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30 Excellent Slow Cooker Recipes For Lazy People

30 Excellent Slow Cooker Recipes For Lazy People

Sometimes, you’re just not into cooking. Takes time. Can get tricky. You can cut yourself. Don’t want to miss the newest episode of your favorite show. But, you love to eat.

You love enjoying a nice dish, and want to start the good habit in life, cooking. Does it really need to be that tough? Absolutely not.

Take a look in your kitchen for slow cooker. This handy all-in-one cooking appliance can be used in many recipes, and produce delicious meals without effort. It’s basically made for the people who don’t want to spend hours in kitchen. First thing that comes to mind when you think about slow cooker – a soup. Or a stew. However, you can prepare a variety of meals with it, considering the way of preparing food. A tasty dinner, lunch or a dessert.

Big advantage of using a crock pot is – you just get the ingredients, mash them all together, put them in and forget about it. An alarm after needed hours is a smart move, to remind you that your meal is done.

Using the slow cooker, you won’t miss your favorite show on TV. Here are the slow cooker recipes that will change your cooking:

1. Slow Cooker Lemon Garlic Chicken

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    For this one, you’ll need a skillet and slow cooker. Ten ingredients (probably already in your kitchen), and just 10-15 minutes of preparation.

    Then, you just leave it for 3 hours if you set on “High” or 6 hours if you set on “Medium”. Set the alarm, relax, and let crock pot do the rest.

    Can’t be easier.  It’s healthy, delicious, and you didn’t brake a sweat making it.

    2. Slow Cooker Make-Ahead Scrambled Eggs

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      When you usually don’t have time to cook, and want to make something tasty, you use scrambled eggs. It’s easy, and done quick.

      With this slow cooker recipe, you can have them prepared and waiting for the next 8 hours for your needs. Excellent idea if you need to snack, and have no nerves to cook again after lunch.

      Preparation is easy, and you can make variations suiting your taste.

      3. Spicy Fajita Soup

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        The Fajita soup tastes delicious, and the preparation is easy; put the ingredients in a crock pot, and let them cook slow, 4-6 hours. Extras like tortilla and cheese topping are fine but not necessary. (Or can be bought on the side)

        Healthy, tasteful meal.

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        4. Savory Bean and Spinach Soup

        beans and spinach soup

          Bean and spinach soup can be served as a whole meal, served with bread. The process is same like the before mentioned soup, just pour the ingredients and cook for 5-7 hours. (Depending on setting)

          Season to taste, and surprise your partner with tasty meal, nutritional and good-looking. People won’t believe you made it yourself.

          5. Honey Ginger Apple Shredded Pork

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            Have you tried this combination perhaps? It’s well-known in Paleo circles these days. Paleo diet has been a blast on the Internet lately, and we know that it is healthy, and losing a pound or two wouldn’t hurt you, right?

            With this slow cooker recipe, you can stick to the diet, and prepare meal in advance. Same principles as always, put the ingredients in crock pot, and cook them for 8 to 10 hours. Enjoy combining apples and pork.

            6. Slow Cooker Beef and Broccoli

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              Beef is low-fat, tasty and stacked with protein. Broccoli is one of the healthiest green foods you can eat. Rice is great for the bowels, and keeps you full for long time. And yes, its tremendously easy to make this meal.

              7. Baked Potatoes from the Crock Pot

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                This one is really easy. Wrap potatoes in foil, put them to slow cooker, and leave them. They’re done in nearly 4 hours and prepared in five minutes. Can’t get any easier than this. And, they are more healthy when not fried.

                8. Easy Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chili

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                  Vegetarian food can also be great, and well prepared in slow cooker. This meal will need about 4-6 hours, depending on heat setting. There is a lot of veggies involved, so health benefits are obvious here.

                  9. Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Country Ribs

                  Sweet & Sour Ribs

                    You need 8 ingredients, and slow cooker. That’s all. And the taste is unbelievable. (Takes around 6-10 hours, depending on setting  the cooker)

                    10. Slow Cooker Hot Artichoke and Spinach Dip

                    Slow-Cooker Hot Artichoke and Spinach Dip

                      Same as always, mix the ingredients and put them into cooker for 2 to 4 hours.

                      This delicious dip is awesome appetizer and starter, even though can be used for a meal with friends. Serve it on a crunchy bread and enjoy.

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                      11. Slow Cooker Cheesy Italian Tortellini

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                        This slow cooker recipe is a bit “harder” to make. You need to bake beef and sausage 5 minutes, and then put that in slow cooker for next 7 hours with rest of the ingredients. 15 minutes before the end, adding Italian tortellini to mixture can’t be that complicated, right? Only thing left to do is to enjoy the meal.

