Food & Fitness Friday – Why I’m Loving our Slow Cooker for Healthy Eating 

Despite being at home quite a lot whilst on maternity leave, it can be a bit of a pain spending ages in kitchen cooking when you have a 3 month old baby who wants your attention. There’s only so many times you can sing along badly to Come on Eileen to amuse him… 

I’ve had a slow cooker for a while but not really used it much, until we moved house and I rediscovered it. The best thing about a slow cooker is that you can do the prep work ahead of time and then just sling it all in and, at the end of the day, there’s a yummy meal all ready to be eaten. 


Slow cookers can also help if you are trying to be healthy. If you’ve had a bad day, whether it’s been at work or because your baby hasn’t let you put him down for more than 2 minutes at a time because he’s teething, the last thing you feel like doing is preparing a nutritious meal from scratch, it’s so much more tempting to reach for the takeawahmenu or bung a frozen pizza in the oven but if you’ve already cooked something, which smells quite frankly delicious, you won’t be tempted by the junk.

Since reading The Goddess Revolution I’ve really taken notice of how certain foods make me feel, so although I’m not on a ‘diet’ or restricting myself from foods, I know I feel better when eating meals rich in vegetables and fresh ingredients. 

So far in my slow cooker I’ve made beef and chicken stews, a lamb hotpot and beef stroganoff but the possibilities are endless. You can cook most things in a slow cooker including things you wouldn’t necessary expect like chilli, curries and bolognese. This week’s favourite was a sausage casserole, which tasted amazing. 
Do you use a slow cooker? What’s your favourite slow cooker meal? 

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7 thoughts on “Food & Fitness Friday – Why I’m Loving our Slow Cooker for Healthy Eating 

  1. mummyfox

    We love our slow cooker, but we still don’t use it as much as we should do! We make lots of stews in the SC. I have put a lamb joint in there and it was AMAZING! There are so many things you can do x

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  2. Alison P

    I don’t t have one but I’ve been thinking about it for ages. I’ve been worried it would be another gadget taking up space in the cupboard but I’m warming more to the idea especially after reading this. Thanks!

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  3. Lindsey

    I am a tad jealous, I’ve seen so many fabulous recipes with a slow cooker a it is great too for when you have family so you can spend your time with them x

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  4. Rachel Bee (@RachelAnne_Bee)

    I adore making casseroles and chilli in my slow cooker! Thinking of trying a curry in their soon too!

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  5. Amy @ The Smallest Of Things

    I love our slow cooker! It’s so handy with small children as we don’t always get a chance to stand cooking (with both hands) haha ox

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  6. tinyfootsteps2015

    I LOVE our slow cooker. I use it about 2 times a week at least as it’s so handy to throw in all the ingredients in the morning and have it cooking all day. I feel like I’m winning at adulthood when I have dinner cooking by 9am! 😉

    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps x

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  7. One-Way to Health

    I love my slow cooker and I love making bolognese sauce in it. I make a lot of it and then freeze it in portions so that I’ve got a few more meals covered. I also have 2 children, one of which is a 10 months old and easy meals are a must. I just started my own blog about healthy and affordable eating (all gluten free), so feel free to check it out! 🙂 I’m looking forward to more of your posts!

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