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5 Energy Saving Slow Cooker Recipes

It’s no secret that slow cookers are a friend to many busy people.  Dump ingredients in the morning, and by the time it’s dinner time your home smells like a 5 star restaurant and everything is ready to go.  Slow cookers are especially good for making those cozy foods such as soups and stews that we love during the winter months.

We love slow cookers because they are energy efficient.  Though they do require electricity, they often use much less electricity than an electric stovetop and they do not require any gas at all.  With some long weeks of winter still ahead of us, we thought that we would hunker down, eat some delicious food, and save energy.  Here are some favorite slow cooker recipes:

5 Energy Saving Slow Cooker Recipes

1. Slow Cooker Chicken Barley Soup Recipes via Food.

Compared to some slow cooker recipes, this one has a pretty quick cooking time of only 3 hours.  That makes it perfect for those days when you realized that you forgot to prep ahead in the morning.  See the full recipe here.

2. The Best Healthy Turkey Chili via Ambitious Kitchen

This recipe can easily be adjusted to be made on the stovetop or in the slow cooker.  Packed with lean protein and vegetables, this is a great one to pull out for game day or on a cold, snowy Sunday.  Click here for the full recipe.

3. Balsamic Pork Tenderloin via Add a Pinch

Add in vegetables to have your whole meal taken care of at once, and don’t forget to shred the leftovers for pulled pork sandwiches later in the week!  Check out the full recipe here.

4. Loaded BBQ Pulled Pork Nachos via The Nutritionist Reviews

Though this recipe requires a little extra work outside of the slow cooker, the results are delicious!  This is a great recipe for parties, or for making eating vegetables fun for kids.  Here is the full recipe.

5. Easy Cheesy Crockpot Chicken Corn Chili via Peanut Butter Fingers

Made with cream cheese, this chili is deliciously creamy.  Plus, you probably already have many of the ingredients in your fridge or pantry.  Other than chopping, there is no prep work involved with this recipe.  Check it out here.

Looking for more ways to save energy?  Contact us at FLAME Heating, Cooling, Plumbing, and Electrical!

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