                        *Tip – this meal is caloric, be sure to have it before 6 PM. Healthy eating must induce consuming lighter food after 6 PM, as this habit is not difficult to implement in your daily life.*

                        12. Slow Cooker Garlicky Shrimp

                          This one doesn’t need many hours to complete. It only takes 50 minutes, and some small preparation. Shrimp are good protein source, and it’s recommended eating seafood once a week at least.

                          13. Slow Cooker Enchilada Quinoa Bake

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                            This is a healthy meal your whole family can agree on and you will love the ease of prep. Small preparation before cooking in pot, (4 minutes) and than 3 hours and 15 minutes of cooking.

                            14. Crock Pot Potato Chowder

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                              Potato chowder is yummy! This meal, when is “seasoned” with little bacon and chives on top, tastes amazing. Cooking time – 8 to 10 hours.

                              You will be able to set it up in 10 minutes, and go to work, and when you’re back, you’ll have your delicious meal waiting. Simple as that.

                              15. Slow Cooker Chili Chicken Tacos

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                                In slow cooker, combine chicken, garlic, salsa, chiles, chili powder, 1 teaspoon salt, and teaspoon pepper. Cover and cook on high, 4 hours (or on low, 8 hours).

                                After it’s done, tear the meat apart in small pieces, add spices to taste and enjoy the easy made delicious tacos. Much more healthier than regular tacos bought on the street.

                                16. Slow Cooker Chicken and Chickpea Curry

                                Slow-cooker chicken and chickpea curry

                                  This scrumptious meal can turn your house to an restaurant, smell-vise. Cooking lasts for 6 hours, or when chicken gets tender, and during this period your house will be filled with delicious smell which will last for hours after. Preparation of ingredients before cooking in crock pot takes only 5-6 minutes.

                                  17. Slow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowl

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                                    When you get used to crock pot and using it every single day (which will happen if you try at least two of the recipes from here) you can start on some bit “complex” meals. Even though they’re still so easy to make.

                                    Put in, cook, remove chicken, add rice, return chicken and cheese, serve. Easy.

                                    18. Grape Jelly Meatballs

                                    Grape Yelly Meatballs

                                      One of the easiest yet.It can be done for 5 minutes prep, and 4 hours cooking. Three ingredients. These are a party hit!

                                      Small suggestion: they are yummy, but caloric. The good advice for consuming them is to make sure you eat them during the day, and don’t overdose.

                                      19. Slow-Cooked Fisherman’s Wharf Seafood Stew

                                      Slow cooked seafood

                                        Easy recipe. Mix the ingredients in crock pot, and cook for 8-9 hours. 20 minutes before the end, add meaty stuff, and let them cook together. Extraordinary delicious, and healthy meal.

                                        Seafood should be implemented in your weekly feeding regime for health reasons, and it’s tasty.

                                        20. Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken

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                                          Excellent recipe for weight watchers. Low calories, high protein, and healthy and delicious meal. Cut the chicken, put it in crock pot with spices and sauces, and cook on Low for 2 hours.

                                          21. Leg of Lamb in the Slow Cooker with Mint, Rosemary & Garlic

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                                            Preparing this will take around 30 minutes. You need to make the paste for meat, and bake lamb in skillet until it goes brown on all sides. And then, put it in slow cooker for 8 hours. It will melt in your mouth later.

                                            22. Slow Cooker Barbecue Beef Sandwiches

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                                              Your slow cooker does all the work. Real barbecue taste from a crock pot. Cooking lasts for 8 hours, and then you just cut it thin with onion and enjoy.

                                              23. Mocha Hot Chocolate

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                                                Ice cream, milk, and espresso. Delicious combination. When crock pot mends them together you’ll forget about regular coffee.

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                                                24. Slow Cooker Chocolate Fudge

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                                                  Melt the ingredients in your crock pot, and pour into baking dish. Let it harden, and than cut on small cubes. Delicious.

                                                  25. Slow Cooker Pumpkin Spice Latte

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                                                    2 hours of cooking will make this latte with pumpkin taste unforgettable. And you’ll prepare it for 5 minutes, and all the rest will be done by your crock pot.

                                                    26. Crock Pot Cherry Dump Cake

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                                                      Delicious desert. Easy to make, and you get to mix and crumble dry cake mix with butter. 2 to 4 hours cooking in cooker, depending on heat.

                                                      27. Overnight Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

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                                                        This seriously could NOT be any easier! And, you’ll wake up in the morning with a house that smells delicious and a slow cooker full of piping hot oatmeal!

                                                        28. Slow Cooker Bananas Foster

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                                                          This delicious low calorie treat will be done in about two hours. Rum and honey give exquisite taste to banana slices, while slow cooker melts them to perfection.

                                                          29. Mulled Cranberry Punch

                                                          Mulled Cranberry Punch

                                                            You can make a healthy fruit punch for an vivid afternoon sip. It can replace a tea as well as cocktails at your brunch party.

