Crock Pot Lentil Taco Stew

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This turned out so good! I have been wanting to add lentils to my menu for some time, but just never made the effort. Our CK recipes are all about easy, no hassle cooking so I knew crock pot was the way to go for this one. Just plop everything together, set it and forget it.

Crock Pot Lentil Taco Stew

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups lentils, rinsed – I used red lentils
  • 2 chicken breast
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 onion chopped – I used frozen chopped onion
  • 2 – 15 oz cans diced tomatoes

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Buffalo Chicken Casserole

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Buffalo Chicken Casserole is a great “anytime meal,” meaning it’s great for any time of day meal or snack. And offers a plant serving, a little fat and a protein serving! Check out the “Categories” tab to find more “anytime meal”  recipe, as well as meals we tag as “post workout.” Looking for more recipes similar to this one? Click on “oven bake” or “crock pot chicken” to find more!

Buffalo Chicken Casserole

Ingredients

  • 2-3 Chicken breasts (I use crock pot chicken)
  • 1 spaghetti squash
  • Frank’s original red hot sauce
  • 3 eggs
  • Reduced Fat Blue Cheese (optional)
  • ½-1 packet of Hidden Valley Dry ranch mix (optional)—also now available is Flavorgod Ranch seasoning!!!
  • 1 box defrosted frozen chopped spinach (optional)

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multiple recipes from the same ingredients

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We like to make things simple around here. Because the first rule in eating cleaner foods is to make them easy access. The majority of our recipes are not complicated. As long as you have a well stocked spice cabinet, you can fix pretty much any of our CK recipes with a quick trip to the store for some fresh foods. In some cases, you can even make multiple recipes from the same ingredients.

The less complicated the better, especially for those just starting on this new journey of eating whole foods!

Another strategy we like to use is cooking in bulk, to use in later meals throughout the week. Sometimes even buying in bulk can save you money at the store. If meat or produce are on sale, think of two ways to use it! The meat you want is sold out? Just use a different kind! You can also substitute with chicken in these recipes. Clean Kitchen is all about getting you thinking of ways to make the planning process easier. This will go a long way in sticking with the plan.

Here are two recipes that use pretty much the same ingredients.

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Crock Pot Chicken

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One of the many problems people run into when trying to eat healthier is having protein on hand. Mostly, this is because proteins require cooking and people do not plan ahead! One of Clean Kitchen’s strategies is bulk cooking protein (like chicken) with a plan to use it in several recipes or meals. Here is our “set it and forget it” method, Crock Pot Chicken.

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