I recently got a review copy of the book Paleo Slow Cooking by Chrissy Gower and I”ve thoroughly enjoyed reading through it. Just as the title suggests, this 200+ page cookbook is dedicated to paleo, grain-free recipes that can be easily prepared in a slow-cooker.
I was most surprised to see breakfast slow-cooker recipes since breakfast is typically the toughest meal to prepare ahead. I’m actually planning to use different versions of the slow-cooker fritatta recipe on Sunday mornings so I can prepare it before church and it will be ready when we get home.
Paleo Slow Cooking includes easy to prepare recipes for everything from barbecue, to meatloaf, to chili, to stews and soups. If you’ve switched to a real-food way of eating and had trouble finding recipes for slow-cooking that don’t include canned soups or noodles, Paleo Slow Cooking might be a great solution for you.
Another great thing about slow-cooking in general (especially with real foods) is that it allows you to use less expensive cuts of meat and cook them until tender. With slow-cooking, it is also easy to double the veggies so less meat is needed and the recipe is even more budget friendly.
While Paleo Slow Cooking gives detailed instructions for most recipes, I’ve noticed with the ones that I’ve tried that even if I just add the general proportions of the ingredients and get them all in the slow-cooker, the results will usually be really good. It is tough to mess up slow cooker recipes and since they typically just involve putting foods in the Crock Pot, kids can help.
If you like using a slow-cooker to save time, I’d definitely recommend Paleo Slow Cooking as a great resource to get started. There are a variety of recipes from breakfast to dessert and everything in between and I can think of endless variations fo the recipes.
Do you use a slow-cooker often? What is your go-to recipe? Share below!