If all those workouts aren’t helping you shed the pounds when you hit 40, then it’s time to switch up the diet. But, don’t fret—that doesn’t mean it’s just salads for the next ten years. Your slow cooker is a magic appliance that can help you whip up healthy dinners without sweating over a stove. If you need to lose weight fast, try one of these simple meals this week.
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Basic shredded pork makes a great protein base that will work for a variety of meals. It takes just a few minutes of prep work and the rest is done by the slow cooker. Start it in the morning and by dinner time, you’ll have a flavorful main course without breaking a sweat. Serve the pork in a low-carb tortilla r simply enjoy it as a high-protein, low-carb bowl.
Boneless pork shoulder
Chipotle chile powder or cayenne
Beef bone broth or water
If you are craving an authentic Italian dinner, give ragu a try. This slow cooker version is so easy to make and the results are just a delicious as making it on the stovetop. The recipe does use a fattier cut of beef, but the extra fat means more flavor and it will keep you satisfied longer. If you want to skip the pasta to reduce the calories, serve the sauce over zucchini noodles instead.
Carrots, peeled and diced
Tortilla Chicken Verde Chili
If you are ready to switch up your chili recipe, give Verde chili a whirl. Instead of being tomato-based, Verde (which means green) is a lighter version that’s not short on flavor. It’s perfect for a quick weeknight dinner and is easily adaptable to cook on a stovetop and instant pot.
Boneless, skinless chicken
Olive oil or avocado oil
Sea salt and black pepper
This vegan-friendly meal futures ingredients straight out of your pantry. It features healthy sweet potatoes and quinoa mixed with favorable spices. If you are looking for a delicious and frugal meal to make this week, you should definitely give it a try.
Whole kernel corn,