                                                            30. Easy Slow Cooker Applesauce

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                                                              This low calorie dessert is delicious and healthy. Combined with whipped cream it is a pleasure for all senses.

                                                              The slow cooker can make your life easier. You will prepare meals like professional without too much effort. Don’t be afraid to make a first step, you can enjoy your specialty even today.

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                                                              Last Updated on November 18, 2020

                                                              50 Habits of Highly Successful People You Should Learn

                                                              50 Habits of Highly Successful People You Should Learn

                                                              If you’re like me and really into self-development, you’ve probably read many of the thousands of self-help books out there on the market. But also like me, you probably find all the information a bit overwhelming.

                                                              That’s why I wanted to do the self-less task of taking the most important, life-changing lessons I’ve drawn from these books and condensed them into 50 key points.

                                                              Here’re 50 habits of successful people you should learn:

                                                              1. Believe It to See It

                                                              Our minds tend to focus on what’s happening around us and refuse to see what could happen. Only when you trust in what’s possible and dare to dream big, big things can happen for you.

                                                              2. See Problems as a Wonderful Gift

                                                              While others only see problems and give up, successful people use the problem as a lesson to find improvement in themselves or the task at hand.

                                                              3. Keep Looking for Solutions

                                                              Even if they’re knee-deep in problems, successful people will still put all of their focus on finding solutions.

                                                              4. Remember It’s All About the Journey

                                                              Successful people are conscious and methodical in creating their own success. They don’t sit around doing the bare minimum, hoping success finds them.

                                                              5. Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway

                                                              There’s so much fear on the road to success, but instead of letting that fear control and limit them, successful people do a good job of just forging ahead regardless.

                                                              6. Always Ask Productive Questions

                                                              It’s all about asking the right questions. Successful people make sure they are questions that will elicit information for a more productive, creative and positive mindset moving forward.

                                                              7. Understand the Best Waste of Energy Is Complaining

                                                              Successful people know that choosing to see the negative side of things will only create a useless and unproductive state.

                                                              8. Don’t Play the Blame Game

                                                              Taking responsibility for actions and outcomes is a form of empowerment that you can build your success upon. While the act of blaming others or outside circumstances takes this empowerment away from you.

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                                                              9. Maximize Your Strengths

                                                              Not every successful person is simply more talented than the rest, but they do use what they know they’re good at to achieve more successful results.

                                                              10. Be in It to Win It

                                                              Successful people are busy, productive and proactive. Instead of sitting around over-thinking and over-planning a great idea, they just take a step towards it no matter how small.

                                                              11. Know That Success Attracts Success

                                                              People who are successful surround themselves and seek out like-minded people. They understand the importance of being part of a team and forge win-win relationships.

                                                              12. Actually Choose to Be Successful

                                                              Dreaming big is a massive part of being successful even if your dream seems impossible. Ambition is a mindset that needs to be a daily conscious choice.

                                                              13. Visualize, Visualize, Visualize!

                                                              You’ve got to see your success in your mind’s eye even before it comes. Successful people clarify and get that certainty about what they want their reality to look like rather than being mere spectators of life.

                                                              14. Be a One-Off Original

                                                              Successful people look for what’s working and then create a unique spin on it. Imitating only regurgitates other people’s ideas with no originality.

                                                              15. The Perfect Time to Act Is Now

                                                              Waiting for the right time to act is basically procrastination wrapped up in an excuse. Successful people know there’s never a perfect time so they may as well just do it now.

                                                              16. Keep Learning, Keep Growing

                                                              Continuous learning is the key to a successful life. Whether it’s academic, being a student of life or actionable learning, it’s all about expanding your knowledge and personal development.

                                                              17. Always Look on the Bright Side of Life

                                                              Successful people have the knack for finding positive aspects in all people and circumstances no matter what.

                                                              18. Having a Bad Day? Do It Anyway!

                                                              We all have bad moods but it shouldn’t be an excuse to stop everything. Giving into a bad mood just stop-starts your life, slowing success way down.

                                                              19. Sometimes Risky Business Is Needed

                                                              Calculated risks are a must for success. It’s about weighing the pros and cons while moving forward with that element of trust.

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                                                              20. Accept Challenge All the Time

                                                              Dealing with problems head-on is a must to be successful. Successful people also face challenges in order to improve themselves.

                                                              21. Make Your Own Luck

                                                              In the mindset of a successful person, there’s no such thing as ‘luck’ or ‘fate’. They take control to actively and consciously create their own best life.

                                                              22. Ignite Your Initiative

                                                              While many people are reactive, successful people are proactive – taking action before they have to.

                                                              23. Be the Master of Your Emotions

                                                              Being effective at managing emotions is key on the road to success. That’s not to say successful people don’t feel like we all do, but they’re just not slaves to their emotions.

