8 hours on low. Then this evening I have the most time consuming part of dinner finished.
I love making chicken this way because there is so much you can do with it. You can make soup, pot pie, chicken sandwiches, or just serve up that super tender chicken with some rice and veggies. I also love that I have leftovers to make lunch out of for tomorrow.
What are your favorite things to make in the crock pot? Do you find yourself ordering food because your tired at the end of the day? What tricks do you have for making a quick and yummy dinner for your family?