Guys and gals, we know how it's going in college. Life is busy, money is tight, and there is seemingly no access to healthy food unless of course, you have chosen to add thousands of dollars worth of student debt for a meal plan that you can only access on campus.
Maybe you know how to cook, and maybe you don't, but either way, there's no time to think about slicing and dicing when you're balancing assignments at school and work, leading campus organizations and trying to have some fun in the meantime.
Enter the crockpot. This foolhardy, no mess, no-nonsense appliance is a must-have for those of you who prefer something healthier than take-out to get you through these lean years.
With the use of this one, simple device and some handy recipes, you can make easy crockpot meals that will nourish you, and provide the kind of nutrition that your brain and body need to get ahead and make the most of your education and work experiences.
How Does a Crockpot Meal Work?
With this affordable appliance, you can enjoy crockpot meals delivered each day, regardless of how much work you need to accomplish or how many places you need to go.
Each of these crockpot creations is designed for busy people like you - those who don't have hours to spend fretting over multi-step recipes. Crockpot meals require minimal preparation because the ingredients are simultaneously added to the same pot.
Simply turn the knob to the appropriate heat setting, and go about your day, achieving your dreams with the reassurance that a delicious, healthy crockpot meals will be waiting for you when you get back.
To help you along your crockpot journey, we have listed some excellent options for students, which include low-cost ingredients that are easily accessible at most grocery stores and food markets.
Chicken and Potatoes
Have you been working out, trying to build muscle and speed up your metabolism? This meal will provide an excellent helping of protein, which is precisely what the body needs to accomplish these two essential tasks in body sculpting.
Follow the recipe at The Recipe Critic.
Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese
If you love mac and cheese, you will be thrilled to know that it no longer has to serve as a side dish. This Buffalo chicken mac and cheese is the main event, with its creamy macaroni, and large chunks of white meat.
Check it out at What a Crock.
Quinoa Chicken Primavera
Are you trying to follow your parents' advice to eat your vegetables, especially the greens? This recipe has it all. While it's bursting at the seams with healthy superfoods, it is also popping with a mixture of delicious flavors. Chicken, lemon, quinoa, asparagus, pine nuts and more are essential ingredients in this winner. For a healthy, well-balanced meal, see the recipe at Pinch of Yum.
Cheesy Taco Dip
Want to kick back and watch the game with your friends? Don’t forget this incredible taco dip, which is loaded with a generous helping of ground beef, and topped off with a little sriracha flavor.
Get it at What a Crock.
Chuck Roast With Balsamic and Dijon
Want to switch it up with a bit of red meat and reap some extraordinary health benefits from other ingredients, too? Go for it with this chuck roast recipe that includes balsamic, known for its beneficial antioxidants. You can't go wrong with the inclusion of carrots and baby potatoes, as well.
Visit The Wicked Noodle for this hearty recipe.
Bacon Mozzarella Meatballs
These delicious all-beef meatballs are packed with an intense punch, loaded with mozzarella cheese, and bursting with the flavor of bacon.
Find them at What a Crock.
Vegetarian, you say?
Never fear! After all, crockpots are not only for carnivores. There are countless vegetarian options for crockpot meals that are budget friendly to today's college students.
Why not try a crockpot burrito bowl? Appealing to vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike, this burrito bowl is an inexpensive crowd-pleaser.
Visit Amuse Your Bouche for the full recipe.
Crockpots are fantastically useful to college students. If you would like more information about how to make the best crock pot meals, be sure to visit the What-A-Crock website for information about the services we provide. Contact us today at (610) 756-2822.
For a reasonable cost, we provide the highest quality, hand-picked foods, do all the cutting and slicing, and deliver it all to your doorstep, so that you can just put it all in the crockpot and go on with your day.
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