                                                              24. Champion in Communication

                                                              Consciously working on effective communication skills gets anyone closer to success.

                                                              25. Plan Your Life Strategically

                                                              Successful people’s lives aren’t a clumsy series of unplanned events and outcomes, they methodically work at turning their plans into a reality.

                                                              26. Become Exceptional at What You Do

                                                              To become exceptional, you typically have to do things that most won’t. To become successful, hard decisions need to be made and acting on them is crucial.

                                                              27. Choose to Live Outside of Your Comfort Zone

                                                              While many people are pleasure junkies and avoid pain and discomfort at all costs, successful people understand the value and benefits of working through the tough stuff that most would avoid.

                                                              28. Live by Core Values

                                                              Successful people firstly identify their core values and what’s important to them, then do their best to live a life that reflects these values.

                                                              29. Realize Money Isn’t Everything

                                                              Money and success are not interchangeable and the most successful people understand this. Putting money on a pedestal and equating it to success is a dangerous mindset to have. Success comes in many forms.

                                                              30. Don’t Get Carried Away

                                                              Successful people understand the importance of discipline and self-control and as a result they are happy to take the road less travelled.

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                                                              31. Self-Worth Is Not Tied to Success

                                                              Successful people are secure. They do not derive their self-worth from what they own, who they know, where they live or what they look like.

                                                              32. Kindness Breeds Kindness (And Success)

                                                              Generosity and kindness is a common trait among long-term successful people. It’s important to take pleasure in helping others achieve.

                                                              33. More Humility, Less Arrogance

                                                              Successful people are humble and happy to admit and apologize for mistakes. This is because they’re confident in their ability. They are happy to learn from others and happy to make others look good rather than seek their own personal glory.

                                                              34. Change Opens New Doors

                                                              People who are successful are adaptable and embrace change, while the majority are creatures of comfort and habit. They are comfortable with, and embrace, the new and the unfamiliar.

                                                              35. Success Requires a Healthy Body

                                                              It’s not just how you think, it’s about how you show up for success. Successful people understand the importance of being physically well, not for vain reasons but because being in tiptop condition creates a better personal life for success.

                                                              36. Laziness Just Doesn’t Exist

                                                              Successful people are never considered lazy. Yes, they can relax when they need to, but working hard is their game.

                                                              37. Resilience by the Bucket Load

                                                              When difficulty strikes, most would throw in the towel, but successful people are just warming up.

                                                              38. Feedback Is Just Another Chance to Improve

                                                              How people react to feedback determines their potential for success. Being open to constructive criticism and acting on it to improve is most seen in those who are successful.

                                                              39. Your Vibe Attracts Your Tribe

                                                              If people are hanging out with toxic and negative people, then they need to take a look at themselves. Successful people hang out with others who are positive and supportive.

                                                              40. Can’t Control It? Forget It

                                                              Successful people don’t invest time or emotional energy into things which they have no control of.

                                                              41. Swim Against the Tide

                                                              Successful people are not people-pleasers and they don’t need constant approval from others in order to move ahead.

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                                                              42. Alone Time Is Valuable Time

                                                              More self-worth means being more comfortable with your own company. Successful people are more happy and see the value in spending time alone.

                                                              43. Self-Standard Is Higher Than Most

                                                              Everyone has a choice to set high standards for themselves. Successful people do this, which in turn produces greater commitment, more momentum, a better work ethic and of course, better results.

                                                              44. Failure Isn’t Rationalized

                                                              While many use age, health, lack of time, ‘bad luck’, or lack of opportunity to explain away their failure, the key to success is finding a way to succeed despite facing these challenges.

                                                              45. Down Time Is an Important Part of a Routine

                                                              Having an off switch and taking time to do things that make them happy is a common trait of a successful person. Take a look at here The Importance of Scheduling Downtime.

                                                              46. Career Isn’t Who You Are, It’s What You Do

                                                              Successful people know their career isn’t their identity. They are multi-dimensional and don’t define themselves by their job.

                                                              47. Be Interested in Only the Path of Resistance

                                                              While most people look for the easiest way or the shortcut, successful people are more interested in the most effective way. They look for the course of action which will produce the best results over the long term.

                                                              48. Follow Through

                                                              Many spend their life starting things that they never finish, but successful people get the job done. Even when the excitement and the novelty has worn off they still follow through and finish.

                                                              49. Invest in All Your Dimensions

                                                              We’re not just physical and psychological beings, but emotional and spiritual creatures as well. Successful people consciously work at being healthy and productive on all levels.

                                                              50. Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

                                                              To obtain success, it’s important to practice what you preach. Successful people don’t talk about the theory, they live the reality.

                                                              So there you have it, a summary of what I’ve learned from self-help books. But of course, you need to start taking actions so you will get closer to success too.

                                                              Bonus: 5 Bad Habits To Quit

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