I have some great slow cooker recipes that I want to slot in and share with you among my forthcoming posts. But I thought I’d start with this tasty slow-cooked lamb.
It’s a dinner time favourite in my house. I’ve worked out the calories for you so you can include it in your diet plan. It comes in around 450 calories.
Slow cookers or crock pots, don’t have to be reserved for those hearty winter casseroles. In the past, I’ve found I’ve barely used my slow cooker during the summertime. But there are many delicious lighter recipes you can make using a slow cooker.
I’ve pinned some smashing recipes on my Pinterest Slow Cooker and Crock Pot Board.
Slow cookers allow you to make tasty recipes ahead of time, so they’re a great prepping tool. And I’m a huge fan of planning and prepping meals ahead of time.
One of the advantages to pre-preparing you dinner is it stops you mindlessly grabbing and eating unhealthy foods and regretting it straight afterwards.
You can make meals and desserts ahead of time ready for those busy evenings during the week.
Oh, and your smugness levels skyrocket when you hear friends wondering what to make for dinner tonight, and you know your dinner is simmering nicely away at home.
Yeah, about that smugness, here’s a tip: it’s always a good idea to turn the slow cooker on before you leave the house in a hurry.
Obvious I know, but I’ve walked through my front door before now expecting to be greeted my the smell of Turkey and Chickpea Tagine. Then realised my mistake, picture a disappointed, sad face :-(. Oh well, an omelette and salad is always a quick and easy go-to dinner.
Lamb is high in protein of course. It also has Potassium essential for your muscles, nerve cells, heart and kidneys. And, not forgetting Magnesium and Calcium are essential for healthy bones and teeth. And there’s a little zinc too.
It’s an easy recipe to make (my favourite kind). I didn’t use lamb stock but you can. Oddly I always think lamb stock makes the dish, well, too ‘lamby’ (not sure if lamby is a real word).
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