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Comfort Food Workout and Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes

Comfort food doesn't have to fill you up with calories. Ali Holman from CoreCamper.com shares some of her favorite healthy slow cooker recipes and a "comfort food workout" if you've indulged a bit too much already.

COMFORT FOOD WORKOUT
 
1.  SQUAT JUMP PULL THROUGHS
2.  180 JUMPS, ARMS UP
3.  KNEELING PUSHUP TO SQUAT
4.  SQUAY PULSES, ELBOW TO OPPOSITE KNEE
 
HEALTHY CROCK POT RECIPES
 
OVERNIGHT CINNAMON APPLE OATMEAL
 
Non-stick cooking spray
2 large apples chopped
1 1/2 cups skim milk
1 1/2 cups water
1 cup whole grain oats
3 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoon cinnamon 
2 tablespoons milled/ground flaxseed
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 
 
Additional Toppings
1/4 cup chopped nuts (walnuts, almonds, pecans)
 
INSTRUCTIONS:
 
Spray a  slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray. Combine chopped apples, milk, water, oats, sugar, butter, and flax- stirring to combine. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours (overnight). Stir in 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt into the oatmeal just before serving. 
 
Add additional toppings and then enjoy!
 
EASY SWEET POTATO, CHICKEN & QUINOA SOUP
 
INGREDIENTS
 
1 and 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 cup quinoa 
2 large sweet potatoes 
1 can black beans
1 can petite diced tomatoes
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 packet (1.25 ounces) chili seasoning mix
5 cups chicken broth
Optional: fresh parsley
 
INSTRUCTIONS:
 
Spray the slow cooker with nonstick spray. Remove the fat from the chicken breasts and put them into the slow cooker along with the rinsed quinoa. Remove the skins and chop the sweet potatoes into cubes adding them into the slow cooker. Drain and rinse the black beans and add those in. Add in the undrained petite diced tomatoes, minced garlic, chili seasoning mix, and chicken broth. Place on high for 4 hours. Using two forks, shred the chicken and stir all the ingredients together. Add salt and pepper and if desired fresh parsley. Serve immediately.
 
CLEAN EATS TURKEY CHILI
 
INGREDIENTS:
2 lbs. 99% fat free ground turkey breast
1 large yellow onion diced
2 garlic cloves finely chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 cups water
1 6 oz. can tomato paste
1 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
1 15 oz. can diced tomatoes
2 15 oz. cans black beans, rinsed
1 cup frozen corn
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 teaspoons cumin
 
INSTRUCTIONS:
 
Add olive oil, onion and garlic to a large skillet and saute 3 to 4 minutes until slightly tender. Add ground turkey and cook until done, crumbly and brown. It should not be necessary to drain. Add the meat mixture to the crockpot. Add the remaining ingredients starting with the water. Stir until blended. Cover and cook on high for 3 to 4 hours, or 6 to 8 hours on low.

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