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The Healthy Slow Cooker: More than 100 Dishes for Health and Wellness [Paperback]

Judith Finlayson
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Book Description

Feb. 4 2006

A winning combination of healthy eating and convenience.

Here's an ideal combination: a tasty meal, nutrition for good health, and the convenience of a slow cooker. The Healthy Slow Cooker offers more than 100 delicious, nourishing recipes that are healthy and contain key nutritional, health and wellness information. Along with a complete nutrient analysis, each recipe will feature:

  • An icon denotes vegan friendly recipes
  • "Mindful morsels" that highlight particular nutritional elements
  • "Natural Wonders" that provide an a overview of a dish's healthful benefits

For example, Indian-Style Chicken with Puréed Spinach provides 400% of the daily requirement of Vitamin K, and cumin in the recipe improves digestion. Here's a small sampling of the tantalizing array of recipes:

  • Creamy Polenta with Corn and Chilies
  • Moroccan-Style Lamb with Apricots and Raisins
  • Ribs 'n' Greens with Wheatberries
  • Winter Vegetable Casserole
  • Cranberry Pear Brown Betty
  • Indian Banana Pudding

For diabetics, the book features a separate section of useful advice and nutrition guidelines.

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Proves the slow cooker stashed in the back of the cabinet can do more than stews and roasts... nutritional guidelines and tips for using a slow cooker to it's best advantage. (Cherry Hill Courier-Post 2006-03-15)

Information and recipes with high nutrition, reduced sodium and boosted fiber. (Sue Story Truax Omaha World-Herald 2006-03-29)

[One of the top five of] the best of my nearly 20 slow-cooker books... an artful palate and healthful bias come together in recipes. (Kathy Martin Miami Herald 2006-08-10)

One of my favorite slow-cooker cookbooks. (Amy McConnell Schaarsmith Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 2006-07-13)

Focuses on intriguing dishes that will be ready once you get home... enticing soups and stews. (Linda Fradkin Galveston County Daily News 2006-02-08)

About the Author

Judith Finlayson is a food writer and the author of many cookbooks, including the bestselling 150 Best Slow Cooker Recipes, Delicious and Dependable Slow Cooker Recipes, and 125 Best Vegetarian Slow Cooker Recipes.

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Healthy: Slow Cooker Recipes Oct. 8 2007
The Healthy Slow Cooker contains over 100 healthy recipes that can be made using a crock pot. These recipes include main meal dishes for every meal as well as deserts. Each recipe is complete with full instructions, tips, make ahead ideas, and nutritional information. There is even a chart at the back of the book detailing the American and Canadian Diabetes Association Values of each dish.

Like many people, there are days when I just can't face making a meal after a long hard day. At that point, nutrition pretty much goes out the window and fast food becomes an option. I like the slow cook alternative, particular those delicious, quick to prepare recipes that I can throw in the cooker at the start of the day and have ready for supper. That these meals are actually nutritious is an added bonus. Any recipe that actually reduces chaos and that my family actually likes to eat gets high marks from me.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I LOVE IT March 1 2007
This book was given to me as a gift. The recipes are great. They require some prep time but they give you the option of preparing the food up to two days early and then placing on the slow cooker. I normally can do most of my prep on the weekend. Some receipt can be done in the morning, if you choose not to do the pre-cooking and just put the food in raw, it taste just as good. I work long hours, so does my husband and we have an 18 month old baby. This book has been a life saver for having healthy cooked meals, during the week, at a decent hour. I also invested in a slow cooker with a timer and we now have health meals as soon as we walk in the door.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Tasty recipes lots of work. Jan. 18 2012
I bought this book when we bought a new slow cooker. I liked the sound of a lot of the recipes. When it came to actually cooking them there was a lot of work involved before using the crock pot. I like crock pot recipes to be simple and straight forward, for example throw these things in and cook. This is more aimed at the gourmet crock potter.
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5.0 out of 5 stars slow cooker recipe book review May 25 2012
By Ariane
amazing ideas! Tried a couple of recipes already and they were all really nice! The book is well done, full of tips, nutritional info, interesting facts, etc. I LOVE it!
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228 of 228 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Healthy and Delicious! Sept. 21 2008
By Library Lady - Published on Amazon.com
If you read some of the reviews on this site you'd think that the author has you going to exotic and bizarre grocery stores and spending hours preparing these dishes. Its simply untrue. If you're looking for a cookbook that has you open 5 different cans of salty foods and throw em all together for some mushy and unrecognizable (yet fast!) food product then don't buy this one. This one outlines how you can create wonderful, filling, nutritious meals for your whole family. Yep, you are required to chop up fresh fruits and veggies and add in whole grains and beans but isn't this what we should be adding to our meals anyway? I've tried probably half of the recipes in this cookbook and I have enjoyed them all. They freeze wonderfully so you can place them in individual portion sized containers to bring for lunch. This is nutritious and thrifty. She uses almost no processed foods in her recipes (except broths but you can make those yourself) which I appreciate as we try to avoid those foods. I highly recommend this cookbook as her approach to "healthy" food is moderate and logical. BTW, I live in a fairly small area and have been able to find all ingredients needed at my local generic grocery store.
195 of 199 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Healthy Cooking Made Easy Feb. 25 2006
By N. Urbano - Published on Amazon.com
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I studiously avoided learning to cook for 50+ years but a friend who's very health conscious recommended trying a slow cooker. This cookbook gave me the additional boost I needed. Finlayson is very knowledgeable about nutrition, and somehow manages to make it interesting to read about. Plus, she gives tips on what to prepare the night before, so you can set up the crock pot in the morning, turn it on, and have a great meal by the time you get home. I love the Thai Pumpkin Soup, which has become a favorite in our household. If you're trying WeightWatchers point system, this has an abundance of good recipes.
63 of 63 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring and useful book for cooks of all levels -- and time constraints April 7 2008
By Amy - Published on Amazon.com
I think this is an absolutely wonderful book. It makes it possible even for someone like me -- with little cooking experience, even less time, and to boot, a kitchen that is in the middle of a serious renovation -- to prepare delicious and very healthy foods. The food is incredible, the instructions are clear, and the accompanying information is very useful. I can't say enough good things about it. In addition to being healthy, each recipe is unique and subtle, yielding a dish that makes my short time in the kitchen very rewarding. The book is organized well with a layout and pictures that invites browsing through the recipes.

Most of my previous health food endeavors have been limited, primarily, to low-calorie foods. This book takes healthy eating to a different dimension by considering vitamins, ratios of meats to vegetables, and nutritional variety. I've enjoyed reading the information paired with each recipe as much as I've enjoyed the food itself. And that's saying something -- I've prepared perhaps one-third of these recipes, and all have been winners. It includes recipes using a wide variety of ingredients, many of which I would never have tried nor known how to cook without using this book. For me, it's perfect -- this is the kind of food I want to eat, but learning the techniques and cooking it via means other than the slow cooker is not something I have time to do, unfortunately.

My time and budget constraints have meant cutting a few corners prescribed by the recipes, but the recipes have turned out very well for me. The book includes instructions and measurements for grinding your own spices, as well as introductions to exotic and otherwise intimidating (to me) specialty food items that require going beyond the fare at, say, Kroger grocery stores. I don't grind my own spices -- I buy them in bulk to save money, and for these recipes do my best estimations based on guidelines in the beginning of the book and my own tastes. I also try to substitute some of the more expensive food items. (Many recipes call for nothing beyond the ordinary, and the ones that do usually only have an ingredient or two that exceeds my normal food budget.) The recipes are still FABULOUS.

Another aspect of the book that many here have noted is that the cookbook author includes, in each recipe, instructions for "softening" vegetables and browning meats on the stove before putting in the pot. This makes a huge difference in terms of taste. And I must also say that of the other slow cooker cookbooks I own, most say in the introduction that doing this is a good idea, but they don't include it in their recipes. Given that, this cookbook isn't significantly more complicated in its instructions than most others on the market.

I will soon wrap up this long review... but I do encourage anyone interested in a relatively easy way of cooking healthy, truly unique food to seriously consider this book. The results of each recipe are undeniably wonderful, and I believe the ingredients and methods are adaptable to a wide range of cooking abilities and budgets.
260 of 280 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not all at Once Feb. 1 2006
By Marty Martindale - Published on Amazon.com

More than 100 Recipes for

Health and Wellness

By Judith Finlayson

Slow cookers are different now. No longer do you put all ingredients in to return home and find an non-distinctive, mushy, rather flavor-lacking concoction.

After four books, Findlayson has reached important conclusions for better slow cooker creations. Some of these make her feel zucchini, peas, snow peas, fish, seafood, and milk/cream do not respond well to long cooking. She also feels peppers, hot sauces and curry powder do not do well with long cooking. Her solution? Add these during the last 30 minutes of cooking.

Each recipe has a two-page spread with headnotes, preparation tips, make ahead hints, "Mindful Morsels," and "Nuture Wonders" which expand on the nourishment of the main ingredient, The book also gives Nutrients Per Serving and significant vitamin content.

Besides breakfast, even bread items and tempting desserts, The Healthy Slow Cooker helps you make some tempting, exciting dishes. Here a description of some of the recipes:

Beet Soup with Lemongrass and Lime -

Combines garlic, gingerroot, red bell pepper, red chile, lime zest, coconut cream and cilantro.

(The Spanish favorite) Caldo Verde -

Has cumin, onions, carrots, garlic, chickpeas, potatoes, paprika, collard greens and smoked sausage

(A Moroccan favorite) Harira -

Calls for celery, onion, garlic, tumeric, lemon zest, tomatoes, red lentils, chickpeas and parsley. This is best topped with Harissa made from red chile peppers, caraway and coriander seeds, cumin, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, lemon and sweet paprika

Spicy Peanut Chicken -

Incorporates, onions, carrots, celery, garlic, gingerroot, peanut butter, lemon juice, soy sauce, red curry paste, coconut milk, green peas, roasted peanuts and cilantro.

Cioppino -

Made with onions, fennel, garlic, anchovy filets, tomatoes, dry white wine, fish stock, white fish, shrimp, crabmeat, red bell pepper, chile pepper and optionally topped with Easy Rouille made from mayonnaise, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice and hot paprika.

Beef and Barley with Rosemary and Orange -

Includes mushrooms, onions, celery, carrots garlic, orange zest and dry red wine. Can be topped with Persillade of parsley, garlic and balsamic vinegar.

Chili con Carne -

Make with flour, olive oil, onions, garlic, oregano, cinnamon stick, cumin, beer, kidney beans, ancho chili powder, chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, poblano chiles, cilantro, sour cream, red onion and roasted red pepper strips.

Barley and Wild Rice Pilaf -

Calls for onion, garlic, rosemary leaves, tomatoes, vegetable stock and toasted pine nuts.

Tamale Pie with Chili Millet Crust -

Make with onions, olive oil, celery, garlic, oregano, cumin, black or pinto beans, tomatoes, corn kernels, green bell pepper and jalapeno or chipotle pepper.

May be topped with millet, water, black pepper, Monterrey Jack cheese and chopped green chiles.

Review by Marty Martindale, 2006, Largo FL
41 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Delicious, healthy food for working families Oct. 23 2007
By Deborah J. Harper - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This cookbook asks you to brown the meat and veggies ahead of time. This makes a tremendous difference in the taste. No gray, mushy meat here. I do the prep work the evening before (usually less than a 1/2 hour) then set it to cook in the morning. OK, yes, I do put it in the 'frig over night. I find I prefer to cut the time by one to two hours from the one Ms. Findlayson recommends.

I also like the nutrition information provided for each recipe.

My college bound son asked for this cookbook and a crockpot of his own. That's as high praise as I know of.
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